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Rihanna is very, very angry. After the Dutch fashion magazine Jackie published a style article calling her the ultimate "n---a bitch," the singer took to Twitter to give the editor her two cents (and two words!) on the subject.
"Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you..." Rihanna twittered Dec. 19 at the magazine's editor, Eva Hoeke. "F--K YOU!!!"
Before her choice words for Hoeke (who has since resigned due to the negative publicity the scandal has caused the publication), Rihanna, 23, published a thorough response to the article:
"@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!! 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," she wrote.
"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'?!"
For those who don't speak Dutch, Parlour magazine was the first to translate the article, which described the Grammy winners signature style. According to Parlour's translation, this is an excerpt of the story:
"She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n---abitch 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."
After Rihanna's angry response, Hoeke posted her own lengthy apology on the magazine's Facebook page:
"This should have never happened. Period. 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," she said. "The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words."
But it seems the apology was too little too late. Hoeke was widely criticized for what many bloggers called a "non-apology apology" and for referring to the offensive term as "a joke." On Tuesday, she issued a press release saying that she had been "taunted and threatened in various ways." She later consulted with the magazine's publisher and announced that they had come to the "joint conclusion" that it was time for her to resign.
"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," Hoeke said. "After putting my heart and soul into for Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors -- although not intended maliciously -- are enough reason for leaving."