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New Teen Vogue editor steps aside after backlash over past homophobic and anti-Asian tweets | US News

A journalist who was about to turn out to be editor of Teen Vogue has introduced she is going to now not be taking the function – after a backlash over homophobic and anti-Asian tweets she wrote in 2011. 

In a press release, Alexi McCammond mentioned: “I turned a journalist to assist elevate up the tales and voices of our most weak communities.

“As a young woman of colour, that’s part of the reason I was so excited to lead the Teen Vogue in its next chapter.

“My past tweets have overshadowed the work I’ve performed to focus on the individuals and points I care about – points that Teen Vogue have labored tirelessly to share with the world – and so Conde Nast and I’ve determined to half methods.”

The 27-year-old added: “I shouldn’t have tweeted what I did and I’ve taken full duty for that. I take a look at my work and development within the years since, and have redoubled my dedication to rising within the years to come back as each an individual and an expert.”

More than 20 Teen Vogue employees members had posted a press release final week – confirming that they had written to administration in assist of readers who had been alarmed by the now-deleted tweets.

They famous that Ms McCammond’s appointment got here at a time of “historically high anti-Asian violence and amid the ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ community”.

A Conde Nast government mentioned that Ms McCammond had disclosed the tweets through the hiring course of, however that the company had been “dedicated to making her successful in the role”.

Last week, a significant advertiser – the favored skincare and cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty – introduced it had paused advert spending with Teen Vogue.

Ms McCammond’s tweets had first emerged in 2019, and on the time she mentioned she was “deeply sorry” – including that the posts “do not reflect my views or who I am today”.

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