On Monday, more than 20 members of the Teen Vogue staff addressed the hire in a joint statement that condemned McCammond’s “past racist and homophobic tweets.”
It read, “In a moment of historically high anti-Asian violence and amid the on-going struggles of the LGBT community, we as the staff of Teen Vogue fully reject those sentiments.
Teen Vogue published an additional statement on its Instagram on Tuesday, attributed to “Teen Vogue staff & EIC Alexi McCammond.”
The note read, “We’re confident that Teen Vogue will continue to be a leader uplifting all BIPOC and marginalized communities and telling their stories to the world.
Kim thanked the Teen Vogue staff on Twitter this week for “actively engaging this issue,” and added, “We cannot afford to stay silent both for ourselves and generations to come.