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2 BuzzFeed Staffers Axed for Acting in New Web Series

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Monday, 08 Aug 2016 04:25 PM

BuzzFeed has fired two of its most popular on-air personalities after they appeared in a web series about Latinos.

Politico reports Brittany Ashley and Jenny Lorenzo, who served as producers and on-air talent for BuzzFeed Video, were given the heave-ho after both took roles on "Gente-Fied," produced by "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera.

The reason — violating the online media company's no-compete policies.

In a memo to the media company's staffers obtained by The Wrap, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures President Ze Frank said:

"We're investing heavily in you, and we do ask for a real commitment in return. Concretely, this means that the work you do while you're on BuzzFeed's staff belongs to BuzzFeed, and that you can't work for other productions without our permission.

"Being a part of BuzzFeed is a full-time job, with many benefits and opportunities, and as with any full-time job you are expected to be fully committed to your work and collaborating with your colleagues while you are here."

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