The editor-in-chief of British Vogue walked through the front door of his publication’s office building, but a security guard took one look at his Black face and ordered him to enter through the building’s back door.
The security guard was promptly shown the door as in fired.
Edward Enninful, who was named editor in 2017, posted the details of the incident in which he was racially profiled on his Twitter and his Instagram pages.
“I was instructed to use the loading bay,” as though he was a delivery man. He is the first Black man, the first man and first openly Gay person named editor of British Vogue.
Mr. Enninful said Condé Nast, which owns British Vogue, had “moved quickly” to dismiss the security guard.
The magazine publisher, which also owns Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and GQ, has been criticized after widespread Black Lives Matter protests for failures to support diversity in the workplace.