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- Danielle Kwateng wrote a post introducing herself as the new executive editor on Wednesday.
- Alexi McCammond, the last executive editor, had been in the role for three weeks.
- Tweets resurfaced of McCammond using anti-Asian slurs.
Teen Vogue announced its new executive editor, just less than a month after parting ways with Alexi McCammond.
Danielle Kwateng, formerly the magazine’s entertainment and culture director, wrote a post introducing herself on Wednesday and sharing her goals for Teen Vogue as she takes on the new position.
“I’m so excited for the future of Teen Vogue,” she wrote. “Our diverse and brilliant staff of editors and writers plan to continue amplifying the voices of the unheard, telling stories that normally go untold, and providing resources for teens looking to make a tangible impact in their communities.”
McCammond had only been in her position three weeks before she left, following outcry from the staff and the public when tweets resurfaced of McCammond using anti-Asian slurs.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increase of crime and attacks against Asian Americans. Data showed that anti-Asian hate crimes in major U.S. cities surged nearly 150 percent.
In March, eight people, including six Asian women, were killed in a series of Atlanta-area spa shootings.
Less than two weeks ago, a man attacked and beat a 65-year-old Filipina woman in New York as she walked down the sidewalk.
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