Remove New Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Alexi McCammond Over Racist & Homophobic Language

Remove New Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Alexi McCammond Over Racist & Homophobic Language

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Fashion For All Foundation is calling on Condé Nast to immediately remove the newly appointed Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Alexi McCammond from her position.


McCammond’s homophobic and racist views may have been written some time ago, but Condé Nast needs to set a precedent of zero tolerance and chose an editor-in-chief who has always made their position on racism, homophobia and bigotry clear.In the Teen Vogue statement announcing her appointment, no acknowledgement ofthese tweets was made, and no apology offered. It was only after backlash from readers that Alexi McCammond addressed the situation.

As she mentions in her statement, this is an ‘era of heightened anti-Asian violence’, and with the ‘ongoing struggles of the LGBTQ+ community’, her appointment is truly unacceptable. By allowing her to take to the helm on March 24th, Condé Nast is not only setting an extremely low standard of accountability within its business, but it is also making BIPOC and LGBTQ+ employees at Teen Vogue feel unsafe, undervalued and unheard.The ‘inclusive environment’ Teen Vogue claim to have created seems to be a façade, and we stand with the 20 staff members, AAPI, LGBTQ+ communities and members of the public who have expressed their distress over this appointment. In the current climate of fear, with both hate speech and violence increasing, there should be no room for slurs like Alexis’ to exist in any space. No matter how long ago they occurred. If the fashion industry, and wider society, are truly intent on turning the page and bringing healing to this nation, then there needs to be zero hate and discrimination of any kind.

As a progressive publication that refers to itself as a ‘voice for justice and change’, we say to Teen Vogue: do not allow a person with racist and homophobic views, who showed no signs of remorse until pressed, to become the figurehead of everything you stand for.Your young and impressionable readers need an editor-in-chief who truly has the best interests of all fashion lovers at their heart. Being inclusive is not a trend, it is the new precedent. Anything less is unacceptable.

 

Respectfully,

Fashion For All Foundation 

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