Combining racist and sexist epithets in reference to Rihanna will not endear you to Rihanna

Combining racist and sexist epithets in reference to Rihanna will not endear you to Rihanna

The editor of a Dutch magazine resigned Tuesday after overestimating the comedy potential of combining racist and sexist epithets in reference to Rihanna in a recent issue of Jackie. The article called the pop singer the "ultimate niggabitch," because "she has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat." In spite of that string of honorable compliments, Rihanna reacted strongly to the article on Twitter, accusing editor Eva Hoeke of "disgracing an entire race" in a lengthy rant that culminated with a hearty (though offered "with all due respect") "FUCK YOU!!!" In a statement announcing her resignation, which came after she tried (and failed) to stamp out the controversy by calling the "niggabitch" reference a joke, Hoeke suggested that the flap might be rooted in a cultural misunderstanding. "The term ‘niggabitch’ came from America and all we did was describing a style of dress," Hoeke wrote. Oh, the Dutch. [via Billboard]

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