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

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 popular …

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 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 — that is, 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 surfaced 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 Appétit Test Kitchen videos and paid them less than their white colleagues.

Anna Wintour, meanwhile, is seemingly staying on as Condé Nast’s global content adviser despite the diversity scandal, execs confirmed to Page Six in June.

(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 at a Bon Appétit Test Kitchen event at 92nd Street Y on Feb. 27Getty Images

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