December 21, 2011 11:24

Dutch magazine editor resigns over racist Rihanna slur

Rihanna says 'fuck you' to Eva Hoeke

Dutch magazine editor resigns over racist Rihanna slur

Photo: Andy Whitton

Eva Hoeke, the editor of Dutch fashion magazine Jackie has resigned following complaints over a piece in the magazine which referred to Rihanna as a "n---- bitch".

Yesterday Jackie's editor in chief Eva Hoeke responded to criticisms of the article by saying that the slur was "a joke" adding that the fact it was used was "stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned". However, it is now being reported that Hoeke will step down from her job over the matter. According to BBC Newsbeat, she will resign with immediate effect.

Rihanna took to Twitter to address Hoeke, telling her that she found her "disrespectful and rather desperate". The singer wrote:

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!!


She continued: "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!"

She went on to write: "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!!!"

Rihanna is in the middle of a London residency and performs tonight (December 21) and tomorrow (December 22) at London O2 Arena.

She returns to the UK next summer to headline the Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park on July 8 with Jessie J, Calvin Harris and Labrinth.

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