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Christine Davitt, Teen Vogue Staffer Who Urged Alexi McCammond Firing, Tweeted Racial Slur

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A Teen Vogue staff member has come under fire for resurfaced tweets containing racial slurs following Alexi McCammond’s departure from her newly appointed role as editor-in-chief.

Christine Davitt, senior social media manager at Teen Vogue, was among the magazine’s staff members who expressed concern over McCammond being appointed editor. But in the wake of McCammond stepping away from the role, tweets from 2009 by Davitt—who has said she is of mixed Irish and Filipino descent—in which she used the N-word resurfaced.

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Teen Vogue staff members were concerned about McCammond’s tweets from 2011, in which she mocked Asian people. The tweets also resurfaced at a time when Asian Americans are experiencing an increase in hate crimes.

When she was 17, McCammond tweeted “Outdone by [an] Asian #whatsnew,” and “now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes…”

A third tweet said: “Give me a 2/10 on my chem [chemistry] problem, cross out all of my work and don’t explain what I did wrong… thanks a lot stupid Asian T.A [teaching assistant] you’re great,” read another.

As a result, McCammond stepped away from the role two weeks after being appointed. According to Fox News, Davitt tweeted: “[Exhales the deepest sigh I’ve ever sighed],” an hour after the announcement was made.

Hey there: I’ve decided to part ways with Condé Nast. Here is my statement about why – pic.twitter.com/YmnHVtZSce

— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) March 18, 2021

However, Davitt’s past tweets then resurfaced that included the N-word. In 2010, Davitt said: “I love the contradictory nature of the phrase ‘white n****,'” while in 2009, Davitt referred to a friend twice using the N-word.

The resurfaced tweets have sparked calls for Davitt to resign or be fired, and Davitt has since made her Twitter profile private.

Tariq Nasheed, film producer and a social media commentator, said: “Teen Vogue got rid of a Black female staffer for saying the word ‘Asian’ in some old tweets.

“And the white media boosted that story. But Teen Vogue still employs a white/Asian staffer named Christine Davitt who tweeted anti-Black epithets, now the white media is radio silent”

Teen Vogue got rid of a Black female staffer for saying the word “Asian” in some old tweets. And the white media boosted that story. But Teen Vogue still employs a white/Asian staffer named Christine Davitt who tweeted anti-Black epithets, now the white media is radio silent pic.twitter.com/2BzMalkGjD

— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) March 21, 2021

Heather R. Higgins, businesswoman and political commentator, said: “If correct, Davitt needs by her own standards to resign her job at @TeenVogue, or by their standards they need to fire her. #samerulesforall”

If correct, Davitt needs by her own standards to resign her job at @TeenVogue, or by their standards they need to fire her. #samerulesforall

https://t.co/OMo5o1a18B https://t.co/nPMJEv6CaH

— Heather R. Higgins (@TheHRH) March 22, 2021

Higgins retweeted a post that joked: “As the ancient Tibetan philosophy states: ‘Don’t start none, won’t be none,'” in response to an article by the Daily Mail reporting on the resurfaced tweets.

In 2019, Teen Vogue published an article titled “Stop Using the N-Word If You’re Not Black” after actress Gina Rodriguez used the word when singing “Ready or Not” by the Fugees.

The Liberty Buzz has contacted Teen Vogue for comment.

Teen Vogue magazines on October 25, 2009, in New York City. There have been calls for a second Teen Vogue staff member to resign over resurfaced tweets.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty

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