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Vogue Editor Anna Wintour Admits to 'Hurtful, Intolerant' Behavior

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Anna Wintour (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 June 2020 10:25 AM

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has admitted to allowing "hurtful and intolerant" behavior to take place on her watch while also not doing enough to "elevate" black employees, according to reports.

Wintour made the confession in a company memo issued to staffers last Thursday amid nationwide protests calling for the end to racial discrimination following the killing of George Floyd.

"I want to start by acknowledging your feelings and expressing my empathy towards what so many of you are going through: sadness, hurt, and anger too," Wintour wrote in the note, which was sent out three days after Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport resigned after a photo of him in brownface emerged, according to TMZ.

"I want to say this especially to the Black members of our team — I can only imagine what these days have been like. But I also know that the hurt, and violence, and injustice we’re seeing and talking about have been around for a long time. Recognizing it and doing something about it is overdue," Wintour continued.

"I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators. We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes."

Wintour admitted that "it can’t be easy to be a Black employee at Vogue," adding that "there are too few" black staff onboard the publication.

"I know that it is not enough to say we will do better, but we will — and please know that I value your voices and responses as we move forward. I am listening and would like to hear your feedback and your advice if you would like to share either," she wrote.

"I am proud of the content we have published on our site over these past few days but I also know that there is much more work to do. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me directly. I am arranging ways we can discuss these issues together candidly, but in the meantime, I welcome your thoughts or reactions," Wintour concluded.

Wintour is a legendary editor whose dictatorial behavior was exposed in the book and movie “The Devil Wears Prada."

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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has admitted to allowing "hurtful and intolerant" behavior to take place on her watch while also not doing enough to "elevate" black employees, according to reports. Wintour made the confession in a company memo issued...
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