"Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you..." Rihanna tweeted yesterday at the fashion mag's editor, Eva Hoeke, who, if our Dutch is up to snuff, has resigned in the face of the controversy.
"F--K YOU!!!" the Rated R singer concluded (obviously not bothering with profanity-blocking dashes).
Prior to that concise sentiment, Rihanna had posted this lengthy missive: "@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, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense...'N---A BITCH'?!"
The not-at-all amusing attempt at breezy slang and "hey, girlfriend!" appreciation was first translated by ParlourMagazine.com, which posted an excerpt from Jackie's Rihanna item.
"She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat," read the Jackie story, titled "De N---abitch," per the website. "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."
Hoecke later posted an apology on Facebook, apparently in response to a number of outraged comments.
"We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked," wrote Hoecke, who on Twitter says she's been editor-in-chief of Jackie since 2009. "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. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief's, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. 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. 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."
Today, on a Dutch website, Hoecke announced her resignation, saying her credibility had been damaged by the screwup.
—Additional reporting by Sharareh Drury