Disney Plus executive Agnes Chu is replacing Condé Nast Entertainment president Oren Katzeff, who made offensive jokes about women and people of color

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  • Disney executive Agnes Chu will take over as president of
    Condé Nast Entertainment in September.�
  • Chu will report to Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch. 
  • She will replace current Condé Nast Entertainment president
    Oren Katzeff, who has come under fire from his staff for the
    company’s metrics-based video production as well as his offensive
    tweets about people of color and women.
  • Katzeff will have a new role at the company, though a Condé
    Nast spokesperson was unable to reveal any details.
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Disney executive Agnes Chu will take over as president of Condé
Nast Entertainment in September, the company announced on July
31. 

Chu, who has worked at Disney for 12 years, is leaving her role
as senior vice president of content Disney Plus. She will report to
Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch.

Condé Nast Entertainment is the publisher’s video-production
arm. It produces videos branded with the names of Vogue, Bon
Appétit, and Condé Nast’s 15 other titles. Its content is hosted
primarily on YouTube, but also Netflix, Vice TV, and Amazon.

Chu, an alum of Harvard and Columbia Business School, is
entering Condé Nast Entertainment at a challenging time for the
company. 

She will replace current Condé Nast Entertainment president
Oren Katzeff, who has come under fire from his staff for
the company’s metrics-based video production
, as well as for

his offensive tweets about Mexicans and women
, according to
recordings of Zoom meetings reviewed by Business Insider.

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One of Katzeff’s tweets from 2010 reads: “Earlier today, I saw a
girl wearing a shirt that said ‘No means Yes!’ That might explain
why the guy holding her hand was smiling…” The tweet has since
been deleted,
according to a report from The Daily Beast
.

Katzeff will have a new role at the company, though a Condé
Nast spokesperson declined to comment on what the role would
entail. 

Condé Nast staffers have pushed back on several of the video
production arm’s recent decisions around employment. One recent
example includes the suspension of Bon Appétit video editor Matt
Hunziker, who a Condé Nast spokesperson previously told Business
Insider was under internal investigation. 

Employees told Business Insider that they believed the
suspension was likely retaliation for Hunziker’s social media posts

critiquing Bon Appétit’s treatment of employees of color
.

SEE ALSO: Bon
Appétit’s editor in chief just resigned — but staffers of color
say there’s a ‘toxic’ culture of microaggressions and exclusion
that runs far deeper than one man


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Disney Plus executive Agnes Chu is replacing Condé Nast
Entertainment president Oren Katzeff, who made offensive jokes
about women and people of color