The news may not come as a surprise — given how unreceptive Rihanna fans have been to Hoeke’s Facebook apology. Rihanna, of course, couldn’t sit back and watch this unfold without voicing her own opinion. The often outspoken starlet tweeted, “I hope you can read English, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!!”
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that after consulting with the magazine’s publisher, Yves Gijrath, Hoeke elected to resign from her post — effectively immediately. A press release from the editor says, “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.”
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She goes on to mention her decision to leave Jackie, “Through the course of events, me and the publisher have concluded that because my credibility is now affected, it 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 intended maliciously — are enough reason for living.”
Rihanna has yet to respond to the publisher’s invitation.
You be the judge: is Hoeke doing the right thing by resigning?