Dutch Magazine ‘Jackie’ Calls Rihanna “Niggabitch” with “Ghetto Ass”
A Dutch fashion magazine has landed in hot water after publishing an article about R&B superstar Rihanna loaded with racist language.
According to Jezebel and Parlour, the magazine, Jackie, had this to say about Rihanna:
She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch 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. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.
For the record, Rihanna is from Barbados, not Jamaica.
Jezebel reports that Jackie editor-in-chief Eva Hoeke has offered up the following apology:
“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…
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 — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it.”
Hmph… seems to me that Ms. Hoeke needs a lesson in what “acceptable forms of slang” are. Her “apology” leaves much to be desired. The Dutch people, especially those under a certain age, have impeccable command of the English language, including slang. Hoeke ought to have known better, and her lame excuse doesn’t help matters one bit.
Rihanna responded to Jackie’s shocking article with this Tweet, as reported by MTV:
“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!”
The four-time Grammy winner also had this to say:
“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 … ‘N—a Bitch’?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you … F— YOU!!!”
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