Just when we thought this thing was over, this guy had to go and run his mouth.
The publisher of Jackie magazine is taking back ousted editor Eva Hoeke's apology (even thought it was a half-assed one at best) for calling Rihanna a n*ggabitch because according to him there was nothing wrong with the article.
In fact, he thinks Hoeke's biggest mistake was not standing by her article and giving in to the harsh criticism.
Yves Gijrath said in a statement:
"[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."
Wow. Is this guy for real?
Lets see if Yves stands by his own comments when the backlash hits.
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