Posted on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:50 AM PDT
Eva Hoeke, editor-in-chief of Jackie magazine, has stepped down from her position after the phrase "ultimate n***ab**ch" was printed in an article to describe Rihanna.
Following the magazine's release, Rihanna lashed out against Hoeke by Tweeting, "I hope u can read english, because your magazine is apoor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!!"
Hoeke had issued an apology ... stating that the reference to Rihanna was meant to be a joke. The use of the word "joke" didn't go over well.
Upon her resignation, Hoeke released the following
- â€œI realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. The term â€˜n***ab**châ€™ came from America, and we solely used it to describe a style of dress. Because of the enormous pressure through social media I was tempted to promise amendment regarding the language in future issues of Jackie. Apart from that I also offered an rectification. I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken a stand too quickly regarding an article in Jackie -- which moreover had no racial motive at its basis.
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. After putting my heart and soul into for Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors -- although not intented maliciously -- are enough reason for leaving.â€
Do you agree with Hoeke's decision to resign?
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