Less than a week before Alexi McCammond was set to start her new job as editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue she has been removed from the role.
McCammond’s removal comes after heavy backlash from staff at the magazine and on social media over her decade-old anti-Asians tweets.
McCammond, who is Black wrote in one of her old tweets; “Now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes…”
“Give me a 2/10 on my chem problem, cross out all of my work and don’t explain what i did wrong…thanks a lot stupid asian T.A. you’re great,” read another.
As reported by The Daily Beast, the company’s chief people officer, in a statement wrote that “After speaking with Alexi this morning, we agreed that it was best to part ways, so as to not overshadow the important work happening at Teen Vogue.”
Multiple people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast that Condé management called a meeting with staffers for Thursday afternoon to discuss the new editor’s exit.
In a statement, McCammond said she takes full responsibility for her past tweets.
“I became a journalist to help lift up the stories and voices of our most vulnerable communities. As a young woman of color, that’s part of the reason I was so excited to lead the Teen Vogue team in their next chapter,” McCammond tweeted.
“My past tweets have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about — issues that Teen Vogue has worked tirelessly to share with the world — and so Condé Nast and I have decided to part ways.”
“I should not have tweeted what I did and I have taken full responsibility for that. I look at my work and growth in the years since, and have redoubled my commitment to growing in the years to come as both a person and as a professional,” McCammond continued.