Rihanna slams Dutch mag for racial slur, editor resigns
The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine has resigned after using a racial slur to describe R&B superstar Rihanna, who has blasted the publication for being "disrespectful and desperate."Updated: Dec 21, 2011 17:23 IST
The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine has resigned after using a racial slur to describe R&B superstar Rihanna, who has blasted the publication for being disrespectful and desperate.
"I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights!," Rihanna 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!," the singer said.
Editor Eva Hoeke, who used N-word to describe Rihanna's style, apologised twice saying there was no racist motive behind the choice of words but it failed to placate readers, the Hollywood Reporter said. Hoeke said she decided to step down after consulting with publisher Yves Gijrath.
"Through the course of events, me and the publisher have concluded that because my credibility is now affected, it is better for all parties if I quit my function as editor-in-chief effective immediately," she wrote.
Gijrath has now invited the Umbrella hitmaker to share her feelings and thoughts on the article in the next issue.
First Published: Dec 21, 2011 16:54 IST