Friday, December 23, 2011

A racial slur to Rihanna made the Dutch editor Eva Hoeke to resign.


"Ultimate n---abitch" is of course a racial slur for Rihanna and for this Dutch magazine editor Eva Hoeke has resigned her post. For this he also issued an apology. Hoeke, who had been with the Dutch fashion magazine for eight years, oversaw the most recent issue, which included a brief item about Rihanna's style and termed with the phrase.

"She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat," the piece read, as translated by Parlour magazine. "Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n---abitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it." After learning of the use of the racial slur, Rihanna took to Twitter to blast Hoeke and the publication.

"I hope u can read english, because your magazine is apoor representation of the evolution of human rights!" she wrote. "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. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race!"

"This should have never happened. Period," the editor wrote. "While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’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."


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