Illustration for article titled Rihanna Does Not Appreciate Being Called A Niggabitch

Rihanna has responded on Twitter to Jackie, the Dutch magazine that called her the "ultimate niggabitch." She writes,

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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!!!

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Despite Rihanna's response, a number of Dutch readers have written in to let us know that Jackie's comment — and the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet — are in fact not racist. In the process, we've learned a new phrase — apparently in the Netherlands, having "too long toes" means that you're too easily offended (because your toes get stepped on too easily). We still think the problem is not Rihanna's toes, but Jackie's excessive stepping.

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ONTD posted that the editor has left her job because of the "social media pressure"

"Because of the enormous pressure from social media, I can promise improvement in terms of language used in future issues of Jackie. Previously, I offered rectification. As I now come to the conclusion that rectification is not the right solution, I am departing.

"The term 'nigga bitch" has come over from America and we have only this to describe this particular style of clothes that we can try to interpret.

"After eight years, with my heart and soul, I have worked for Jackie. I realize that these errors - although no malicious intent - is a reason to leave."

My response is another American term, "Bitch please!"