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Anna Wintour is a British journalist who has been Vogue’s editor-in-chief since 1988. She is also the Artistic Director for Vogue’s publisher, Conde Nast since 2013.
In light of the events that followed after George Floyd’s brutal murder, Anna acknowledges that Vogue hasn’t found enough ways to support its black employees. This was said in a Vogue staffers memo.
“I want to start by acknowledging your feelings and expressing my empathy towards what so many of you are going through. Sadness, hurt, and anger too. 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, 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,” Anna Wintour said in an email.
Anna Wintour takes responsibility
She took responsibility for all the mistakes Vogue has made. And also for publishing stories or images that might have been “hurtful or intolerant.”
Anna Wintour also admitted that there are very few employees working under the Vogue name. “It can’t be easy to be a Black employee at Vogue.”
Anna concluded her statement saying it’s not enough to say that we will be doing better now. But Anna promises that Vogue will. Anna and Vogue value everyone’s voices and responses as they move forward. She also encouraged to reach out directly and give their feedback and opinion. “I am arranging ways we can discuss these issues together candidly. But in the meantime, I welcome your thoughts or reactions,” Anna said so Vogue can become a safe place for everyone. And support its black employees the way it always should have been.