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Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Calling Her the N Word

Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Calling Her the N Word

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The 23-year-old pop star recently blasted Dutch fashion magazine Jackie for referring to her as the ultimate “n—- b—-.”

Editor Eva Hoeke issued an apology saying “the author meant no harm” and that the article wasn’t racist but Rihanna still spoke out against the mag’s poor choice of words.

“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!” she tweeted.

“You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N—-B—-”?!,” she added. “Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F— Y–!!!”


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# 1

Agree with her first paragraph, well said.

I was surprised the magazine allowed their staff to print that in the first place.

# 2

if using the n-word makes you a racist, then rihanna is a racist too. racism within a race shouldn’t be ignored…

# 3

I applaud her for speaking out against it and standing up for herself.

That being said, black artists should stop using the word in their songs. They don’t realize how ignorant they sound or how much of an impact it has on the youth.

# 4

Blacks can’t have it both ways. If the “n” word is so evil and shouldn’t be used, then blacks need to stop using it, too. I’m not being racist, I’m black. But, I’m just tired of all this stuff about how blacks can say the word but whites can’t.

# 5

R—- b—-.!! Rihanna = *****!

# 6

she’s getting fat or what? ugly tranny

# 7

So much ignorance and stupidity in the comments I can’t…

# 8

@SnOOKIE:

Are you being serious? The article was calling rihanna a n****b****. Therefore, using the n word and the b word negatively. The way the n word was used in the article was with the intention to harm.

# 9

“Dutch Magazine Editor RESIGNS After Global Backlash”

good riddance.

Rihanna is a fiesty girl. I wish I had her balls.

I don’t think mag meant harm. To me they sounded like they wanted to be cool.
clumsy choice of words?

Respect starts with yourself, at home, and your community and the rest should follow.

No. They were not trying to be “cool” in any way, shape, or form. When is using the n word ever “cool”? And don’t give me that crap in rap/hip hop songs. I don’t like the word and I don’t think anyone should use it? Just for clarification, I am NOT a fan of Rihanna, but I’m tired of white/black/Asian/blue whatever people thinking they can use the n-word in a negative way and get away with it. No excuse for their blantant racism. Even though we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the Dutch.

Team Riri @ 12/20/2011 at 8:46 pm

@sillyme:

Ok cool, don’t use it. Using the word is nothing to be proud of. I agree NO ONE should use the word, regardless of race. But its worth knowing that how a word is said and the intention behind it is highly important.

that magazine sounds dumb if they thought they were being cool by using a racial slur. the only people that can use racial terms are the people of that race.

And btw, that grill and wig look nasty.

Justsayin @ 12/20/2011 at 8:48 pm

I agree it was WRONG but Rihanna going on a hateful rant through twitter is not teaching her young followers any better. Im sorry she could have done it in a much classier way. (more behind the scenes). Instead she tweeted and that lady is probably gonna have to shut her twitter down due to death threats (you know crazy stans). Just saying, quite counter productive in the whole celebrity anti bullying/hate movement.

I cannot relate to Rihanna’s comments at all. She has used both words in her songs in reference to others, and now she wants to call a publication out on it? That’s quite a double-standard, even if I do feel “Jackie” had poor word choice.

Rihanna Navy @ 12/20/2011 at 8:51 pm

@Marsha:

Girl stop. You know their intentions as well as the mag did. Since when does calling someone a n****b**** seem cool? Everyone knows its not. There are NO excuses. They just shouldn’t have posted it. Period.

@sillyme: I completely agree, I am African American as well and I think that it is a shame that we glamorize the use of the “N” word when someone says “You my N word” or what ever, it is sending the message that we think it is okay for people to refer to us in this manner. I was sitting in class with my friend when a Filipino student started yelling the N word because he thought that since black students were saying it that he could as well. Typically I don’t really think that much of urban slang, but I seriously think people need to reconsider the use of the “N” word because it is NOT and I repeat NOT a term of endearment. It is an insult fueled by hate and discontent for the African people and I think that the fact that African Americans use that word is disgraceful and disrespectful to their ancestors who faced the racial injustices of the world and who didn’t have the legal protection that we have today. I think that Rihanna is a little at fault here (not saying the magazine had ANY right saying what they said and that author needs to give a better apology!). However Rihanna has used the N word in her songs before and in turn, its sending a message saying that it’s okay to say that, it’s okay to used a word filled with such hate and malice and treat it like its some kind of compliment. Lets just agree NO MORE “N” WORD!!!!

@sillyme:

Yeah right your black. You come out with some of the most racist b.s. I have seen on this site and you go out of your way to trash the Obama’s whenever they are represented on this site. But this is not about YOU.
Rihanna and anyone who is black has the RIGHT to be offended by offensive language. Just because some black people use the N-word as a term of endearment for each other, doesn’t give you or anyone else the right to use that term as a put-down without being called out on it for what it is. Straight up racist.

Also, the Dutch (and a lot of Europeans nations) have tin-ears when it comes to race relations. Its just old-fashioned ignorance. One of the enduring Dutch folk tales is how Santa Clause has six black slave men to help him instead of elves and they re-create this tale every year by having white people act out in black face. Look it up.

Rihanna needs to get real.. Now!!

Rihanna has an image of a *****, an image that she created.

+ I don`t get why black people can call a white people “white trash” all the time, but when white person uses the word “nigga” he is a racist.

high road @ 12/20/2011 at 9:19 pm

@Bob:
wow really “the Dutch” so is it OK if I say oh Chris Brown hit Rihanna /quote “Even though we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the American, the Black” or whatever ???
Every country has its dark past but last time I checked it’s not the Dutch who owned slaves up to the end of the 19th century, mandated racial segregation up to the mid 1960s, created the KKK, assassinated Martin Luther King…

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