Who is Christine Davitt? 'Racist' Teen Vogue staffer canceled for N-word tweets after criticizing Alexi McCammond

Alexi McCammond, who was recently hired as Teen Vogue editor-in-chief, has resigned after her decade-old 'racist and homophobic' tweets.


                            Who is Christine Davitt? 'Racist' Teen Vogue staffer canceled for N-word tweets after criticizing Alexi McCammond
Christine Davitt, who accused Alexi McCammond for racist opposition, used N-word in tweets a decade ago (Twitter, Getty Images)

Teen Vogue's senior social media staffer, who posted a letter expressing concern about Alexi McCammond for racist against Asian Americans, used the N-word in tweets from over 10 years ago herself.

Christine Davitt, who works as a senior social media manager at Teen Vogue, made a controversial tweet back in 2009. In the two racist tweets, she identified friends as "N-word", and in 2010, she used the word again in a tweet as a joke. The friend appears to be White. In the multiple tweets that came to light, Davitt was seen mentioning that she is of mixed Irish and Filipino descent. After the news of her derogatory tweets became public, Davitt's Twitter account was switched from public to private. 

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(Christine Davitt/Twitter)

 

Alexi McCammond, the 27-year-old who was recently hired as Teen Vogue editor-in-chief, has resigned after her decade-old “racist and homophobic” tweets resurfaced on social media, resulting in backlash. McCammond shared a note on Twitter, taking “full responsibility” for the tweets while adding how it “overshadowed the work” she had done to “highlight the people and issues that I care about”.

“I became a journalist to help lift up the stories and voices of our most vulnerable communities. As a young woman of color, that’s part of the reason I was so excited to lead the Teen Vogue team in its next chapter,” she wrote in the statement. “There are so many stories left to be told, especially those about marginalized communities and the issues affecting them. I hope to have the opportunity to re-join the ranks of tireless journalists who are shining light on the issues that matter every single day,” she added.



 

 

On March 8, Davitt had posted a letter to the Teen Vogue Instagram labeled as being "from the Teen Vogue Staff" which states: "After many conversations, we no longer see a way forward together and have mutually decided to part ways. We wish Alexi all the best." After McCammond announced she would be resigning from her new post because of her past tweets, Davitt expressed relief by tweeting: "[Exhales the deepest sigh I have ever sighed]".

Davitt, on March 18, liked a tweet that claimed: "She [McCammond] wasn't fired just because of her tweets — it's so much more than that." The tweet quoted another thread that pointed out that McCammond had never been an editor, was "way too close" to the White House and the Democratic National Committee. "Condé seemed to be trying to reign in the Marxism, anal sex tips & labor coverage" by hiring the former political reporter, the Twitter thread read. 

 



 

No sooner did Christine's tweet come out in the public, there was much backlash online. "Christine Davitt, (who admittedly is half-white, half-Asian but I am too and we're fairly white adjacent so it stays) used the N-word in 2009. She's still at Teen Vogue and backed McCammond's firing (18/x)," one tweet read and another said, "What a f****** joke! @ChristineDavitt gets caught using racist language herself after she had somebody else sacked, and then protects her account like a b****. Looks like her racist language should get her canceled. #TeenVogue."

Defending her, another tweet read, "I don't care at all about a liberal being canceled, but it's worth noting that even if she said an offensive word, she didn't use it in a way that indicates that she's a racist."

 



 

 



 

 



 

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