After several people of color hammered Condé Nast online, claiming that it has a racist culture, journalist Noor Tagouri — whom the publisher once misidentified as a different Muslim woman — says it apologized for the gaffe, but then kept screwing her around.
In 2019, Condé’s Vogue memorably confused Tagouri with Pakistani actress Noor Bukhari. And even though Vogue called it a “painful misstep,” Tagouri said on Twitter Thursday that after the mistake, she offered to hold a diversity and inclusion event at the mag for free. “They said *NO* because it would make it look like Vogue has ‘a problem.’ ”
Tagouri says a town hall for all Condé’s magazines — rather than an event for Vogue alone — was eventually scheduled, “but there was a schedule mix up.”
A rep for Tagouri tells us that after a two-hour meeting between them and an HR rep about why they were being given the runaround, Tagouri decided to “stop trying.”
She felt Condé didn’t deserve “the work she does as a living,” the rep said, adding the company “treated us horribly.”
A rep for Conde tells us, “We apologize for the miscommunication, as we were of course excited to have Noor speak, and unfortunately scheduling conflicts prevented it.”
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