Dutch magazine Jackie may want to brush up on appropriate terms of endearment for people of African descent. Yesterday, Parlour Magazine reported on an article that was meant to be a joke. However, RiRi is not laughing and neither are many of her fans in the United States, Barbados and abroad.
The article which illustrates how to dress like Rihanna without freezing to death in the Dutch winter is drawing outrage across the Internet. A writer thought it was acceptable to call R&B songstress Rihanna “the ultimate n**gabitch.”
See the English translation of the article featured in the photograph, below.
She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch 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. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.
Readers took action by calling out the magazine for blatant racism. Jackie editor Eva Hoeke issued what seemed to be a half-hearted apology on the magazine’s Facebook page but that wasn’t enough to soothe Rihanna.
Us Weekly followed Rihanna’s responses via Twitter:
@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. 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,
“@evajackie with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”NIGGA BITCH”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…FUCK YOU!!!
While Hoeke seems to believe “n**gabitch” originated in the United States, it’s actually a slang term used in reference to White girls or women who prefer thuggish Black men or boys — in The Netherlands.
Today, Hoeke and Jackie‘s publisher, Yves Gijrath decided it was best for the editor to step down in an effort not to further ruin the reputation of the glossy. Rihanna has been invited to “share her feelings and thoughts in the next issue.” Perhaps the team at Jackie should refer to Rihanna’s tweets.
What you think about Jackie’s faux paux? A joke gone bad?