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20 December, 2011

Not for the streets: Dutch Magazine Jackie

Oh sweet sweet Netherlands, the land of the "persvrijheid" meaning....freedom of speech...
Where you can just say or write content which would seem insulting by any other person but still newsworthy enough to publish.
First it was the Dutch politician Wilders, with his theory about burning the Koran and all muslims are pigs..
Now it's Dutch magazine Jackie with an article suggesting the style NiggaBitch .. uhm owk didn't know such style existed let alone call it Niggabitch .. but let's get in to it..
The NiggaBitch  
They have street cred, a ghetto ass and a golden voice. The "good girl gone bad" Rihanna is the ultimate "niggabitch" and loves to show it off. And that means what goes on can come off. If this means being half naked on a podium then so be it.  But the Dutch winters are not the Jamaican, so choose a dress in which  your daughter can withstand minus 10. Not the big sunglasses and porno heels, but tiger print, pink shizzle and all things shiny. Now let's hope she won't beat anyone up in daycare.





Wow... I'm just speachless.. I have never seen so many prejudices  in one tiny piece. In a country that has many cultures, as an editor of a Fashion magazine you have the responsibility to publish respectful content to alllll readers. In the Netherlands you have girls from around the world like Suriname, Curaçao, Africa and more who also would like to have empowerment. But Nope... and to make matters worse when the first reactions were placed on Facebook, editor Eva Hoek reacted with: "Don't take it so seriuosly it's just a joke, Girlfriend!"

uuuh yeah she did...

So the news also reached Rihanna and Eva got a personal tweet of RiRi..

 I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! 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! That's your contribution to this world!

To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense..."NIGGA BITCH"?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you...FUCK YOU!!!



 and of course after this tweet editor  Eva Hoek of Jackie magazine was forced to give an official apology...




4 comments

  1. Ik ben ook erg van de vrijheid van meningsuiting, maar inderdaad... We moeten een beetje respect voor elkaar bewaren. Ook dit gaat mij toch wat te ver. Of eigelijk veel te ver.

    Liefs,

    Maria
    www.divinity-divinity.blogspot.com

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  2. It's quite scary that Jackie thought that calling someone a...you know is a joke. And all the descriptions of women of colour in that article sicken me. YOu think some people know better... :(

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  3. Ik heb ontzettend de drang om Rihanna nu een high five te geven

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  4. oh my days! My mouth would drop open even more throughout the entire article! I can't do anything but laugh right now, actually speechless. I'm kinda lost at the fact that she actually took the article as a "joke, Girlfriend!", umm... how about NO!
    Rihana your words are words of wisdom. Could not agree more on your response to the article. unbelievable how this still happens in the world. This is the 21st century

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