Teen Vogue is losing seven-figure ad deals over its controversial pick of editor and chief.
Teen Vogue appointed a new Editor in Chief but not without controversy as their pick, Alexi McCammond, has had a history of racist and offensive tweets. McCammond has made these tweets in college and has since deleted them and apologized for them, but this is not enough for the canceled crowd. Teen Vogue has already lost one ad deal as a result of the mob, Ultra Beauty is pulling its seven-figure ad deal.
The tweets contained racist comments about Asian people, one read “outdone by Asian #whatsnew.” and another “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.”. These tweets were first brought up in 2019 while McCammond was working as a reporter for Axios and again came up when it came out she was dating one of President Joe Biden’s aides. She apologized for the tweets on numerous occasions.
20 staff members at Teen Vogue also wrote a letter to upper management about the recent hire, the 20 staff members are looking to see her replaced quickly.
From the Daily Wire:
Ulta appears to be the only advertiser that has decided to pull ads from the magazine, but it is the latest in the uproar surrounding McCammond’s old tweets. As The Daily Wire reported earlier this week, more than 20 Teen Vogue staffers wrote a letter to management denouncing McCammond. The magazine’s senior political editor, Allegra Kirkland, posted the letter to Twitter.
“As more than 20 members of the staff of Teen Vogue, we’ve built our outlet’s reputation as a voice for justice and change — we take immense pride in our work and in creating an inclusive environment,” the letter said. “That’s why we have written a letter to management at Condé Nast about the recent hire of Alexi McCammond as our new editor-in-chief in light of her past racist and homophobic tweets. We’ve heard the concerns of our readers, and we stand with you.”
“In a moment of historically high anti-Asian violence and amid the on-going struggles of the LGBTQ community, we as the staff of Teen Vogue fully reject those sentiments. We are hopeful that an internal conversation will prove fruitful in maintaining the integrity granted to us by our audience,” it continued.