Cancel Culture is a lot like fire. It consumes everything it touches.
Alexi McCammond is out as editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue even before officially starting, she and the magazine’s owner announced Thursday. The announcement of her appointment to the job had sparked outrage from the publication’s staffers and readers as well as some celebrities because of anti-Asian and homophobic tweets she posted a decade ago.
“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.
The Daily Beast first reported the news of her exit.