THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has pressed pause on ad bookings with Teen Vogue after it emerged that the Conde Nast website’s Editor-in-Chief has posted anti-Asian sentiments on social media, according to a report published by Yahoo Finance.
THE DETAILS Upon the announcement of Alexi McCammond’s appointment to the coveted role, tweets dating back to 2011 (and since deleted) were revealed, many using racist or homophobic stereotypes. McCammond has apologized and Teen Vogue have stood by their hire.
THE WHY? A spokesperson for Ulta told the Associated Press in a statement, per Yahoo Finance, “Diversity and Inclusion have always been core values at Ulta Beauty. We stand against racism in all forms and as we’ve publicly shared in our social channels, we stand in unity with the AAPI community. We believe it’s important that our partners share our values. Our discussions with Conde Nast are actively underway as we seek to better understand their next steps and determine ours.”