Magazine editor resigns over "disrespectful" and racist article about Rihanna
Eva Hoeke, editor in chief of Dutch magazine Jackie, will leave with immediate effect after the feature caused outrage and even prompted the superstar herself to slam the publication on social networking site Twitter.
In the offending article, the writer had described Rihanna in a very derogatory manner calling her a "the ultimate n---abitch" and the shocking term caused her to send a public tweet to Hoeke which said:
"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!"
A post has since been made on Jackie's official Facebook page, which confirms Hoeke's resignation and explains that the editorial was in bad taste and should never have been printed:
"I realise that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete misrepresentation of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. I should have counted to 10 before taking unsubtle stands through social media channels. Through this my credibility has been hurt, and that neither fits the role of an editor-in-chief, nor Jackie Magazine."
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