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'Bon Appetit' EIC Adam Rapoport Resigns After Brownface Photo Resurfaces, Plus Criticism From Staff

'Bon Appetit' EIC Adam Rapoport Resigns After Brownface Photo Resurfaces, Plus Criticism From Staff

Adam Rapoport, the editor-in-chief of food magazine Bon Appetit, has resigned from his position after a brownface photo resurfaced and staff members criticized him for not being inclusive.

The photo was taken 16 years ago, but was reshared by Adam‘s wife Simone Shubuck on Halloween in 2013. A Twitter user reshared the photo on Monday (June 8) and said, “I do not know why Adam Rapoport simply doesn’t write about Puerto Rican food for @bonappetit himself!!!”

Several former and current editors at Bon Appetit have been speaking out about how Rapoport has not created an inclusive environment at the magazine. It has been alleged that people of color haven’t been paid for video content while white staffers have been.

Adam took to Instagram on Monday night and released a statement about his resignation.

“I am stepping down as editor in chief of Bon Appétit 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. From an extremely ill conceived Halloween costume 16 years ago to my blind spots as an editor, I’ve not championed an inclusive vision. And ultimately, it’s been at the expense of Bon Appétit and its staff, as well as our readers. They all deserve better. The staff has been working hard to evolve the brand in a positive, more diverse direction,” Adam said. “I will do all I can to support that work, but I am not the one to lead that work. I am deeply sorry for my failings and to the position in which I put the editors of BA.”

Another star lost his job today over previous racist comments that resurfaced.

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