Cancel culture just proved itself more powerful than the devil in Prada herself, Anna Wintour. Years-old tweets you made as a foolish, ignorant teen, and later profusely apologized for, mean you can’t be trusted as editor of . . . Teen Vogue.
Alexi McCammond, deemed in 2019 the emerging journalist of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists and supported by Wintour and the rest of top Condé Nast management for the Teen Vogue job, won’t be starting next week as editor-in-chief of the fashion and lifestyle magazine after a staff rebellion over offensive remarks posted in 2011.
She was a freshman in college then. And when they surfaced two years back, she apologized and deleted the tweets. She apologized again this month after a couple dozen Teen Vogue staffers erupted when she was named their new boss.
Teen Vogue editor resigns amid uproar over offensive tweets from college days
But in this world the left has created, there is no path to forgiveness. There is no redemption. There is only smug dismissal. Childhood idiocy makes you a pariah for life.
And this misbegotten ideology carries such weight that junior staffers can carry the day against top management. Not just when it comes to teen fashion mags, either: The same dynamic has now purged multiple senior figures at The New York Times. All the old liberals are too scared to cross the radical kids.
But we suspect the radical kids will come to hate the world they created. The cancel monsters will find that no one is pure enough, and no one can change. They’ll burn everyone and everything down.