A senior staffer at Teen Vogue, who penned a letter voicing her objection to Alexi McCammond’s prior tweets said to be racist against Asian Americans, is now getting her turn in the barrel after tweets surfaced of her using the n-word more than 10 years ago. 

Christine Davitt, senior social media manager at Teen Vogue, posted two tweets in 2009 to a friend referring to him as a “ni–a,” then in 2010 used the word “ni–a” again in a joke on Twitter. It has been reported that the friend appears to be white. 

In a series of tweets Davitt says her own ethinic background is a combination of Irish and Filipino descent.

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27-year-old McCammond, who is a journalist at Axios, was slated to hold a high level position at Teen Vogue before her past tweets came back to haunt her and she was shunned by the staff. Following a shooting in Atlanta on Tuesday that left eight dead, with six of the victims being Asian American, McCammond’s future at Teen Vogue was put on hold. 

Davitt, McCammond, and Teen Vogue could not immediately be reached to comment on the ongoing shake-ups. As of Sunday, Davitt’s tweets had not been deleted, but after Fox News broke the story her account was made private. 

On March 8, Davitt posted a letter to Instagram said to be from the Teen Vogue staff to Conde Nast management regarding concerns about bringing on McCammond, “in light of her past racist and homophobic tweets.” 

“So proud of my @teenvogue colleagues. The work continues…” Davitt said in a caption. 

McCammond confirmed that she would not be taking the job at Teen Vogue as editor-in-chief as initially planned, explaining that her past tweets “have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about.” 

“‘[Exhales the deepest sigh I’ve ever sighed],” Davitt posted on Twitter about an hour after McCammond made the statement. 

Davitt’s own controversial tweets were posted about two years before McCammond’s troublesome statements. “Outdone by Asian. #Whatsnew,” McCammond tweeted in 2011. “Now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes,” she joked in another post. Another tweet shows her referring to a “stupid Asian T.A.” 

In October 2019, Teen Vogue published a piece titled “Stop Using the N-Word If You’re Not Black.”

The story vilified Latina actress Gina Rodriguez for singing the word “ni–a” in a video on social media. It insisted that non-black people never have a right to use the n-word and that people who disagree have an “almost competitive dismissal of Blackness [sic].”

“There’s been much debate within the Black [sic] community about the N-word and just how much good our supposed ‘reclaiming’ of it can actually do. And in moments like this, that feels like a valid point. But one thing that shouldn’t be up for dispute is who gets to use it. And if you ain’t Black [sic], that ain’t you,” the article reads.

On March 18, Davitt liked a tweet that suggested “[McCammond] wasn’t fired just because of her tweets—it’s so much more than that.” 

The tweet was quoting another thread that highlighted McCammond had never been an editor before, and 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 bringing McCammond, a former political journalist, on board, the thread on Twitter read. 

McCammond is in a relationship with former White House press aide T.J. Ducklo. Ducklo left the Biden administration last month after he was said to have made threats against a Politico writer who was planning to publish an article about their relationship. McCammond was a White House reporter during their relationship before transitioning over to report on Congress. The couple were seen together over the weekend.

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