RHOA “friend” Marlo Hampton wants Vogue editor in chef Anna Wintour to do more than apologize for the “hurtful” behavior at the publication.
Hampton, who can hold her own in the fashion lane shared with PageSix her thoughts on the iconic Wintour’s apology.
“I hear you’re sorry, but now show us action. I’m tired of people just donating money and just saying ‘I’m sorry.’ I want action. Just… get some black interns. Let me walk up in the Vogue offices in there and see a brother and a sister that look like me sitting at the desk. Show some blacks in positions who are qualified and talented to hire.”
Wintour had to apologize to her Black staff after a photo of Adam Rapoport in brown face surfaced forcing him to resign as Editor of Bon Apetit magazine. Bon Apetit and Vogue are both owned by the media powerhouse Condé Nast, where Wintour is also artistic director.
In her letter Anna took full responsibility, admitting to “hurtful” and “intolerant” behavior at the publication.
“I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators. We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes.
“It can’t be easy to be a Black employee at Vogue, and there are too few of you. I know that it is not enough to say we will do better, but we will — and please know that I value your voices and responses as we move forward. I am listening and would like to hear your feedback and your advice if you would like to share either.