Teen Vogue editor, 27, resigns over anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager after Conde Nast lost a seven figure ad campaign over them and after her boyfriend TJ Ducklo was fired from White House for threatening to ‘destroy’ a female reporter
- Alexi McCammond, 27, wrote several anti-Asian tweets when she was a teenager
- She deleted them before she was named as editor of Teen Vogue
- Earlier this month, the tweets surfaced after her boyfriend DJ Tucklo was fired as Deputy White House Press Secretary
- He’d threatened to ‘destroy’ a female reporter if she revealed his relationship with McCammond, who was an Axios reporter before working at Teen Vogue
- McCammond’s resurfaced tweets include one in which she wrote: ‘Googling how to not wake up with swollen Asian eyes’
- In another, she spoke of her ‘stupid Asian’ teaching assistant, complaining that she did not receive help with chemistry homework
- She apologized earlier this month then Ulta pulled a multi-million dollar deal with Teen Vogue
- There were also talks at high levels of Conde Nast that the scandal would drive down sales
Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond has resigned over racist, anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager surfaced online
Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond has resigned over anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager which surfaced online earlier this month.
McCammond’s resurfaced tweets, which have been widely shared online, include one in which she wrote: ‘Googling how to not wake up with swollen Asian eyes’.
Another now-deleted tweet read: ‘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.’
They resurfaced more than a week ago and she apologized.
Conde Nast – which has a history of racism allegations – has not commented on the scandal.
McCammond’s resignation also comes after her boyfriend was fired from his role as Deputy White House Secretary for threatening to ‘destroy’ a female reporter if they exposed their relationship.
Before working at Vogue, McCammond was working at Axios.
But on Thursday, amid a swell of outrage over anti-Asian violence after a gunman killed six Asian women at three massage parlors in Georgia, she said: ‘Hey there: I’ve decided to part ways with Condé Nast.’
McCammond also used ‘gay’ and ‘homo’ as insults online and questioned why an article about baseball umpire Dale Scott coming out as gay was ‘newsworthy’.
McCammond is dating disgraced former Deputy White House Secretary TJ Ducklo who was fired after threatening to destroy a reporter if she exposed their relationship. Before working at Vogue, McCammond worked at Axios
The tweets are dated from 2011, when McCammond would have been still in high school.
‘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 so tirelessly to share with the world – and so Conde Nast an 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,’ she said.
McCammond issued a lengthy apology on March 11.
‘What an awful introduction we’ve had to each other this week.
‘This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life in large part because of the intense pain I know my words and my announcement have caused so many of you.
‘I’ve apologized for my past racist and homophobic tweets and will reiterate that there’s no excuse for perpetuating those awful stereotypes in any way,’ she said.
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