When The Checks Stop Coming In: Essence Magazine Fires Editor-In-Chief Constance White And Lays Off Hundreds!!!

- By Bossip Staff


Poor thang! Essence Magazine has reportedly axed their Editor-In-Chief and 500 other folks amidst money troubles. Should we have seen it coming?

Via Page Six reports:

Essence axed its fashionable editor-in-chief, Constance White, the first day of Fashion Week, Page Six can reveal. The Time Inc.-owned magazine, which recently laid off 500 people in a cost-cutting move, dismissed White on Thursday after two years at the helm, we’re told. White’s staff drew some controversy during her tenure — a white male managing editor was reassigned to another division after his Facebook page revealed racially charged comments about the Rev. Al Sharpton. And Australian-born fashion director Ellianna Placas, who was the subject of protest when she was hired at the African-American-targeted mag in 2010, was let go a year after White took over. On Friday, an Essence rep confirmed White had left the company and said executive editor Vanessa Bush would serve as acting managing editor.

We didn’t even know there were that many folks on staff at ESSENCE to begin with! We definitely feel for the folks who just lost their jobs. Are you still an Essence reader or did they lose you in recent years?

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