A senior social media manager at Teen Vogue who opposed the appointment of Alexi McCammond as editor-in-chief and expressed concern for her past racist social media posts had also used the N-word in her previous tweets.
Christine Davitt, who is of Irish and Filipino descent, used the N-word several times in her posts in 2009 and 2010, according to Fox News.
In one of her past tweets, Davitt said she “loved the contradictory nature of the phrase ‘white ni**a’” and referred to her friend as the N-word in the other posts.
On March 8, Davitt shared a letter from Teen Vogue staff addressed to the Condé Nast management regarding the hiring McCammond, 27, as the magazine’s new editor-in-chief.
“So proud of my @teenvogue colleagues. The work continues…” Davitt said in the now-deleted Instagram post.
Many social media users called McCammond out after discovering her past anti-Asian tweets. She announced on Twitter last week that she would no longer be taking the position, adding that her past posts “have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about.”
“[Exhales the deepest sigh I’ve ever sighed],” Davitt wrote in her tweet after McCammond’s announcement, reported the New York Post.
Teen Vogue published an article titled “Stop Using the N-Word If You’re Not Black” in October 2019 that criticized American-Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez for using the N-word in a social media post.
“There’s been much debate within the Black community about the N-word and just how much good our supposed ‘reclaiming’ of it can actually do,” a paragraph in the article reads. “And in moments like this, that feels like a valid point. But one thing that shouldn’t be up for dispute is who gets to use it. And if you ain’t Black, that ain’t you.”
NextShark has reached out to Davitt and Condé Nast for further comment.
A spokesperson at Condé Nast told NextShark that the company is “investigating the situation and take these matters very seriously.”