These Bon Appétit stars are saying bon voyage.
Bon Appétit Test Kitchen contributing writer Priya Krishna, assistant food editor Sohla El-Waylly and contributing food editor Rick Martinez have announced they are leaving the video channel.
Their departure comes after five weeks of contract negotiations, reports Business Insider, and a slew of controversy at the Condé Nast-owned popular channel. El-Waylly will continue to write recipes for the magazine and website and Krishna and Martinez will do editorial freelance work.
All three, one-half of the six people of color featured on the site, announced their exits in their Instagram stories and Krishna posted a long statement on Twitter.
Their exits come as the Condé Nast publication is embroiled in negative publicity regarding diversity. In June, Bon Appétit’s longtime Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport resigned after a photo surface that showed him in brownface and Matt Duckor, head of Condé Nast Entertainment’s lifestyle video programming, stepped down amid allegations that he didn’t feature people of color in Bon Appetit Test Kitchen videos and didn’t pay them equally to white employees.
However, Anna Wintour will stay on as Condé Nast’s global content adviser despite the diversity scandal, execs confirmed to Page Six.
Source: New York Post
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