Anna Wintour has apologised on behalf of her magazine ‘Vogue.’
On the receiving end of the apology? Black artists and creatives.
Her thoughts below…
Weeks after she revealed that bosses at the publication once attempted to stop Naomi Campbell from covering the magazine because she was black, Wintour penned an email to the Black artists she believes were shut out of rooms they deserved to be in.
This, after an editor-in-chief linked to the magazine was spotted mocking the Latino community by sporting brownface.
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.
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.
It can’t be easy to be a Black employee at Vogue, and there are too few of you. 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.
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.