Vogue Editor-in-Chief Dame Anna Wintour has admitted to letting ‘hurtful and intolerant behavior’ go unchecked during her 32-year reign at the fashion magazine, as well as not doing enough to champion black staffers and designers.

The admissions came as part of a company-wide memo Wintour authored to her staff last Thursday amid nationwide unrest and protests calling for racial equality, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.

‘I want to start by acknowledging your feelings and expressing my empathy towards what so many of you are going through: sadness, hurt, and anger too,’ Wintour began.

‘I want to say this especially to the Black members of our team — I can only imagine what these days have been like.

But I also know that the hurt, and violence, and injustice we’re seeing and talking about have been around for a long time. Recognizing it and doing something about it is overdue.’

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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Dame Anna Wintour has admitted to letting ‘hurtful and intolerant behavior' go unchecked during her 32-year reign at the fashion magazine, as well as not doing enough to champion black staffers and designers

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Dame Anna Wintour has admitted to letting ‘hurtful and cbd sleep spray intolerant behavior’ go unchecked during her 32-year reign at the fashion magazine, as well as not doing enough to champion black staffers and designers