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