Piers Morgan has come in defense of fired Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond, who was impeached last month before even starting her new job.
Her resignation came after racist tweets she posted when she was 17, in 2011, surfaced online.
Morgan described her as a victim of the ‘awakened crowd’ that should have been protected by parent company Conde Nast, as she apologized for the social media posts.
The Teen Vogue editor was fired before she could even start. She apologized for years for things she tweeted as a 17-year-old child, but that wasn’t enough. So apologies never get you anywhere, ”Morgan scolded.
This awakened crowd wants to cancel people who aren’t following their story and it’s getting more and more dangerous. I look at that poor young journalist who got fired before she even started and I wonder, so what about the other members of that editorial team?
Alexi McCammond McCammond, 27, wrote several anti-Asian tweets in 2011 and was forced to quit her job as editor of Teen Vogue last month.
Piers Morgan defended fired Teen Vogue editor, Alexi McCammond, who lost her job before she even started writing racist tweets she apologized for writing when she was a child
Should we go back to their tweets when they were 16, 17 and see what’s lurking there? We already know about one of them who did not live up to the sacred level they had for this woman. But this young woman’s career has been completely destroyed and burned by the waking fire for not being allowed to be remorseful, ”Morgan said.
She was not allowed to make sincere apologies for things she spit out as a child. It is ridiculous.’
McCammond’s resurfacing tweets include one where she wrote, ‘Googling how not to wake up with puffy Asian eyes’.
Another tweet since deleted read, ‘Give me a 2/10 on my chemical problem, scrap all my work and don’t explain what I did wrong … thank you so much stupid Asian TA, you’re amazing.’
She also used the term ‘gay’ in one message.
They were written in 2011 and resurfaced after she was appointed as the new editor on March 5. On March 9, the tweets had gone viral and she apologized for it.
Conde Nast – who has a history of allegations of racism – assisted her and allowed her to hold the position. Staffers were outraged that she could keep her job, saying it delivered the wrong message at a time of mounting attacks on American Asians, but she kept going.
The tweets were written nearly a decade ago, but resurfaced, leading to McCammond’s resignation
They also complained that she was inexperienced, had never worked as an editor or manager, and that there were other black women within Conde Nast who could have been a better fit for the job.
They wrote an open letter demanding her replacement and also complained directly to CEO Robert Lynch.
It has also emerged that in an email to staff around the same time, Conde Nast HR boss Stan Duncan revealed that Anna Wintour and CEO Roger Lynch were aware of the ten-year-old racist tweets, but still employed her. names.
Morgan pointed to the incident as evidence that “ woke-canceling culture ” has gotten out of hand.
Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond resigned last month after racist, anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager surfaced online. It later emerged that Conde Nast boss Anna Wintour was aware of the tweets, but had given McCammond the job anyway
‘I don’t believe Americans I’ve met on my travels would feel comfortable with what’s going on here. What happened to me, to Sharon Osbourne, to the editor of Teen Vogue. None of this seems American to me. It’s the land of freedoms, it’s the land with the constitutional right to have an opinion, ‘he said.
This is not why our countries waged war with a fascist group like the Nazis. And yet here we are with a new liberal form of fascism, where you either sign up for a fake story, or believe something that is not true, or must be destroyed. Isn’t that what fascism is? Isn’t that the purest personification of fascism, ”Morgan continued.
It’s exactly the same thing they claim they hate most. If you ask someone who’s really awake, they hate fascists, and yet they behave exactly the same, ”Morgan said.
Morgan exclaimed “ stirred up liberals to wake up, really wake up, and actually become liberal because that means you listen to the opinions of others, and you respect them, even if you don’t agree with them, that you you engage in debate and civil discussion with them. ‘
‘But that’s all gone, now there’s no room for discussion, it’s their way or no way. And if you dare to brave the waking tale of anything, then they’ll arm things like race or sanity, whatever it may be, to make people cancel in their eyes, ” he said.
‘I am not a victim and I have not been canceled. I’m talking to you here, you’re the top rated cable news star in America, so this is a very comfortable form of cancellation for me, ” Morgan insisted.
The veteran journalist and outspoken commentator said the solution lies with corporate America, calling on business leaders to “grow a backbone” and stand up against online mobs.
‘Bosses have to stand firm. And if they don’t, it will get worse and worse, ”he said.
‘When this awakened crowd comes again, as they did for this young Teen Vogue editor, who lost her job before she could even start, you need people at Conde Nast to go,’ No, don’t have this, sorry, go away Wokies, “and she’ll keep her job.”
Morgan sat down for his own narration with Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson that aired Monday, where he renewed his fierce criticism of Harry and Meghan and ranted at the ‘awake canceled culture crowd’ that led him to leave Good Morning Britain last month