Fantasia Barrino Gets Apology From Jet Magazine Editor Over 10-Year-Old Cover Photo, Personal Facebook Post

American Idol winner was bashed on Mitzi Miller's private account, editor apologizes for "unprofessional" moment

By Rebecca Macatee Feb 28, 2013 6:53 PMTags
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Fantasia Barrino was not OK when Jet magazine used a vintage shot of her on the cover of their March cover.

The 28-year-old American Idol took to Twitter to slam the publication for using a photo from 10 years ago, and on Thursday, Jet editor Mitzi Miller issued an apology for how she responded to the singer.

On Feb. 20, Fantasia tweeted an Instagram photo of the cover with "FALSE FALSE FALSE" written over it. "This saddens Me!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET magazine Puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION.. SAD!!," she wrote.

"I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET," she added. "Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! American they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING."

Initially, Jet magazine stood by their decision to run the photo although they were disappointed by Fantasia's disapproval. After that, per Madame Noire, Jet editor Mitzi Miller took to her personal Facebook page to vent, writing, "The fact that I wasted an hour of my workday writing a press release to address an issue created by a person who cannot even read it is just… #whyiwannaBahousewife."

Shortly after this post started to circulate, Mitzi issued an apology. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity shown in my Facebook post," she said in a statement to E! News. "It was a thoughtless comment made during a moment of frustration. It was unprofessional and not representative of the JET mission, which is to uplift. I regret letting my emotions get the best of me. I am truly apologetic."

No word yet on whether Fantasia will accept this apology.

—Additional reporting by Alicia Quarles