Lately, it seems like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] just can’t catch a break. The Roc Nation artist has recently had an ongoing battle with her health as of late causing her to cancel shows, and run off stages.
But on top of that, the singer has also had to encounter the bad attitudes and ignorant humor of others on what seems like a daily basis as of late.
Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie, had the audacity to call Rihanna a racial slur in their latest publication and then later called it a joke when Rihanna and others were up in arms about the inappropriateness of the story.
Along with calling Rih Rih “the ultimate n*****b*tch,” the publication also falsely reported that the singer, who hails from Barbados, was from Jamaica.
A perturbed Rihanna unleashed her displeasure on Twitter, going way over the allotted 140 characters (Thank goodness for TMI.)
[photogallerylink id=107575 align=left]“@evajackie I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N**** B*TCH”?!…. “Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F**K YOU!!!” She wrote.
The editor-in-cheif of the magazine, Eva Hoeke, quickly sent out a message on Facebook addressing the readers and Rihanna’s concerns but never apologizing exactly “First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I’m glad that we’re engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period,” Hoeke wrote. “While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers… We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it. From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.”
Not good enough. Rihanna has every right to be livid. Not cool, Dutch magazine, not cool at all. Hours after the story broke, Editor -in-Chief, Eva Hoeke resigned her post. She oversaw the publication for 8 years.
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