Business • Media & Advertising
2020-08-08T23:00:02+00:00

Journalists of colour leave Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen

Three journalists have colour, Sohla El-Waylly, Priya Krishna and Rick Martinez, have simultaneously released statements announcing their departure from Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen after alleged racial discrimination. Krishna detailed her decision to leave the company in a post to Twitter, writing that even though she was told "that things were changing and that there would be a huge push towards diversity", including equitable pay, the contract she received was "nowhere near equitable, and actually would potentially allow for me to make even less."

Molly Baz and Gaby Melian have since voiced their support for their colleagues and said they would also no longer appear in Bon Appétit videos, with Baz stating that she had asked to be released from "the video obligations of my contract".

Melian released a statement to her Instagram, writing: "After weeks of negotiations, Conde Nast Entertainment is not meeting my expectations regarding the plans to have a more diverse and inclusive video program. For that reason I will not be signing a contract with them to appear in videos."

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