We mean, as they should be.
The alt-girl fashion, beauty, and culture bible, Nylon magazine, which was launched in 1999 with Marvin Scott Jarrett at the helm, announced the end of its print edition this week, laying off all 12 members of the print staff effective immediately. Apparently, without any notice. While the rise of digital media is not quite a shocker at this point, seeing a shake-up like this is disturbing.
Needless to say, people are pissed - and, tbh, it's really kind of effed up.
Beauty editor Jade Taylor, who has worked with the magazine for six years, took to Instagram to express her frustration and reveal just how poorly the situation was handled by those at the top.
Nylon.com will still be up and running but it just won't be the same. R.I.P.
Hey all, I guess now is a good time to break my silence. As you can imagine, I've had a really emotional 24 hours. Yesterday I was let go from @nylonmag after 6 years of the most loyal, dedicated, and hardworking years of my life. The reason? Our beloved magazine folded, and the entire print team was thrown away with it. It was cold and abrupt, like a slap in the face. My love for NYLON, the magazine, will always live on, and I am so proud of what I did there over the last 6 years. I first walked into NYLON when I was 19 years old, simply looking for an internship. From there, I became Beauty Assistant, then Beauty Editor, then Senior Beauty Editor, then Beauty Director. I am so proud of myself. Because I fucking DID IT, and I hope that encourages any young person reading this right now. I really tried to make a difference in my beauty pages over the years, showing a new (often weird), unconventional side of beauty. I didn't relate to a lot of other beauty content out there, so I made up my own. I think my body of work speaks for itself. I have never been so passionate about anything in my life, and I am so grateful to have made a difference in the beauty industry, even if it was a small one. To our readers: thank you. Thank you so fucking much. It breaks my heart and soul that it had to end this way. But I am a strong woman, and I will not be silent in saying this: everyone who is left at NYLON does not care about its readers. The print team was the soul of NYLON. The spirit of NYLON is dead, it does not live on. There have been many times I could've jumped ship, but I stayed loyal because I loved what I did so much. At least I went down with the ship. I have a lot of respect for myself knowing that. I am so scared. Because of the suddenness of it all, I have no money saved and I am so fearful about how I'm going to pay my rent, feed myself, pay my bills, etc. Needless to say, I'm looking for any kind of work right now whether it's freelance, part-time, or full-time - if you need a weird beauty writer, I'm here. Thank you to everyone who has reached out so far. If you'd like to get in touch with me, my personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 🖤
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