Director Ava Duvernay is facing criticism online after she seemingly attempted to get a Black employee at Vogue in hot water at her job.
Vogue Magazine podcast host Kinsey Clark reposted a since-deleted tweet Durvernay sent out in response to Clark’s criticism of her. In the tweet, Duvernay tagged Vogue while calling out Clark’s “ridicule for stating I don’t wish death upon anyone.”
Clark and others had taken issue with Duvernay’s change in tone after calling the president “evil” in a tweet she sent out early Monday.
Clark called out Duvernay’s comment after she had initially wished him well just two days prior.
“I truly hope you get well as you’re infected with a life-threatening virus and are physically ill,” Duvernay tweeted toward the president on Friday. “Also, you are a disgrace and a liar. You’ve cost hundreds of thousands their lives. And you’re a white supremacist. Get well. Sincerely. And after that, we’re going to vote you out.”
But after Clark tweeted her disagreement with Duvernay’s “evil” comment, the “13TH” creator responded by tweeting Clark’s employer. Her tweet was only a response to Clark and others criticizing her for expressing support for the president. However, it was the tag to Vogue, that rubbed Clark and others the wrong way.
Clark shared a screen grab of the deleted tweet while calling Duvernay out.
“This is how a prominent black creative woman reacts when someone pulls her card and points out her hypocrisy: with passive aggressive intimidation tactics. But that’s ya’ll fave!”
Others expressed their support for Clark.
“How interesting. She was raised better and will not wish death upon white supremacists but tagging a black woman’s employer because she was called out is right in her purview,” one user wrote. “trying to get someone to lose their job in a pandemic is way worse than simply wishing someone dead we know wishes aren’t even real,” said another.
Meanwhile, Duvernay has responded by blocking Clark and any others who voice their criticism. “Sad day for us all,” wrote another user who shared a screenshot that they too had been blocked by Duvernay.
Well, it’s safe to say Ava “Blockiana” Duvernay isn’t here for any shade or negativity.