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Samira Nasr named first black Editor-In-Chief of US Harper's Bazaar
Screenshot of Samira Nasr's statement on Hearst's Instagram account
Screenshot of Samira Nasr's statement on Hearst's Instagram account Credit: hearst via Instagram

Samira Nasr has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of publisher Hearst's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, making her the first woman of colour to hold the top editor position in the magazine's 153-year history. Nars, the daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, is leaving her position as fashion director at Condé Nast's magazine Vanity Fair and will begin work at Harper's Bazaar on July 6.

In a video posted to Hearst's Instagram account, Nasr introduced herself and said: "At this particular moment in our nation's history, I am honoured to be at the helm of such an iconic brand. As the proud daughter of a Lebanese father and Trinidadian mother, my worldview is expansive and is anchored in the belief that representation matters. My lens by nature is colourful, and so it is important to me to begin a new chapter in Bazaar's history by shining a light on all individuals who I believe are the inspiring voices of our time."

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Adam Rapoport resigns as editor in chief of Bon Appétit, staff speaks out against publisher Condé Nast
Screenshots of Sohla El-Waylly's Instagram story, addressing Rapoport and unequal pay at BA
Screenshots of Sohla El-Waylly's Instagram story, addressing Rapoport and unequal pay at BA Credit: Sohla El-Waylly via Instagram Stories

Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport has resigned after a photograph of him dressed in "brownface" from the early 2000s surfaced on Instagram. Rapoport announced his resignation on Instagram, writing: "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".

After the photograph surfaced, BA Test Kitchen Sohla El-Waylly took to Instagram to speak out against publisher Bon Appétit and publisher Condé Nast, saying: "I've been pushed in front of video as a display of diversity. In reality, only white editors are paid for their video appearances. None of the people of color have been compensated". Many of BA's staff members, including Claire Saffitz, Brad Leone, Alex Delany and others, have announced on Instagram that they will not appear in any new BA video material until all their colleagues receive equal pay.