July 27, 2021

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Alexi McCammond parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets

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Saying her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her function, journalist Alexi McCammond said Thursday that she and publisher Condé Nast have made a decision to part means at Teen Vogue.

“I really should not have tweeted what I did and I have taken comprehensive obligation for that,” the McCammond said in a assertion posted on social media. “I look at my do the job and expansion in the yrs since, and have redoubled my motivation to rising in the decades to occur as both equally a individual and as a specialist.”

McCammond was tapped as the incoming editor in main to change Lindsay Peoples Wagner, but the tweets from when she was a teenager and college pupil — as lately as 2011 — resurfaced following the appointment was declared.

Phone calls for the magazine to change steadily mounted, with far more than 20 Teenager Vogue staff members users submitting a statement final week stating they had composed administration in assist of viewers and other folks alarmed by the now-deleted tweets. They pointed out that McCammond’s appointment arrives at a time of “historically superior anti-Asian violence and amid the ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ neighborhood.”

In an internal e mail, Condé Nast’s “chief individuals officer” Stan Duncan instructed U.S. employees that McCammond’s departure arrives as the “finest path ahead” so as not to “overshadow” Teen Vogue’s operate to become more equitable and inclusive.

McCammond, 27, was appointed previously this month by the electronic-only Teen Vogue. She experienced worked as a political journalist in Washington for Axios and was an on-air contributor for MSNBC. 

The tweets first surfaced in 2019, and at the time McCammond said she was “deeply sorry” and that the posts “do not reflect my views or who I am today.” She apologized all over again following her Teen Vogue appointment, stating on social media “there is certainly no excuse for perpetuating individuals awful stereotypes in any way.”

On Thursday, McCammond said she turned a journalist to “elevate up the stories and voices of our most vulnerable communities,” and hopes to do that as a journalist at the time once more.
 

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