The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine resigned Tuesday after a public shaming from Rihanna over an article that referred to the singer as the "ultimate n---abitch."
"She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat," the piece read in Jackie, as translated by Parlour magazine. "Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n---abitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what's on can come off. If that means she'll be on stage half naked, then so be it."
Rihanna soon caught wind of the piece and personally targeted Eva Hoeke, editor-in-chief at Jackie, calling her "disrespectful" and uncivilized for running an article "degrading an entire race."
"I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights!" she wrote in a message sent on Twitter. "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...'N---A BITCH'?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you...F--- YOU!!!"
On Facebook, Hoeke admitted the article was a "bad joke" but that its "author meant no harm" and was not racist. She said the writer had been reprimanded and promised to never allow a similar situation to occur.
But by the end of the day Tuesday, the controversy had intensified and Hoeke released a statement announcing her resignation after eight years at the magazine. In her defense, Hoeke claimed the offending slur "came from America and all we did was describing a style of dress."
"Through the course of events, me and the publisher have concluded that because my credibility is now affected, it is better for all parties if I quit my job as editor-in-chief immediately."
Rihanna has not responded to news of the resignation.