Rihanna and the Dutch magazine Jackie are still at war after the magazine pulled its apology to the singer and said "we will not be silenced." Are they starting an all out war with one of the most popular pop stars in the world?
The magazine made a joke about Rihanna in its latest issue calling her a "n*ggab*tch" with a "ghetto a**" but then retracted the statement after the singer took to Twitter to call out the magazine.
Rihanna slammed the magazine as "racist" and an uprising of anger towards the magazine ensued, ending with the ouster of the editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke.
At that point, it seemed like the feud was over. However, it's not. Now, Jackie magazine has come out and said they "will not be silenced" and feel they did nothing wrong.
"[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]...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," according to a statement from the magazine.
What do you think? Did the magazine do anything wrong or were they just stating what they felt was a good comparison to the piece they wrote?
Whether or not they are wrong, you can be sure of one thing : the fight isn't over! Rihanna and her fans will surely boycott the magazine and make a fuss over the retracted apology.