Last week, Rapoport Message On the Bon Appétit website about protests triggered by George Floyd’s death, food writer Korsha Wilson came to Twitter and accused color gaslighting women’s company. On Monday, many more charges appeared online, partially shining with Rapoport’s 2013 Instagram photo for brown face for Halloween.
At the end of a day when the media world of food is full of discussions about the culture of the magazine and the inclusion or absence of various voices in the industry, some of Bon Appétit’s staff are publicly available when changes are made or published when their magazine’s popular videos are called to resign.
Rapoport announced his resignation on Monday evening. “I work as the chief of Bon Appétit to think about what I need to do as a human and let Bon Appétit go to a better place,” Rapoport sent In Instagram’ın.
The discussion brings a new attention to the problem of representation in the food media. It will also be a blow to Condé Nast, who recently saw Bon Appétit as a surprise success story, and especially for the magazine, which is hopeless for young magazines.
Last month, Bon Appétit won four awards in the American Journal Editors Association National Magazine awards, which included overall excellence for service and lifestyle. Beyond the print magazine, the brand is a successful YouTube channel.
“As a global media company, Condé Nast is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and egalitarian workplace. We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination and harassment in any form. In line with this, employees paid fairly in line with their roles and experiences throughout the company. We take the welfare of our employees seriously and give priority to the human approach to our culture, “said Condé Nast chief communications officer Joe Libonati.
Among the magazine staff who called Rapoport were food editor assistant Sohla El-Waylly. In Story on Instagram MondayEl-Waylly said that he only made $ 50,000 and paid only white editors to appear in the magazine’s videos, despite the growing presence of the videos and a number of fans.
Bon Appétit by Priya Krishna reTweet He wrote Rapoport’s Instagram message on brown face and wrote: “This f — ked up is plain and simple. It erases what BIPOC has been doing behind the scenes for a long time. I plan to do everything in my power EIC and such actions. to blame the running systems. “
The star of the YouTube channel is senior food editor Molly Baz, Instagram story it will not appear on videos until the company guarantees an equal fee.
Alex Lau, a former photographer, tweeted One of the reasons for leaving Bon Appétit was a problem in leading the color people to listen to the lack of support and representation.
Condé Nast was appointed to the Rapoport editor in 2010 as chief of Bon Appétit. He previously worked as a style editor at GQ and has been working in magazine magazine since 2000.
Rapoport did not respond to the request for comment.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly distributed Claire Saffitz an excerpt that wasn’t her.