The security guard fired for "racist profiling" was Vogue editor Edward Enninful
- Vogue editor Edward Enninful was denied access to Vogue House in Mayfair
- The guard did not recognize him and asked him to use the back entrance for artisans
- The doorman was fired and his employer has now launched a probe
- According to the source, the guard was not the person who regularly occupied the revolving door
The security guard, who refused to let Vogue editor Edward Enninful into his own office, was a temporary cover for the normal, older doorman who shielded himself from Covid-19, as MailOnline can show.
Enninful was barred from entering the Mayfair Vogue House by the guard, who not only did not recognize him but also told him to use the artisan's entrance in the back of the building.
The doorman was quickly released and his employer opened an investigation.
A source from the media company said the security guard was not the person who regularly manned the front revolving door and may not have known he was insulting one of the UK's best-known journalists.
The normal security guard is 60 years old and has done less work due to concerns about the corona virus, the source said. He had been replaced by a temporary worker who was employed by a "third party".
Vogue editor Edward Enninful (pictured at Somerset House in November 2016) has announced that he has become a victim of "racial profiles" in his own office
Enninful wrote on social media yesterday: "Today I was racially profiled by a security guard when I entered my work."
Conde Nast officials are currently examining historical CCTV tapes to determine if Enninful has ever met before.
The magazine's offices were largely closed during the pandemic, and almost all employees worked remotely.
Enninful appeared in Vogue's Hanover Square office yesterday to enter Mason & # 39; s Arms Mews through a loading bay in the back of the building.
The 48-year-old was described as "very upset" by the way he was treated.
He wrote on social media: “Today, when I entered my job, I was given a racist profile by a security guard.
Vogue House in London's Mayfair is pictured today, one day after Enniful was denied entry
Enninful was directed to enter Mason & # 39; s Arms Mews via a loading bay in the back of the building
When I entered I was instructed to use the loading bay. Just because our schedules and weekends are back to normal cannot make the world go back to what it was. Change has to happen now.
Conde Nast quickly tried to fire the guard, but it only shows that sometimes it doesn't matter what you have achieved in your life: the first thing some people judge you about is the color of your skin. & # 39 ;
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, a Vogue cover girl, said: "When will that change? This has been happening in the UK for so long – I'm sorry you had to go through this. & # 39;
Today an official was sitting behind a desk behind the revolving door, which was locked and only came forward to direct the couriers to the side entrance.
The 48-year-old Enninful, who was born in Ghana and grew up in West London, was the first non-white man to be editor of Vogue in 2017.
Enninful was described as "very upset" by the way he was treated at Vogue House (file picture)
After replacing longtime Alexandra Shulman, he reportedly told friends that "getting rid of the distinguished girls" was his priority.
His arrival in the magazine led to a mass exodus of employees, including Baronet's daughter and deputy editor Emily Sheffield, Samantha Cameron's sister.
Famous friends were shocked by his experience with the security guard.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell said: "When will this change? This has been happening in the UK for so long – I'm sorry you had to go through this. & # 39;
Actress Gemma Chan commented: “There is so much more to do. I'm sorry that happened to you. & # 39;
TV presenter Trisha Goddard said to him: "I was mistaken for the tea lady once, but that's crazy."
A Conde Nast spokesman said: "It is believed that the security guard who works for a third-party contractor was immediately released from the site and examined by his employer."
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