The editor of Dutch women’s glossy magazine Jackie has resigned after her publication’s decision to refer to Rihanna as a “niggabitch” in their latest issue. Eva Hoeke (pictured above), EIC of Dutch magazine Jackie for the past 8 years, came under enormous fire yesterday when she half-heartedly apologized for her “N*GGAB*TCH” article which reference Rihanna and generalized black women. While she said it was written in a joking way, the black community in the Netherlands, and many all over the world, were still outraged.
Rihanna herself weighed into the debate, using the microblogging service Twitter to comment that ‘I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!!’.
‘Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F*** You,’ the singer said in a second Tweet.
No matter how far we think we’ve come, there’s always one that brings us back to reality.