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Parlour: Jackie Mag Editor Eva Hoeke Quits Following Rihanna ‘Niggabitch’ Debacle


Sometimes a joke … is not a joke. Sadly, Eva Hoeke (at left), Editor-In-Chief of Dutch magazine Jackie learned this the hard way in the past 36 hours when she issued the most non-apology-apology for her publication’s decision to refer to Rihanna as a “niggabitch” in their latest issue. After we reported the rundown, Rihanna issued her own response directly to Eva via Twitter that ended with “Fuck You.” Well, it seems that Eva has had it up to here with the mess that her own niggabitchness has created, so she’s decided to quit her job as editor. We got our hands on the press release, here is a translation: Read the rest

Eva Hoeke Quits as Editor-in-Chief of Jackie

Following a recent publication in Jackie magazine, issue 49, a worldwide outcry arose over an article on page 45 entitled “De Niggabitch”, which refers to Rihanna and her style of dress. This word is used in America as slang.

Throughout the various social media there has been an emotional response to this choice of words, as published in Jackie. As a first reaction to this editor-in-chief Eva Hoeke said via Twitter that the choice of words was meant as a joke and offered an apology to anyone who felt offended. This reaction cause further consternation, as Hoeke herself also referred to the term elsewhere in the magazine. In a second reaction through Twitter, Hoeke came to the following conclusion: ‘1. Don’t publish bad jokes in the magazine 2. Don’t pretend as if a bad joke is good. Sorry guys. My bad.’ The response on social media now took on an international character. In a third reaction Hoeke even offered to rectify in the next issue of Jackie. This morning Rihanna response on the article through Twitter. She was furious over the use of the word ‘niggabitch’ and ended her message with ‘Fuck you Eva’. Through social media Hoeke was taunted and threatened in various ways.

Following these events she consulted with publisher Yves Gijrath of GMG. Together they came to the following joint conclusion:  In the interest of Jackie Magazine and all involved she will leave her function as editor-in-chief effective immediately. Hoeke gives the following comment:

“I realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. The term ‘niggabitch’ came from America and we solely used it to describe a style of dress. Because of the enormous pressure through social media I was tempted to promise amendment regarding the language in future issues of Jackie. Apart from that I also offered an rectification. I have now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution. I regret that I have taken a stand too quickly regarding an article in Jackie — which moreover had no racial motive at its basis. 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 function as editor-in-chief effective immediately. After putting my heart and soul into for Jackie for eight years, I realize that these errors  although not intented maliciously  are enough reason for leaving.”

Publisher Yves Gijrath regrets the state of affairs and praises Hoeke’s attitude, who primarily chooses for the credibility of the title, which – as she realizes herself – would have been damaged had she stayed. According to Gijrath there’s no doubt about the intentions and qualities of Eva Hoeke, however he does think this joint decision is the correct one. Hoeke concludes:

“I should have counted to ten before taking unnuanced stands through social media channels. Through this my credibility has been hurt and that neither fits the role of an editor-in-chief, nor Jackie Magazine. Jackie Magazine will invite Rihanna to share her feelings and thoughts on the article in the next issue.”

 

Well there it is folks. Offensive article runs. Editor in Chief offers a half-apology. Artist responds. Editor in Chief quits. I wonder if the response that this ignited globally will make a difference in how issues like this are handled in the future or if Hoeke’s resignation is simply a temporary solution to a deep-rooted problem.

Source: ParlourMagazine.com

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Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search Continues Tonight | JamaicaObserver.com


Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search continues tonight at Studio 38 with over 100 of the event’s latest new faces appearing in a bikini parade, starting at 10:00pm. Already, over 500 contestants have been selected for the event and, as the summer comes to an end, several more new faces are expected to converge at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston for entry.

Last Friday and Saturday saw the first ever CMS Weekend being staged, with command performances from Melba Moore on Friday and Tifa on Saturday. Prior to Melba’s performance, Studio 38 presented the Pulse Fashion Fix, featuring sizzling collections from Arlene Martin, Minka and Julan. These collections were shown by some of the agency’s top new stars, including some of last year’s successes Nastassia Mitchell, Vogue star and Pulse’s latest international model Alexia Palmer, as well as Luire covergirl Latoya Samuels.

Saturday saw this year’s CMS finalists appearing along with Tifa in all the event’s categories: Petite, Fashion, Full Figure and Male Face. Close to 150 contestants took to the runway in dramatic style, earning the rapturous applause from their friends and family, as well as members of the general public.

No doubt, winners will emerge to continue the tradition of excellence and success that Pulse models have celebrated internationally over the years.

Caribbean Model Search alumini include Lois Samuels, Angela Neil, Althea Laing, Juline Samuels, Lincoln Wynter, Kimberley Mais, Trudy Gray, Nikki Morris, Michelle Moodie, Nikki Vassell, Charmaine Clarke, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Romae Gordon, Justine Willoughby, Carla Campbell, Melissa Hillary, Alex King, Jheanell Azan, Nadine Willis, Jaunel McKenzie, Kimanee Wilson, Sanya Hughes, Orinthia Russell, Sunna Gottshalk, Rochelle Watson, Tessa Henry, Reshima Hemmings, Nicole Gray, Oraine Barrett, Gaye McDonald, Khalil Marks, Nell Robinson, Jheanell Williams, Sedene Blake and Alexia Palmer.

Dubbed the next generation, this year’s event features a cadre of new faces at the finals scheduled for the National Indoor Sports Centre. All the main CMS events will see appearances by local and international superstars. Pulse will be pulling all the stops this year to ensure that the event reaches a whole new level.

Thirty-two years ago, when Kingsley Cooper launched the Caribbean’s first international Model Agency (Pulse), the region’s first Model Search (Caribbean Model Search), the modern Caribbean modelling industry was born. Since then, through Pulse, Cooper discovered and developed an amazing group of global supermodels from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

Source: JamaicaObserver.com

Summer Sizzle VI: This Weekend in St. Thomas!


Sunset White Fashion Fete-Friday, July 22, 2011

Live Entertainment by famed VI drummer Dion Parson & Friends

VENUE : Oceana Restaurant, French Town, St. Thomas
TIME : 6:00PM – 11:00PM – COST : $60

Oceana’s breathtaking sunset views and island breeze creates a perfect evening for the Sunset White Fashion Fete, an elegant fashion party where guests are required to wear white. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet of global cuisine by world renowned executive chef Patricia LaCorte along with a complimentary signature drink. Join the festive affair as guests revel among a bevy of supermodels, designers and fashionistas as they party into the night.

Fat Turtle Friday Party – Friday, July 22, 2001
VENUE : Yacht Haven Grande

TIME : 11:00PM

If you want to keep the party going, the world famous Fat Turtle in St. Thomas is the place to be on Friday nights with live music, DJ, dancers and more. With mega yachts in the back drop, Fat Turtle rocks until the morning hours.

 

 

Fashion Show-Saturday, July 23, 2011

VENUE : Mark C. Marin Center @ Antilles School
TIME : 8:00PM – COST : $40 for General Admission or $100 for VIP Admission

VIP Admission includes VIP Cocktail Reception from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, VIP Seating, VIP Gift Bag and Admission to VIP After Party

Glamour, glitz, fashion, and fun are the focus of this spectacular gala at the MCM Antilles School. The fashion show will feature collections from some of the world’s most dazzling designers such as Tracy Reese, New York designer Cesar Galindo and Dominique Pearl David from the hit reality show “The Fashion Show”, Andrew Buckler, top British menswear designer, Devon Scott menswear and two of the Virgin Islands top emerging designers Jamal Drummond and Andre Etienne. Bringing the runway to life is a multi-cultural cast of top international and regional models including the Virgin Islands.

VENUE : Mark C. Marin Center @ Antilles School

TIME : 10:30PM – COST : $30

After the spectacular fashion show, celebrities, models, designers and international jet-setters come together for the Official VIP After Party. Over 500 will party the night away while sipping on cocktails and enjoying great music.

 

 

Summer Sizzle Designers:

  • Kevan Hall
  • Korto Momolu
  • Cesar Galindo
  • Laquan Smith
  • Roger Gary
  • Johnny Vincent
  • Mill House
  • Kristin Frazer
  • Robert Young
Visit  www.summersizzlevi.com for more information.

Vogue Italia Votes Rihanna Woman of the Year – RihannaDaily.com


Vogue Italia votes Rihanna Woman of the Year

Rihanna was chosen as “Woman of The Year” by Vogue Italia.

The famous magazine paid a tribute to the singer for her amazing fashion sense, musical success and charity work.

According to the magazine: “It’s her, Rihanna, once a rising star of the R and B scene, she is currently the undisputed best contender to the role of queen of pop. …”

“Independent, energetic, the young Robyn Rihanna Fenty (only 23) is our woman of the year and not just by virtue of numbers and figures but also, and foremost, for her kind and fighting spirit. The same spirit that brought her from Barbados to the top of the music charts achieving a career which she has forged and mastered completely by herself (whose last move was to become the new ambassador for Armani).

“She has managed to cultivate her career despite the many tragedies affecting her private life: from her father’s addiction to crack (her manager until recently when she fired him in relation to the release of some unbecoming statements about her) to the violence caused to her in 2009 by then boyfriend, Chris Brown. Her career has always been based on the cunning use of sexiness and provocation: from the silver-nude number sported on the video of the hit single Umbrella to the “scandalous” video for S&M” added the magazine.

Rihanna’s charitable work was also recognized. “She has joined and supported campaigns for the fight against breast cancer as well as the fight against world famine but also offered her help to ill or less fortunate people such as the very young Jasmina Anema who saw the pop star on the frontline in the search for a bone marrow donor to save her from leukemia”.

Source: RihannaDaily.com