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OH NO YOU DIDN’T Mag Editor Out After Rihanna Slur Jason Gardner / Retna Ltd.

Mag Editor Out After Rihanna Slur

Note to magazine editors: do not print racial slurs, even if it’s just a “joke.” The editor-in-chief of Dutch magazine Jackie stepped down Tuesday after referring to Rihanna as “niggabitch” in the current issue.  The editor, Eva Hoeke, initially said on Twitter that it was only a joke, and apologized to anyone who was offended. As the backlash spread on Twitter, Rihanna then weighed in herself, tweeting “F—k You.” After Hoeke stepped down, the magazine issued a statement saying, “In the interest of Jackie Magazine and all involved she will leave her function as editor-in-chief effective immediately.”

December 20, 2011 6:19 PM