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Magazine editor resigns over 'racist' Rihanna article

ANGRY: Rihanna

THE EDITOR of a Dutch fashion magazine, which used the term "Ni**ab*tch" to describe pop star Rihanna, has resigned.

Eva Hoeke, editor-in-chief of Jackie, will leave with immediate effect following an angry backlash from the singer and her fans over the publication's use of the racial slur.

The offensive article, which sought to help readers dress like star, read: “She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate ni**ab*tch,” when translated by Parlour Magazine.


GONE: Eva Hoeke

In two lengthy messages to Hoake, via Twitter, the Rude Boy singer wrote: “@evajackie 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! There are 1000's of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article [Sic]."

In a separate tweet, she continued: "@evajackie with the intent of abasement, that made no sense..."NIGGA BITCH"?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you...F**K YOU!!! [Sic].”

The magazine has since apologised and in a post on Jackie's Facebook page Hoeke is quoted saying: "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."

"Through this my credibility has been hurt, and that neither fits the role of an editor-in-chief, nor Jackie Magazine," she added.

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