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3 Bon Appétit Test Kitchen stars of color depart video channel amid controversy

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These Bon Appétit stars are saying bon voyage.

Bon Appétit Test Kitchen contributing writer Priya Krishna, assistant food editor Sohla El-Waylly and contributing food editor Rick Martinez have announced they are leaving the video channel.

Their departure comes after five weeks of contract negotiations, reports Business Insider, and a slew of controversy at the Condé Nast-owned popular channel. El-Waylly will continue to write recipes for the magazine and website and Krishna and Martinez will do editorial freelance work.

All three, one-half of the six people of color featured on the site, announced their exits in their Instagram stories and Krishna posted a long statement on Twitter.

Their exits come as the Condé Nast publication is embroiled in negative publicity regarding diversity. In June, Bon Appétit’s longtime Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport resigned after a photo surface that showed him in brownface and Matt Duckor, head of Condé Nast Entertainment’s lifestyle video programming, stepped down amid allegations that he didn’t feature people of color in Bon Appetit Test Kitchen videos and didn’t pay them equally to white employees.

However, Anna Wintour will stay on as Condé Nast’s global content adviser despite the diversity scandal, execs confirmed to Page Six.

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(L-R) Chris Morocco, Claire Saffitz, Priya Krishna, Carla Lalli Music, Brad Leone, Gaby Melian, Sohla El-Waylly, Adam Rapoport, Molly Baz, Andy Baraghani and Christina Chaey attend Behind-The-Scenes Conversation With The Bon Appetit Test Kitchen at 92nd Street Y on February 27, 2020 in New York City.Getty Images



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