A year ago, a video surfaced of a man on C-Span, the news network, being asked what he thought of the cable knit cardigans worn by some women at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. The man was wearing a striped shirt, black socks, and a knit sweater.
He was wearing his hair in a ponytail.
The clip was picked up by BuzzFeed and a number of other news outlets, which began to tweet the clip and share their thoughts about the cable sweater.
Some people felt that the man’s shirt was more like a scarf, others felt that his socks were more like shorts.
“If I were wearing a sweater, I’d look like a guy in my early 30s,” a viewer wrote on Twitter.
The video was quickly taken down by BuzzFeed, and the network removed the video from the site.
But C-span didn’t.
The network, which is owned by Time Warner, said it had taken the video down for “technical reasons.”
It was not clear why the network was taking down the clip, but the video did not appear to have been removed.
“We’ve been in touch with the creator of the clip to discuss the video and the concerns raised,” a Time Warner spokesperson told Newsweek.
The network’s response was a bit confusing.
The video was not removed because it was considered offensive or inappropriate, according to the spokesperson, who didn’t offer any other explanation.
A spokesperson for the network said the clip was “being removed due to technical reasons.”
The spokesperson added, “We apologize to our viewers and have taken the appropriate action.”
But the video, which was clearly still being watched on CTV, had been taken down and re-uploaded.
“While we understand this video has been removed from CTV.com, the network will continue to work to address the issue with our viewers,” the spokesperson wrote in an email.
The controversy over the cable ribbed sweater began when the C-span network started to feature videos that feature the cable knitting of knit sweater, cable chest, and knit socks.
The clips were made for the Women in the World program, which featured the women and their supporters from the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union, and other groups, including the American Medical Association.
“It was a way for them to share their stories about the importance of making our world a better place,” one viewer tweeted.
Another viewer pointed out that the clips were not meant to be offensive, and they were also not intended to promote any political views.
“A sweater and a pair of socks is not a symbol of oppression,” one of the clips said.
“They’re not symbols of racism or sexism.
They’re symbols of our shared humanity and how we are united in the fight for a better world.”
But the CSPAN clip quickly gained traction, with viewers criticizing the network for taking down one of their own.
“Why are you not doing this?
Because your cable networks have nothing to do with feminism?” tweeted one user.
“You’re just going to repeat what your bosses tell you and keep people watching.”
“C-spans, you should be doing this for the women you work for.
Not for the ones you don’t,” wrote another.
Another C-splain the cable knitted sweater video.
“The cable knit sweater video was pulled off C-news for technical reasons.
The original was posted in February.
They’ve taken it down for technical issues.”
Another CSPan clip of a knit scarf.
The sweater is not meant for women.
It was removed by C-scope for technical considerations.
#womensmarch — The White House (@whitehouse) January 12, 2021The cable sweater was one of two videos that featured women knitting together in the days following the inauguration, and C-scans also showed women knitting the cable scarf.
“When you are knitting for a cause, you are not only fighting for one thing, you’re also fighting for a universal truth,” C-Scope’s Cassy Cascia told the White House Correspondents’ Association in a statement.
“And when we are able to work together as a united people, we can all make a difference for a world where we all feel safe and have the chance to live up to our own ideals.”
On Tuesday, a day after the Women to the Wall march, C-site tweeted about the “cable sweater” video.
A C-section is an event when an infant is born to a mother who is wearing a corset or harness.
The cable hat, knit sweater or cable knit hat.
#C-Spans #WomenToTheWall pic.twitter.com/XbG2g6y8aN — C-spotting (@CSPanSpotting) January 13, 2021It’s unclear what, if any, explanation C-Site was giving about why the video was taken