Last modified on Thu 11 Jun 2020 11.56 BST. Adam Rapoport is the editor in chief of Bon Appetit magazine. Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of a popular US food magazine, Bon Appétit, has announced his resignation after a 2003 photograph of him dressed in “brown face” surfaced on social media. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. He went on: “From an extremely ill-conceived Halloween costume 16 years ago to my blind spots as an editor I’ve not championed an inclusive vision. Prior to his resignation, several other prominent Bon Appétite staff members, including Christina Chaey, Priya Krishna, Sarah Jampel and Molly Baz also explicitly condemned Rapoport’s actions. A montage... pic.twitter.com/ueRP5i91vx. ‘Currently only white editors are paid for video appearances. That followed a revolt by many Times employees, some of whom argued that publication of Cotton's argument endangered the lives of black staff. The photo prompted widespread backlash and led to dozens of current and former Bon Appétit staffers calling for Rapoport to step down. In a memo to staff, Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc said the company will begin a company-wide and systematic overhaul of 'how we hire, develop and retain a globally diverse workforce.' She also alleged pay disparities between Bon Appétit’s white and non-white staff, stating: “I am 35 years old and have over 15 years’ professional experience. In a statement posted on Instagram, Rapoport said he was stepping down “to reflect on the work that I need to do as a human being and to allow Bon Appétit to get to a better place”. Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Here is the series of IG DMs we shared moments ago. In a statement posted to his Instagram page on Monday evening, Rapoport confirmed he would indeed resign from his post, saying he will take time to reflect on the work that I need to do as a human being and to allow Bon Appétit to get to a better place.’. I will do all I can to support that work, but I am not the one to lead the work. !’ current Beauty editor-at-large of The Cut, Jane Larkworthy, commented on the original post. ‘Yes that is do rag under his hat if that is what you meant,’ Shubuck responded. Available for everyone, funded by readers. He’s recently come under fire after he was accused of wearing a racist costume. Some of you have asked about what happened with @bonappetit Nice of you to ask. ‘I’ve been pushed in front of video as a display of diversity,’ she wrote on Instagram, but said she has made $50,000 during her 10-month stint at the magazine, less than many co-workers despite her 15 years of food industry experience. ", "We have a zero-tolerance policy toward discrimination and harassment in any forms. Adam Rapoport, the long-time editor in chief of Bon Appétit magazine, resigned on Monday hours after a photograph surfaced online showing him in brownface, The image in question was originally posted on Instagram by Rapoport’s wife Simone Shubuck in 2013, and shows the couple dressed up as derogatory Puerto Rican stereotypes at an apparent Halloween costume party. ", We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. resurfacing of complaints about some of the magazine's other practices. FilmMagic/Getty Images The BA Test Kitchen is staging a revolt to support and protect their BIPOC coworkers and I'm really hoping everyone else joins Molly and Carla pic.twitter.com/wiO2Vg8NYc, In an Instagram post, Sohla El-Waylly, an assistant editor at the magazine, wrote that, "In reality, currently only white editors are paid for their video appearances. I got a nice letter from #AdamRapoport this morning. In the photo, Adam and his wife are seen posing for a photo dressed up in “brown face.” In the caption posted by his wife, she wrote, “#TBT me and my papi @rapo4 #boricua”. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. Bon Appétit’s longtime Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport resigned Monday evening after a photo surfaced that showed him in brownface. ‘What’s even more shameful is that I didn't approach the people in the photograph at the time and tell them why this was racist.’. Teclemariam published the photo of Rapoport hours later, writing 'I don't know why Adam Rapoport doesn't write about Puerto Rican food for [Bon Appétit] himself'. Has Brussels blinked first? The photo was reportedly first posted to Shubuck's Instagram feed but has since been taken down. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. I am deeply sorry for my failings and to the position in which I put the editors of BA. several other prominent Bon Appétite staff members, use of military force against civilian protest. The grievances against the magazine and Rapoport first gathered momentum over the weekend on social media, when a would-be freelance reporter for the magazine posted a chain of direct messages she exchanged with him about a story she had pitched about Puerto Rican rice fritters. Several prominent staff members had spoken out about the photograph and the company’s internal culture, Tue 9 Jun 2020 02.11 BST I don't see "brownface," but if that is a costume, he's basically mocking a look that millions of people do on a daily basis to express themselves (it's mocking a basic/every-day person, but stereotyping it). 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A 2013 photo of Rapoport in brownface, which resurfaced on Twitter, is one of multiple incidents of racism surrounding the food publication, sparking a wide call for his resignation They all deserve better.”. Barberich will remain in her position through a 'transition period,' Dubuc said. yes, I left BA for multiple reasons, but one of the main reasons was that white leadership refused to make changes that my BIPOC coworkers and I constantly pushed for. ‘Me and my papi,’ Shubuck had captioned the image, followed by the hashtag ‘boricua’, a term often used by Puerto Ricans to identify themselves. He was previously style editor at GQ and had been working at the magazine conglomerate since 2000. Prior to Rapoport’s resignation several prominent staff members spoke out against the photograph and Bon Appétit’s internal culture. 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