Rihanna Takes A Stand, Editor In Chief Of Dutch Magazine Resigns
Rihanna has been dealing with some real issues lately when it comes to racism and respect. The songstress usually takes to Twitter to express her disdain with her “Rihanna Navy” behind her all the way for support. This particular instance involved the front cover, some misread intentions and a bad judgement call.
It all started when the Dutch magazine referred to Ms. Rihanna as a “(racial slur) B***h.” Rihanna got word and started going IN on Twitter. “@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!!”
Editor-in-chief Eva Hoeke (without tagging Rihanna directly) responded “Two things we learned. 1: no bad jokes in the cover page. 2. do not act as if a bad joke is good. Sorry, guys. My bad,” Hoeke tweeted on her account. “In the next issue will be a correction. I can tell you that it was never our intention to offend anyone.” Apparently the Dutch writer was trying to sound “with it” and epically failed.
Rihanna went on in her statement soon after her first tweet saying this “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! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together,with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”***** B—H”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F–K YOU!!!”
So much for Twitter’s 140 character limit. I respect Rihanna’s reaction. No matter how they intended the statement it should not have been PUBLISHED on the FRONT COVER of their magazine. It was only right for Ms. Hoeke to step down. She offered more explanation to her reasoning and an apology/letter of resignation on Facebook (how very professional).
Read the peace offerings from Eva Hoeke HERE
Again, Rihanna was right to confront the Editor-in-chief of Jackie. The position requires review on ALL content of the magazine BEFORE it goes to print. She had ample time to stop the press and act in an ethical manner, but she didn’t and now must live with her consequences.
For every action, there is definitely a reaction.