BuzzFeed Canada is hiring — but white males need not apply.
That's according to BuzzFeed Canada senior writer Scaachi Koul, who announced the openings in a tweet Thursday, saying the company would "particularly like to hear from you if you are not white and not male."
1. Would you like to write longform for @BuzzFeedCanada? WELL YOU CAN. We want pitches for your Canada-centric essays & reporting.— Scaachi (@Scaachi) February 18, 2016
2. @BuzzFeedCanada would particularly like to hear from you if you are not white and not male.— Scaachi (@Scaachi) February 18, 2016
Koul went on to encourage her followers to send her pitches, with very specific instructions to email her at the address listed on her Twitter profile.
Koul later reiterated that if anyone is a white male and looking to pitch stories, "I don't care about you."
8. Last thing:— Scaachi (@Scaachi) February 18, 2016
IF YOU’RE A WHITE MAN UPSET THAT WE ARE LOOKING MOSTLY FOR NON-WHITE NON-MEN
I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU
GO WRITE FOR MACLEAN'S
Koul clarified that white men are still allowed to pitch stories, but that she's "just less interested" in them doing so. "Because, ugh, men," Koul added.
.@danspeerin White men are still permitted to pitch, I will read it, I will consider it. I’m just less interested because, ugh, men.— Scaachi (@Scaachi)February 18, 2016
Koul later stated that she is "looking to diversify."
The online pushback to Koul's tweet was quick — and some held nothing back.
@Scaachi Racist— Billy Bong (@ihateu310) February 18, 2016
One person even warned of "impending lawsuits" because the practice is in "direct violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act."
The Canadian law, passed by Parliament in 1977, makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of "race, national origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, or certain past legal convictions."
Koul did not immediately respond to an email from TheBlaze.