Rihanna Responds To Racist Dutch Article!
As previously reported a Dutch magazine printed a blatantly racist article about Rihanna tittle *igga*itch. The tittle alone alarmed fans and readers alike drawing tons of complaints. The outrage initially led to the editor, Eva Kreos posting a public apology on her Facebook page. Now, all the hoopla has now led to the magazines editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke releasing a official apology and resignation! Plus, Rihanna has released a blistering response.
It's hard sometimes to imagine that some people are still so profoundly ignorant when it comes to race. Sadly, some people haven't mentally progressed along with the rest of the world. The author of a recent article published by a well known Dutch magazine "Jackie Magazine is one of those unfortunate people.
The article tittle "*igga B*tch" sent shock waves through the Netherlands and America a like. Rihanna fans and Jackie Magazine subscribers were absolutely outraged with the article. The adverse reaction has let to somewhat of an apology from the magazines editor who basically said the author was addressed and shockingly enough said " there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words.”
Well, no the magazines Editor-In-Chief has stepped up and also apologized saying "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. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist choice of words. It was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang. You hear it all the time on TV and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts- but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it."
Let me just say, Rihanna is not impressed and has now broke her silence on the matter releasing a statement of her own, saying "I hope you 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! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement that made no sense....N*GGA B**CH?!......Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you.....F**K YOU!!!!!
Less than 24 hours, Hoeke's letter of resignation was given and read "After putting my heart and soul into Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors--although not intended maliciously--are enough reason for leaving. I should have counted to ten before taking un-naunced stands through social media channels."
By the way, the magazine has also extended a personal invitation to Rihanna "to share her feelings and thoughts on the article in the next issue." I don't know about you, but I think she shared her true feelings already.