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Alexi McCammond stepped down as editor of Teen Vogue after racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced from a decade ago.
McCammond, who was 17 when she wrote the tweets, apologized profusely after the internet recirculated the old tweets earlier this month.
The tweets included comments about the appearance of Asian features, derogatory stereotypes about Asians and LGBT+ slurs.
Screenshots of the old tweets were recirculated after Condé Nast announced her new gig at the helm of Teen Vogue on March 5.
As the outrage ensued on social media, Ulta Beauty and Burt's Bees, major advertisers with Teen Vogue, suspended their campaigns with the publication.
One social media user wrote:
"I was happy to see a young, black, woman successful in a space that was NOT ALLOWED in my day but after reading her racist, comments... I am DONE! Sadly, she always seemed a little too cocky and now a racist, too!!!"
But others were willing to give McCammond another chance.
One Instagram user wrote:
"How is our culture supposed to evolve if we can't forgive? She said these things when she was 17. Everyone here judging is secretly happy that they didn't have Twitter when they were ignorant teenagers."
Another user wrote:
"Wait that's it? She basically only states that asian people exist and are not without fault. This, when tweeted at 17, is supposed to ruin someone's career? Are you for fucking real? She's not the problem, you are."
Karen Civil, a popular blogger-turned motivational speaker is in hot water for tweeting homophobic and anti semitic slurs.
The former record company intern and gossip blogger rebranded her image on social media using her surname as a marketing tool.
With the help of rapper Li'l Wayne and her Instagram model looks, Civil toured the country holding seminars under the slogan "Keeping it Civil."
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Eccentric musician Azealia Banks apparently went off her meds again. Gossip tabloid TMZ obtained cell phone video of Banks losing it on a Delta flight from NY to Los Angeles on Monday.
Banks was exiting the plane when she refused to wait her turn and tried to jump ahead of another exiting passenger. That's when a male flight attendant stepped in and blocked Banks' exit from the plane.
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Troubled singer Chris Brown spent the weekend in a Washington, D.C. jail cell after he was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with assaulting a man. Under D.C. law, scofflaws must sit in jail all weekend until they go before a judge on Monday.
According to a report on gossip blog TMZ.com, the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. outside a D.C. hotel where Brown was staying. Two women approached the singer and asked for a photo. While taking the photo with the women, a man photobombed the picture. A fight ensued and Brown allegedly punched the man in the face -- breaking his nose.
That's the victim's story. Brown's camp is telling a different story. They say the victim tried to enter the star's chartered bus. Both Brown and his bodyguard were arrested.
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Normally I ignore immature juveniles who have no home training. But this I can't ignore. In response to this post, Rihanna wrote a message on Instagram.com referring to this blogger as a "tranny." I am not transgender, but transgender people are often the targets of violence, and the term 'tranny' is a homophobic slur that incites violence against transgendered people.
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