A History of Racism in Fashion

Rihanna VS Jackie Magazine

Year: 2011

When the Dutch fashion magazine Jackie ran a feature on how to emulate Rihanna, it went as many kinds of types of wrong as you can possibly imagine—only worse. The accompanying text claimed that RiRi had a "ghetto ass and a golden throat," called her the "ultimate niggabitch," and even threw in a weird comment about her being Jamaican when she's actually from Barbados. The magazine's editor tried to play it off as a joke, but Rihanna wasn't having it. The editor resigned soon after.

Tags: fashion, racism
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