Alexi McCammond was the “it girl” in journalism up until her own ugly tweets did her in. No, it wasn’t her tweets it was “Cancel Culture.” She was done in by a culture she, and so many like her on the left embraced. They used it as a weapon to take down ideas, thoughts, and people they disliked and disagreed with.
McCammond, the young and energetic black female journalist, was supposed to become editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Unfortunately, her decade-old racist and homophobic tweets (see below) about Asians resurfaced, and the staff at Teen Vogue couldn’t get beyond it.
Although the 27-year-old rising star, who had previously written for Axios, apologized profusely, it fell on deaf ears. Condé Nast the owner of Teen Vogue couldn’t stomach the courage to defend her. Not even the powerful Anna Wintour, who hired her and is an executive at Conde, would lift a finger to save McCammond’s career with the mag. Wintour knew about the tweets before hiring her.
But then too, how could Wintour or the company save her when they were active members of “Cancel Culture?” They were the standard-bearers marching in its cancel parade. All in an attempt to create a utopia society. A society where everyone lived in glass houses that could easily be shattered at a moment’s notice. The reasoning being the discretion of one’s past or present.
I have always viewed “Cancel Culture” as an evil precarious tool used to silence an enemy. Hence, it was only a matter of time before it claimed one of its own as a victim.
What’s interesting is so far not one high-profile black journalist or pundits like Nikole Hannah-Jones, Charles Blow, Don Lemon, Gayle King, or even Joy Reid, who battled allegations of homophobic and racists tweets, have come to McCammond’s defense. Surely, you’d think they would rally around her. After all, she like them disliked President Trump. During his run for president, she penned numerous negative pieces about him. She also appeared on cable news spinning her biased punditry against him.
I don’t feel sorry for her. Not one journalistic tear will be shed. Sure one could successfully argue her indiscretions were a thing of the past. She is a changed person now, but who cares? These are the ridiculous asinine rules the left has created, and I will enthusiastically watch them live and die by them.
One more thing, as a side note: McCammond is dating disgraced former Deputy White House Secretary TJ Ducklo who was fired after threatening to destroy a reporter if she exposed their relationship.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.