Condé Nast caused a stir last week it announced McCammond had been hired as editor-in-chief, a role opened up by Lindsay Peoples Wagner’s departure in early January.
The 27-year-old McCammon’s resume includes editor roles for Axios and Bustle. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she held an internship at Cosmopolitan.
Ulta Beauty was responding to the re-surfacing of multiple McCammond tweets (below) containing racist and homophobic comments that she wrote while she was a college student in 2012.
In a statement on the decision, an Ulta spokesperson announced, “Diversity and inclusion have always been core values at Ulta Beauty. We stand against racism in all forms and as we’ve publicly shared in our social channels, we stand in unity with the AAPI community.
“We believe it’s important that our partners share our values. Our discussions with Conde Nast are actively underway as we seek to better understand their next steps and determine ours.”
The tweets were first resurfaced two years ago and McCammond responded on Twitter where she wrote, “Today I was reminded of some past, insensitive tweets, and I am deeply sorry to anyone I offended. I have since deleted those tweets as they do not reflect my views or who I am today.”
In response to the push back, McCammond also took to Instagram where she acknowledged her words had caused “intense pain.” She also noted she had been conducting conversations with Teen Vogue staff members.
McCammond was responding in part to a statement signed by over 20 Vogue staff members who wrote, “We have written a letter to Condé Nast about the recent hire of Alexi McCammond as our new editor-in-chief in light of her past racist and homophobic tweets.”
Check out McCammond and Teen Vogue’s statement below.
A note from teen vogue’s staff pic.twitter.com/oyfhN0mlk8— Allegra Kirkland (@allegrakirkland) March 8, 2021