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Rihanna

SLAMS 'Racist' Dutch Magazine

for 'Degrading' Article

12/21/2011 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rihanna
unloaded on the editor of a popular Dutch magazine this week -- furious over an article that referred to her as a "N**gaB*tch."

In the original article that ran in "Jackie" magazine -- editor Eva Hoeke approved copy that read, "Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n**gab*tch and displays that gladly."

Rihanna was PISSED -- and responded with a Twitter message to Hoeke which read, "I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights!"

She added, "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!"

Hoeke has since resigned from her position -- and the magazine says she has been "taunted and threatened" after referring to the slur as a "joke" in what's being considered a half-assed apology.

The magazine has invited Rihanna to talk things out with them for an article in the next issue. Don't hold your breath, Jackie.

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91.

sgm    

This is coming from someone who proudly wears a necklace with the work c**t on it and even in a church! I am not condoning what Chris Brown did to her at all but in some respects I am wondering if she may have been an instigator in this matter. If you want to be treated with respect you have to respect yourself and she has clearly shown she does not!

987 days ago
92.

JustSaying    

why is this a debate on who can use the word where and when? This is no different that any other profane name we may call out friends. I may joking call my friend stupid and I may refer to her as a b*tch in jest. But let a stranger call her a stupid b*tch (or better yet let a magazine publi***** for the world to see) and see if she takes it kindly. I don't believe anyone would. I have never heard those two terms put together and I would take offense if a stranger called me either. If you don't know when it's appropriate to say it, it means you never have cause to do so and shouldn't say it at all. It may be unfair for one set of ppl to be able to say it and others can't, but for all the unfairness and injustice in the world this is what you're complaining about? This word, no matter the race of the person using it, can cause a problem. If you don't have a problem defending your right to use it wherever, whenever, no matter the cost, then go ahead; otherwise, agree that it's not worth the trouble.

What Rihanna chooses to call herself or wear is her own right. It does not justifying anyone calling her anything. Think what you want, say what you want, but understand that words like actions have unforeseen consequences.

987 days ago
93.

urbusted    

Rihanna is offended? This is the woman who walks around wearing a necklace that reads "c*nt". She is a lowlife, undeserving, and absolutely useless.

987 days ago
94.

LaLaLand    

Can you see them calling Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, or Janet Jackson a N****B****? No. But Rihanna, christina aguilera, Lil Kim, Ke$ha, Tila Tequila, and the entire franchise of the Real house wives are all eligible for the title of N****B****es. You see it has little to do with the color of your skin, and more to do with how you behave and carry yourself.

987 days ago
95.

Melvin Toast    

Please. If a black "rapper" had said this and it would be no big deal. But some white gingerbread Dutch woman says it--in jest--and Rihanna goes all "ghetto" on her. Black people and their self-appointed spokesmen like Rihanna need to get a sense of humor, and a life. Bullies like Rihanna are evidence of why too much self-esteem can be a bad thing.

987 days ago
96.

JustSaying    

All these comments about her necklace and ppl saying it's rightly deserved for her to be called this because of it and how she dresses.Geez, in your world, are they still giving out scarlet letters for adulterers too or stoning women for any display of indecency? What about those reading the magazine that are offended by it? Are they n**gab**ches too?

987 days ago
97.

Maria    

I dont think the issue is whether this person is black or white using the N word, its the fact that there is no personal relationship. Its no different from girls calling their friends B****. If you are close with a person and you choose to go around calling each other that, then its ok. However, you wouldnt address someone you didnt know personally like that unless you are intentionally trying to offend them.

987 days ago
98.

Bob    

Her pic makes her look vulgar.

987 days ago
99.

Fitzie    

Rihanna didn't deserve that, regardless of how she presents herself, nobody does. I'm just so appalled by the blatant unprofessionalism displayed by the mag! Like, really? You thought that'd be okay with the world? Nevermind completely alienating Rihanna herself. I will say, however, that Rihanna's tweet about the racist guy she encountered in Portugal was equally tacky & unnecessary. Additionally, I'm amazed at the comments here; many of you are hiding behind your computers, joyfully cosigning the use of "N****a B***H" in a MAGAZINE, but how many would dare say that to someone's face. DIDN'T THINK SO.

987 days ago
100.

Blueone    

Why do people treat the N word like its a friggin' privilege? Those who are mad that X or Y "gets" to say it, needs to ask themselves why they want to say it so bad? Well,it's not that they don't- they just don't say it where they think its unacceptable! So... I guess the real question is, where do we get a big ol' time machine so we can go back and call black people N's to their faces and say what we feel and its still socially acceptable?

Shame on TMZ for putting the words racist and degrading in quotes as if it weren't.

987 days ago
101.

me    

For all the retards on here. Black ppl can say the word *****. Okay? It's our word to say. Stop saying that we can't choose when it's acceptable. Yes we can! We were called it and are still called that for no other reason than for being black. We took it and made it our own as we do EVERYTHING. That is what you ppl hate. That you can't treat us anyway you like. Stop saying we can't say that word. We can and we do and yes we do get offended when you ppl say it. Racist bastards!

987 days ago
102.

n    

well eva has quit the job though... the power of the internet.
greetz from Amsterdam (Netherlands)

987 days ago
103.

cvguy    

How much you wanna bet she has played the Slave/Massa game during sex...oh come on...you know this dirty girl has been called N***er plenty of times in the sack.

987 days ago
104.

Nate The God79    

Sorry, but this double standard is here to stay. I don't care what you hear on the streets. No magazine should say those things. What chain Rihanna chooses to wear isn't anyone's business. She's a celebrity. It's her job to stay relevant. If you can remember the design or her necklace, then she is doing her job well. Now she gets to slam the magazine and get more publicity. Good job Rihana.

987 days ago
105.

Dallasgirl    

This coming from a girl who flaunts a necklace around her neck with the word "C*nt?" That's got to be the most derrogaty word you can call a woman and here she's squawkin' about being called a ***** bitch? Give me a freakin' break!!!!

987 days ago
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