A TOP Teen Vogue staffer who expressed concern about the racist tweets posted by the magazine's now-departed editor used the N-word herself in her own tweets.
Christine Davitt, senior social media manager at Teen Vogue in 2009 reportedly wrote two tweets to a friend identifying him as a "ni**a," and in 2010 used the word "ni-a" in a joke tweet.
The friend to whom the comments were addressed appears to be white, Fox News reports. Davitt said in multiple tweets that she is of Irish and Filipino descent.
After news of her tweets emerged, Davitt's Twitter account was switched from public to private.
Alexi McCammond has quit as editor of Teen Vogue before she even started after her "totally inexcusable" past tweets mocking Asian people came to light.
The soon-to-be Teen Vogue Editor released a bombshell statement on Thursday afternoon confirming that she "decided to part ways with Condé Nast" after her past comments resurfaced.
Alexi recently made headlines when it emerged that the former Axios reporter was dating TJ Ducklo, a political advisor and former White House deputy press secretary for Joe Biden's administration.
Her past tweets then resurfaced after People ran a complimentary piece profiling their relationship – but Ducklo has since resigned amid claims he threatened a reporter who planned to expose their relationship.
"Now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes…,” one of the tweets 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,” another said.
"Outdone by Asian #whatsnew", another said.
The tweets were shared in a now-viral Instagram post by Diana Tsui, an editor at the website “The Infatuation,” who wrote: “I’m tired of big media organizations pretending to give a damn about diversity and inclusion.
“This especially is a slap in the face given what’s happened to Asian Americans in the past year,” Tsui added.
Before working at Axios, University of Chicago alum McCammond worked for Bustle, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, and Cosmopolitan.
More than 20 Teen Vogue staffers said in a statement that they penned a letter to parent company Condé Nast calling for McCammond to be removed for her insensitive tweets.
In their public statement, they noted that they had “built our outlet’s reputation as a voice for justice and change” and said: “We take immense pride in our work and in creating an inclusive environment”.
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