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Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine Editor For Racist Slur

Posted on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:15 AM PDT

rihanna111611_01_X17230flipWM.jpgRihanna will not tolerate disrespect, and the 23-year-old songstress made that clear after lashing out at the editor of Dutch magazine Jackie. In an article, the fashion magazine referred to Riri as "the ultimate n***ab**ch."

The "What's My Name" singer Tweeted the following to the magazine's editor in chief, Eva Hoeke:

    "I hope you 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!"

The article also identified Rihanna as Jamaican, but she's from Barbados. Riri went on to say, "On behalf of my race. Here are my two words for you: F**K YOU!"

In response, Hoeke, who claimed the article's title was meant as a "joke," issued the following statement:

    "I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it. From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that."

Click thru to read more of what Rihanna had to say about the article.

Rihanna went on to say:

    "There are [thousands] of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country. You could have given them an article. Instead, you paid to print one degrading an entire race. That's your contribution to this world: to encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders and to act in the past."



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