Alexi McCammond stated Thursday she will resign as editor-in-chief of Teen Style– just days before she was set to start– following a furor over her decade-old racist tweets about Asians.
” My previous tweets have overshadowed the work I have actually done to highlight the people and issues that I care about– concerns that Teenager Vogue has worked tirelessly to share with the world,” McCammond stated on Twitter.
McCammond said she and Teen Style publisher Conde Nast “have actually decided to part ways.”
The 27-year-old’s significant promo, and timely resignation, followed intense reaction– reportedly including from within Teenager Vogue itself– over racist and homophobic tweets she published in 2011, a few of which espoused offensive stereotypes about Asians.
Conde Nast had supposedly shared news of McCammond’s departure in an internal e-mail earlier Thursday.
” After speaking to Alexi today, we agreed that it was best to part methods, so regarding not eclipse the important work occurring at Teen Vogue,” Chief Individuals Officer Stan Duncan composed in an internal memo, Mediaite reported.
The resignation came a month after McCammond’s sweetheart, T.J. Ducklo, was suspended by, and then resigned from, the White Home following reports he had actually threatened a journalist who was checking out his relationship with McCammond, who made a name for herself as a political reporter at Axios.
Jonathan Swan, a prominent political press reporter and former associate of McCammond’s at Axios, protected McCammond later Thursday.
” I have actually worked with [McCammond] for four years,” Swan tweeted. “I know her well and can state this unequivocally: The idea she is racist is ridiculous.”
” Where the hell are we as a market if we can not accept an individual’s sincere and repeated apologies for tweets when they were a teenager?” he wrote.
As pressure installed on Conde Nast over McCammond’s tweets, Ulta Appeal apparently paused a seven-figure ad buy with Teenager Style.
McCammond, who in 2019 was granted by the National Association of Black Reporters as their emerging journalist of the year, has actually previously apologized for the tweets, and revealed regret when again in her statement Thursday.
” I ended up being a journalist to assist raise the stories and voices of our most vulnerable neighborhoods. As a girl of color, that belongs to the factor I was so thrilled to lead the Teenager Vogue team in its next chapter,” McCammond said.
” I need to not have actually tweeted what I did and I have actually taken complete obligation for that. I take a look at my work and development in the years considering that, and have actually enhanced my commitment to growing in the years to come as both a person and as a professional.”
” I wish the gifted team at Teenager Style the absolute finest moving on. Their work has never been more important, and I will be rooting for them.”
” There are a lot of stories left to be informed, specifically those about marginalized communities and the concerns affecting them. I intend to have the chance to re-join the ranks of steadfast journalists who are shining light on the problems that matter each and every single day,” she stated.