People on Twitter are calling out a Vogue writer for being unprepared for an interview with singer and businesswoman Rihanna.
After journalist Abby Aguirre admitted in her profile of the prolific musician that she “didn’t have time to prepare” a list of questions for her subject, people of color were quick to call her out for what they considered unprofessional behavior.
And others pointed out that the writer’s apparent white privilege allowed her to casually admit (to both readers and Rihanna) that she wasn’t prepared.
“I just can’t see a black woman writer being so cavalier,” one user wrote, with others sharing similar statements.
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People of color are calling out a Vogue writer for being unprepared for an interview with singer and fashion mogul Rihanna.
Journalist Abby Aguirre admitted in her profile of the prolific musician that she found out she was doing the interview last-minute, and as such, “didn’t have time to prepare” a list of questions for Rihanna. And while her lack of preparedness didn’t seem to bother Rihanna during the interview, people on Twitter felt a lot differently.
lord, may I one day have the confidence of a Vogue writer who arrives at an interview with RIHANNA without a list of questions they had pulled together and ordered and reordered after months and months of research. https://t.co/0LyXOHE10r
— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) October 9, 2019
Privilege is being able to show up to an interview w/ one of the world’s biggest stars w/ no questions written, admit it to said star, WRITE IT in the story, and the editor letting the line go to print b/c no1 is concerned it will make anyone question your ability to do your job. https://t.co/bvSLR93X2L
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) October 9, 2019
if u hear something that’s me and leonardo dicaprio BOTH screaming pic.twitter.com/kW8DO4b4Bl
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) October 9, 2019
“Normally I bring a list of questions, but I didn’t have time to prepare one, which I make a split-second decision to confess. ‘I’m winging it, so you have to help me,’ I say…”
Sorry, but I just can’t see a Black woman writer being so cavalier. I— https://t.co/qdu074h9vG
— 💫Shanon Lee💫 (@mylove4writing) October 9, 2019
The general consensus seemed to be that a writer of color wouldn’t have relied …read more
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