McCammond In At Teen Vogue Despite Racist Tweets

McCammond In At Teen Vogue Despite Racist Tweets

McCammond In At Teen Vogue Despite Racist Tweets

Condé Nast, publishers of Communist and anal-sex-loving Teen Vogue, tapped a new Editor-In-Chief over the weekend. Joining the brand is Alexi McCammond, former political reporter at Axios and romantic interest of former deputy press secretary, TJ Ducklo.

Ducklo was relieved of his duties after threatening to “destroy” another female reporter.

Anna Wintour, the global editorial director of Vogue and Condé Nast’s chief content officer, said in a statement that Ms. McCammond had “the powerful curiosity and confidence that embodies the best of our next generation of leaders.”

Gag. Apparently, Teen Vogue staffers were not so enthralled with McCammond’s “powerful curiosity and confidence”. Perhaps, McCammond was a little too confident when she tweeted up a storm in college.

Now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes…”-Alexi McCammond

Wait, what?!

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.”-Alexi McCammond

Maybe, just maybe, Alexi, if you got 2/10 on your chem problem, your Asian TA is not the stupid one? Just throwing that out there. It’s okay, dear. Chemistry is not for everyone. Especially the likes of Beltway “journalists” and now, Editor-In-Chief at Teen Vogue.

Diana Tsui, editorial director, recommendations at The Infatuation and former fashion editor at New York Magazine, shared a series of Instagram posts over the weekend with regard to McCammond’s EIC position.

“You cannot have an editor-in-chief with a history of racist tweets. Especially right now when we’re finally understanding that anti-racism can and should include Asian-Americans.”-Diana Tsui

Teen Vogue staffers also came out and rejected Alexi McCammond’s tweets of days gone by:

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. 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.”-Teen Vogue Staff

Leadership at Teen Vogue is standing behind the claim that McCammond was offered this position “because of the values, inclusivity and depth she has displayed through her journalism”. And because “throughout her career she has dedicated herself to being a champion for marginalized voices”.

But McCammond did apologize for her racist tweets stating that “they are not who she is today”. Okay. So, she’s not a college student any more. Does she feel any less disparagingly about Asians? The thing is, Alexi McCammond wants forgiveness and to move on. Did she feel the same way after former NBA player, Charles Barkley, told her after she objected to his comments, “I don’t hit women, but if I did, I would hit you.” The context goes something like this: Barkley had been discussing the 2020 presidential election when he was surrounded by a group of reporters, including McCammond. During the conversation, McCammond noted that Barkley had expressed support both for former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. When McCammond pointed out that Barkley had shifted his support when a Buttigieg campaign member showed up, Barkley made the comment, claiming later, it was a bad attempt at humor. The question is, did McCammond offer the forgiveness she asks for?

The comments Charles Barkley made to me are not acceptable. Threats of violence are not a joke, & no person deserves to be hit or threatened like that. Silence only allows the culture of misogyny to fester. And those kinds of comments don’t merit of the record protections.”-Alexi McCammond

A tweet can be deleted, Alexi. But screenshots are immortal. This segment from her letter to Teen Vogue staff:

I’m beyond sorry for what you have experienced over the last twenty-four hours because of me. You’ve seen some offensive, idiotic tweets from when I was a teenager that perpetuated harmful and racist stereotypes about Asian Americans. I apologized for them years ago, but I want to be clear today: I apologize deeply to all of you for the pain this has caused. There’s no excuse for language like that. I am determined to use the lessons I’ve learned as a journalist to advocate for a more diverse and equitable world. Those tweets aren’t who I am, but I understand that I have lost some of your trust, and will work doubly hard to earn it back. I want you to know I am committed to amplifying AAPI voices across our platforms, and building upon the groundbreaking, inclusive work this title is known for the world over.”-Alexi McCammond

She was just a teenager. She’s sorry she got busted again. She’s the ripe old age of 27 now and has less editorial experience than some members already on-staff at Teen Vogue. Doesn’t matter. But Alexi McCammond embodies our next generation of leaders, says Anna Wintour. She’ll use the “lessons” she’s learned to dream up more “diverse” and “equitable” tripe that Teen Vogue is known for pumping out.

Don’t worry, she’ll include her values, her depth and her “powerful curiosity and confidence” in hard-hitting pieces on Gigi Hadid’s hair color (Who cares?), mixed in with introspective journalism on how prostitution is a great profession for a 17 year-old girl, or how young women living at home don’t need their parents to go with them to their abortion appointments or how young men can really be young women and really have vaginas and periods after all. They’ll throw in their favorite anal lubes and nod to body positivity with a how-to guide on sexual positions for fat people.

Cutting-edge, diving deep, progressive indoctrination-errr-uhhh-journalism. Alexi McCammond steps it up at Teen Vogue with the hard-hitting stories. Heck, she might even be nice to Asians.

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