Rihanna Responds To Dutch Magazine Slur; Prompts Editor's Resignation

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Jackie magazine editor in chief Eva Koeke was forced to resign after receiving heavy backlash from Rihanna and   many, many others after referring to the Man Down star as a ‘N*gga B*tch’.   The Dutch magazine was bombarded with emails, tweets and Facebook posts after reports surfaced that Eva approved a racially charged write up on Rihanna. The fashion post poked fun at Rihanna’s ‘ghetto ass, porn heels and even her Jamaican winters.’ Despite the fact that Rihanna’s from Barbados. Rihanna responded to the magazine post calling it ‘disrespectful’ and ‘desperate’. In the latest update, Eva has confirmed her resignation with her letter on Facebook:

“I realize that my first reaction on Twitter, where I indicated that it was a joke, was an incomplete description of what I, and also the author of the article referred. The term ‘n–a b–h’ h” has come over from America and we have only this to describe this particular style of clothes that we can try to interpret. Due to the enormous pressure from social media, I promised to do better regarding the language in future issues of Jackie and I have offered to rectify the situation.”

“I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken too quickly positions on an item in Jackie — which incidentally had no underlying racial motive. In the course of events I went with, the publisher came to the conclusion that, now that my credibility is affected, it’s better for all parties if I immediately lay down my duties as editor. After my eight years giving my heart and soul for Jackie, I realize that these errors — although not malicious intent — are a reason for leaving. “

Eva still maintains her intentions are not meant to harm Rihanna, but that wasn’t good enough. Share your thoughts…

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