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''It Most Certainly Was Not A Joke''
4:30PM ET December 23rd, 2011
Contributor : Martin James
A Rocky Williform Company

Rihanna Slur Defended By Magazine

Dutch magazine JACKIE has been at the center of an international backlash ever since it published an article that referred to pop star Rihanna's unique style as 'n*ggerb*tch.' Eva Hoeke, the former editor of JACKIE Magazine, resigned in the wake of the controversy; but JACKIE's publisher is now saying that the magazine has nothing to apologize for and that Hoeke was actually fired because she 'wiggled' in her defense of the controversy.

"[T]here is nothing wrong in the magazine. [Hoeke] presented it as a joke, but it most certainly was not a joke. It was an interpretation [of a fashion style]," said publisher Yves Gijrath. "She should have said: "we did not realize this interpretation is such a touchy subject. We never meant any harm and offer our sincere and upright apologies." But because of all the fuss, Eva started to wiggle in all directions, and therefore we have come to the conclusion her credibility has been undermined."

"(W)e will not be silenced," he added. "People are totally off limits when calling both the magazine JACKIE and Eva Hoeke racist. JACKIE is even produced by an editorial staff that is of mixed origins."

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