Earlier this week, the Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie became embroiled in a major controversy when an article in their latest issue referred to the pop star Rihanna as "the ultimate n***abitch." The magazine's editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke, issued an apology, and later resignation from the publication as a result of the backlash.
Despite Hoeke's apology, Jackie's publisher Yves Gijrath released a statement via the Dutch news site Villamedia saying that his publication has nothing to apologize for, and that the editor-in-chief's credibility was "undermined" by the way she worded her apology.
"[T]here is nothing wrong in the magazine," he said in a statement. "[Hoeke] presented [the offensive article] as a joke, but it most certainly was not a joke. It was an interpretation [of a fashion style] ... 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.'"
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