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Jonathan Kay out at The Walrus

The editor-in-chief submitted his resignation Saturday

On Saturday night, following an intense 48-hour period in which a debate around cultural appropriation blew up into a larger indictment of the Canadian media establishment, Jonathan Kay resigned from his position as editor-in-chief of The Walrus.

He shared the news with the CBC this morning, which CANADALAND has independently confirmed. Earlier Sunday morning, he posted a pair of cryptic tweets:

As late as Saturday afternoon, he was still introduced as The Walrus‘s editor on a CBC News Network debate on cultural appropriation:

Previously the comment editor at the National Post, Kay joined The Walrus in December 2014. His term as editor was marked by a renewed relevance for the publication — though that often came as a result of controversy, deliberately courted through its published work and less deliberately through the chaotic mismanagement behind the scenes.

We have reached out to publisher Shelley Ambrose for a statement and will happily update if we hear back.

Update (5/14/2017, 3:30 p.m.): In a Facebook post, Kay describes himself as only ever having been the The Walrus‘s “Ringo Starr”:

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