Â Sigh…according to Dutch magazine, Jackie, Rihanna displays all of the characteristics to be coveted with the ultimate award of ‘N*ggab*tch’.
The qualifications for said award are having ‘street cred’ and being a ‘ghetto ass’, they are also quoted as saying that Rihanna,
â€œdisplays that gladly, and for her that means: whatâ€™s on can come off. If that means sheâ€™ll be on stage half naked, then so be it.â€
After the publication of the magazine the article sent some people into an uproar and one of Jackie magazine’s editor’s, Eva Hoeke, has since released a statement saying that it was never their intention to hurt or offend anyone.
Check inside for her statement.
Eva posted this apology on her Facebook below:
First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very
However Iâ€™m glad that weâ€™re engaging in a dialogue on this page â€” not everybody does
that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened.
Period. While the author meant no harm â€” the title of the article was intended as a joke â€” it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chiefâ€™s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang â€” you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts â€” but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. 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.
It is so sad that in the 21st century people still think that it is ok to refer to someone in such a manner and then try to clean up as just a mistake that was not supposed to mean any harm or be racist in any way. What are your thoughts on the situation?
Just so yall know Rihannaâ€™s new album â€œTalk That Talkâ€ has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide just 3 weeks after its release!
Week 1: 504,000
Week 2: 282,000
Week 3: 249,000
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