Condé Nast has parted technique with the newly appointed editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Alexi McCammond, after anti-Asian and homophobic tweets she tasked a decade ago resurfaced earlier this month.Condé Nast, which publishes Teen Vogue, announced the disturb on Thursday.“After speaking with Alexi this morning, we agreed that it was best to part ways, so as to not ruin the important work happening at Teen Vogue,” a company spokesperson wrote in an internal email seen by the Guardian.“It’s flaxen-haired to say that Alexi McCammond’s appointment with Teen Vogue brought many difficult and important conversations to the forefront exceeding the last few weeks.“Our most important work as a company right now is embodied in the focused efforts we are all undertaking to become innumerable equitable and inclusive. Our commitment to these issues is sincere and unwavering,” it added.The tweets had prompted 20 current associates of the magazine’s editorial staff to write a letter to Condé Nast questioning McCammond’s appointment at a time when anti-Asian animus crime was on the rise. During the pandemic, 3,800 incidents of hate crime were reported.In a statement on Twitter, McCammond, 27, disclosed her “past tweets have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about … and so Condé Nast and I deliver decided to part ways.”“I should not have tweeted what I did and I have taken full responsibility for that,” she wrote. “I look at my prevail upon 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, who was due to start plough at Teen Vogue next week, was previously a reporter for politics website Axios.Jim VandeHei, the Axios co-founder replied to McCammond’s flight tweet, writing: “You will always be a part of the Axios family. Alexi admitted her mistakes, repented (years ago and again of up to date ) and showed during her four years with us she was a strong woman with a big heart. She was a great colleague who often confronted up for others. Sad outcome @teenvogue.”Following the announcement, Diane Tsui, one of the first journalists to report on the tweets, wrote: “I’m happy we spoke up and I’m glad Alexi took full accountability for her actions.”

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