Criticism of Alexi McCammond, the newly hired editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, has increased since she was hired, culminating in Teen Vogue staff appointing their new boss over past racist and anti-gay remarks by Condé Nast announced on 5 March announced that McCammond, a former political reporter at Axios, would lead the digital publication known for blending progressive political reporting with fashion and celebrity journalism after former editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner hit New York’s The Cut Days later, Diane Tsui, editor-in-chief at Infatuation and former Cut Fashion editor, posted screenshots of anti-Asian tweets that McCammond wrote in 2011, “Thank you, stupid Asian TA you’re great, “she wrote in one about a bad grade on a college assignment,” Now google how not to wake up with puffy, Asian eyes “She wrote in another Tsui noted that McCammond, who is black, had apologized for the tweets back in 2019 but described them as” deeply insensitive “rather than” racist “when we talk about accountability versus abandon culture we’re talking about how this should have been approached, not just by her, but by Teen Vogue and Condé Nast as a whole, especially given the current national discourse on Asian racism”Tsui wrote others criticized McCammond for screenshots of tweets using” gay “and” homo “as insults These screenshots do not show the dates of these tweets, but they do refer to the December 2014 baseball referee Dale Scott

More than 20 Teen Vogue employees announced Monday the 8th March, posted a message on social media saying they had written to Condé Nast leadership about McCammond “in light of their previous racist and homophobic tweets” at a moment of historically high levels of anti-Asian violence and amid ongoing LGBTQ struggles -Community, as employees of Teen Vogue, we completely reject these feelings, “they wrote.” We hope that an internal conversation will prove fruitful in maintaining the integrity that our audience grants us. Celebrities like Olivia Munn and Daniel Dae Kim sent one A message of support to the staff and read, “We – Asian American activists, creators and citizens – stand in solidarity with Teen Vogue staff and want to thank them for speaking out against anti-Asian racism”

Many thanks to the @TeenVogue staff who are actively involved in this issue.We cannot afford to be silent for ourselves as well as for future generations #StopAsianHate https: // tco / yXhuYGun7w BildTwittercom / JHGyUeW4Y3

McCammond apologized in a message to staff on Aug. March for the Tweets “You saw some offensive, idiotic tweets when I was a teenager perpetuating harmful and racist stereotypes about Asian Americans,” she wrote, “I apologized for them years ago, but today I want to be clear: me I apologize deeply to all of you for the pain this has caused There is no excuse for such language “And in a statement to the Daily Beast, Condé Nast defended McCammond’s attitude, citing her apology for 2019” During her career she has stood up the advocate of marginalized voices, “said a spokesman

Criticism of McCammond and Condé Nast comes after the summer of 2020 when Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport stepped down after a photo of him dressed as a Puerto Rican emerged that prompted former Bon Appétit Test Kitchen stars like Sohla El -Waylly and Priya Krishna, at Condé Nast Entertainment, the publisher’s video studio, to point out racial inequality Over half a dozen stars finally left the test kitchen in response

Nor is this the only current controversy surrounding McCammond’s relationship with boyfriend TJ Ducklo, which began when she was covering Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and he was the campaign’s press secretary and made headlines early on in the Biden administration (you was banned from reporting on the campaign once they agreed to meet) Vanity Fair reported in mid-February when a Politico reporter tried to cover their relationship, Ducklo said to her, “I’m going to destroy you. This made the White House, Ducklo, at that time a deputy press secretary to suspend He later resigned

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