Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Anna Wintour's Horrible Treatment of Beverly Johnson Exposed


Last month longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour's former BFF Andre Leon Talley announced his new memoir would be taking Anna to task for her icy demeanor and mistreatment of Black creatives [click here if you missed that].

Another fashion insider recalls Anna Wintour's horrible treatment of Beverly Johnson, the first African American model to make the cover of Vogue...

From Page Six
...the supermodel’s former publicist James Hester told Page Six he had to fight tooth and nail to get Johnson invited to the mag’s 100th anniversary party in 1992 — and even then Wintour snubbed the model at the bash.
“Beverly made history as the first African American model to grace the cover of Vogue and they refused to invite her. It was a momentous occasion and obviously a huge moment in Beverly’s life. They kept saying, ‘We’ll get back to you’,” Hester said, “So, I had to get creative. I was working with C&C Music Factory and they were huge at the time, producing for Mariah Carey. I made a deal that they would dj for free and [“Deeper Love”] singer Deborah Cooper would perform in exchange for coverage in the magazine,” Hester told Page Six. “Anna Wintour gets the message, and I deliver them. I go back and I make another deal and said, Beverly Johnson would really love to be invited, and they finally agreed.”
Author Hester attempted to introduce Johnson to Wintour at the event. “I go up to her, and tell her I organized the music. I then asked, ‘Do you know Beverly Johnson?’ She said, ‘Yup,’ and walked away,’” he said.
Wintour did, however, include Johnson in the party coverage, but not in the way they hoped. “There was a double-page spread with a collage of pictures. Beverly’s picture was in there with her head cut off. [Wintour] has been awful to the black community,” he said.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

And with a secret black child.

Anonymous said...

Can't Beverly speak for herself?

Jesmit said...

Not surprised at all. Merely looking at her, one can see the 'mean girl' streak in her. Very glad she's being called out though for her racist tendencies

Anonymous said...

@8:03 when you have PR...its better they make public statements like this. I know, all these current B & D List celebrities think they dont need PR bc of social media BUT a lot of them are not good at communicating. Let alone communicating with a strategy

Anonymous said...

TIMES UP, Anna....yes, we know she's a mean bitch but that doesn't make it right when you're the head of a public company. How tf can anybody be around all this noise lights & action and not crack a smile or enjoy a moment. This old stiff bitch needs to be laid to rest already....

R in NYC said...

This woman is ugly inside and out. You can't treat people that way unless you're corroded on the inside. I know part of the reason she's such a bitch. Her siblings had these high intelligence careers and they never considered her "fashion career" as comparable. She's boiling with insecurity and bitterness.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I know women like Anna, of all colors. It's a heart thing, not just race. Once a sister in media befriended me,but when she realized I wasn't stuck up with Boule tendencies she started acting funny. A lot of our educated and wealthier Blacks can be just as nasty towards other Blacks too, not just Anna.

Anonymous said...

Cancel this. Now is the time to put race hating on front street!

Anonymous said...

She's an old hag that looks like she's on her last leg. She's jealous that she has always looked like an old lady. Racism and hate can make ppl look just as miserable as they act.

Anonymous said...

High end cloths, shoes, accessories do not make you better than someone else. It just give you a rotten soul.

Yt ppl do what Yt do. Creative jobs are all racist, except for music. Thats because we don't read contracts and they steal all the royalty's.

Anna does not have a monopoly of being racist. The Devil Wears Prada was not all fiction.

Anonymous said...

Correct @8:33am Thats how you do it. Being professional is not going on social media spilling your own tea. Let your hired team do it for you. Now she can seat back and let the hair pins fly.

Anonymous said...

This isn't about racism. It's just an excuse. Anna Wintours is infamously catty to almost everyone. I mean they did make a film called 'the devil wears prada' starring Meryl Streep that is based on Anna.

Royal said...

@9:20....Co-sign one hunnard!!

Fuck Anna's old evil Luciferian ass looking like a boiled poodle in a Bette Davis wig said...

I hate this old ugly white pork cracklin bitch. And I'm sick of society praising bitches and assholes. Who gives a fuck if bitches and assholes get shit done, know how to run things, and stay successful? They can't take their success with them when they die and many of them go home to people that hate them or am empty house because they have no real friends. That's why we got that turd in the White House because Americans as well as other cultures still peddle that "nice guy finish last" mantra. And you see why the world is going up in flames and children are killing themselves because of bullying. We think being mean as hell is "keeping it real". You can keep it real and not be a low vibrating asshole.

Beverly Johnson probably reminded that old white bitch that black don't crack and her white starting molding in middle school. We all know white people age like bread, milk, and bananas.

robin said...

Don't buy VOGUE Periodt!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Naomi has to say about her treatment by Wintour. Or, Iman, what does she have to say?

Was Wintour selective or just a soulless beast toward everyone?

Felicia said...

Anon 9:20 am You have said it all!!

Anonymous said...

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I deal with whitey sparingly. Love working from home and not having to smile when I'm filled with rage.

Anonymous said...

@1:52

Naomi stays kissing white ass. She already said she doesn't think there should be an all- black high fashion runway show for models. Can't understand why black women stay idolizing Naomi! White people made her and they can have her white dick-sucking bed wench ass.

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