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Dutch Magazine Editor Quits Over Rihanna Racial Slurs

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In a move that should not surprise or shock anyone who has been following this editorial scandal, the editor-in-chief of Dutch magazine Jackie has resigned from her post in wake of the controversy generated by an article that referred to Rihanna as a “n—-r b—-.”

Eva Hoeke instantly issued an apology to the ‘We Found Love’ singer, labeling the phrasing a “joke” and taking responsibility for letting such a comment slip through her editorial fingers. A joke? How is that funny? And letting it slip through her fingers? That’s not good enough! In this day and age, when information travels quickly via the web, print publications have to exercise their best judgment, as the medium shrinks.

According to WENN, Hoeke and the magazine’s publisher agreed that it was best for Hoeke to move on, as her credibility is shot due to this incident, which caused RiRi to issue a Twitter tirade about the matter, and rightfully so.

Hoeke revealed her resignation, saying:

We 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 Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors – although not intended maliciously – are enough reason for leaving.”

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