Conservatives Slam Vanity Fair Over Melania Trump Snub

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Vanity Fair did not include first lady Melania Trump on its 2017 International Best-Dressed List, and a lot of conservatives are crying foul.

The magazine's list featured a number of current and former public officials, including former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama; French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte; and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It also included pop stars Solange Knowles, Rihanna and Harry Styles, as well as NBA star LeBron James, according to HuffPost.

And while Melania was excluded, her stylist, Herve Pierre, made the cut. Still, many Trump family supporters are up in arms over what they perceive to be a politically motivated snub.

"Not having Melania Trump on best dressed list is pure spite," one person tweeted at the magazine. "You know as well as I do she is best dressed PERIOD!"

"Melania Trump is [too] beautiful for Vanity Fair, I mean Vanity Unfair," tweeted another.

Others tied the Vanity Fair list into the "fake news" narrative pushed by President Donald Trump.

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"Just when you think the [fake media] couldn't get any worse, Vanity Fair DOESN'T put [First Lady Melania Trump] on their Annual Best-Dressed List."

And it appears that the magazine may have lost a few subscribers, as well.

As one Twitter user wrote: "I am choosing to boycott your magazine in any format due to your deliberate snub of Melania Trump as one of the best dressed women in 2017."

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Writing for conservative website The Daily Caller, Jena Greene argued that Vanity Fair left Melania off the list because the magazine's editor, Graydon Carter, has a personal vendetta against her husband.

"I can't help but think that Melania forfeited a spot on the best dressed list not because she's poorly dressed but because she is married to The Donald," Greene wrote.

Carter and Trump have a longstanding feud that began in 1988, when Carter called Mr. Trump a "short-fingered vulgarian" in the pages of Spy Magazine.

In December 2016, Mr. Trump blasted Vanity Fair, and Carter specifically, on Twitter.

"Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of [Vanity Fair] Magazine," he wrote. "Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!"

On Sept. 7, Carter announced that he will be retiring from Vanity Fair in December.

"I've loved every moment of my time here and I've pretty much accomplished everything I've ever wanted to do," he said in a statement, according to Reuters.

Carter added that he wants to step down "while the magazine is on top."

"I want to leave while it's in vibrant shape, both in the digital realm and the print realm," he said.

Sources: HuffPost, The Daily Caller, Reuters / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: U.S. Department of State/FlickrAirman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding/U.S. Air Force

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