British Vogue editor ‘racially profiled’ by security guard at work

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful has said he was racially profiled after being told to "use the loading bay" by a security guard as he entered work.

Mr Enninful, who has been the fashion magazine's editor-in-chief since 2017, said the incident took place as he walked into his offices on Wednesday.

He said in a Twitter post: "Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place. As I entered, I was instructed to use the loading bay.

"Just because our timelines and weekends are returning to normal, we cannot let the world return to how it was. Change needs to happen now."

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The Duchess of Cornwall speaks to Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue magazine during a reception at Clarence House in London to mark the beginning of the annual Women of the World (WOW) festival.
The Prince of Wales talking with Editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful during a reception at St James's Palace, London, ahead of his visit to The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria.
The Duchess of Cornwall and British Vogue Editor in Chief Edward Enninful on the front row at the Bethany Williams show. the Duchess presented the Queen's Award For Fashion as part of London Fashion Week, 180 Strand, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Princess Anne, Princess Royal speaks to Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful at The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design presentation during London Fashion Week February 2020 on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images for BFC)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: David Beckham and Edward Enninful attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week February 2020 on February 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/BFC/Getty Images for BFC)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Edward Enninful, Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham, David Beckham, Harper Beckham and Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week February 2020 on February 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/BFC/Getty Images for BFC)
CORRECTS KARLIE'S LAST NAME TO KLOSS FROM KLOOS - Model Karlie Kloss, left, and British Vogue magazine chief editor Edward Enninful, center, and Oprah Winfrey joke before the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Edward Enninful, Iman attend the 2020 amfAR New York Gala on February 05, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Sipa USA
Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful attending the Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London.
L-R: Edward Enninful and Karen Elson attend The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards 2019 at the Rainbow Room in New York, NY on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Stephen Smith/SIPA USA)
Edward Enninful and Naomi Campbell at the Gucci fashion show at the Capitoline Museums arrive at Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, Italy on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Matteo Nardone / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)
Naomi Campbell (right) with Baroness Amos after receiving her Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (left) and Edward Enninful (centre) after receiving his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Buckingham Palace in London.
Edward Enninful and Liam Payne attending the film screening of 'Widows' at the Tate Modern, London, UK. 31st October 2018
Burberry creative director and former CEO Christopher Bailey speaks with Vogue editor Edward Enninful (left) as they attend the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2018 London Fashion Week show at the Dimco Buildings in west London.
Edward Enninful and Naomi Campbell attending The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2017, in New York, USA.
Edward Enninful and Anna Ewers attending the Fashion Awards 2017, in partnership with Swarovski, held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment
Naomi Campbell with the Special Recognition award, presented by Edward Enninful at the 2010 British Fashion Awards at the Savoy Theatre, London.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 07: Edward Enninful and Rihanna attend as Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Linda Fargo celebrate the launch of FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman at Bergdorf Goodman on February 07, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bergdorf Goodman)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Edward Enninful and Iman attend the 2020 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Ryan Emberley/amfAR/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Edward Enninful and Irina Shayk attend the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film Party at Annabel's on February 2, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Mr Enninful, who was awarded an OBE in 2016 for his services to diversity in the fashion industry, said Conde Nast, which owns British Vogue, "moved quickly" to dismiss the security guard following the incident.

In an Instagram post to his one million followers, he said: "...It just goes to show that sometimes it doesn't matter what you've achieved in the course of your life: the first thing that some people will judge you on is the colour of your skin."

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