Edward Enninful was racially profiled by a security guard at the British Vogue offices in London.
The editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine took to Instagram on Wednesday to share details of the incident, and said he was told to use another entrance when arriving at Vogue House in Mayfair after the guard failed to recognise him.
“Today, I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place," Enninful wrote. "I was instructed to use the loading bay. Just because our timelines and weekends are returning to normal, we cannot let the world return to how it was.
"Change needs to happen now."
The 48-year-old, who became the first Black editor-in-chief of the iconic magazine back in 2017, told his one million Instagram followers that Conde Nast had since fired the security guard.
"Condé Nast moved quickly to dismiss the security guard, but it just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter what you’ve achieved in the course of your life: the first thing that some people will judge you on is the colour of your skin," Enninful explained.
According to the BBC, the guard worked for a third party contractor and was dismissed from the site immediately after the incident, and placed under investigation.
Naomi Campbell was one of many to share her outrage at the racial profiling, and commented: "When will this change? Been happening in UK for so long... so sorry you had to go through that !! Don’t let it deter you. Stay STRONG."
"Normal wasn’t working," supermodel Iman added, while actress Gemma Chan wrote: "There's so much more to do. Sorry this happened to you."
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