Rihanna Blasts Dutch Magazine for Slur

Editor quits after singer slams them on Twitter

December 21, 2011 9:05 AM ET
Rihanna performs at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Rihanna took to Twitter yesterday to object to a Dutch magazine's description of her, and the magazine's editor has resigned as a result.

In a brief item that was apparently meant as humorous praise, the magazine Jackie called Rihanna "the ultimate ni**abitch," saying, "She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat." 

"I hope you can read English, because your magazine is a poor representation of human rights!" Rihanna tweeted in response. "You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense . . . Well, with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you . . . FUCK YOU!!!"

Editor-in-chief Eva Hoeke announced her resignation and posted an apology on the magazine's Facebook page that read, in part, "It was stupid, it was naïve to think that this was an acceptable form of slang . . . We never intended to offend anyone." Jackie's publisher says the magazine will invite Rihanna to comment on the incident in its next issue.

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