JET Magazine’s Editor in Chief Calls Fantasia Illiterate
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Just days after Fantasia Barrino ranted about JET Magazine on her Instagram account after the publication decided to use a ten-year old photo for the cover versus the new photos she submitted, it appears that the magazine may have just made matters worse after issuing a public statement confirming that they were standing by their choice of which photo was used. The magazine claimed that they felt like the photos Fantasia submitted weren’t necessarily cover material, but the statement didn’t include an apology to the R&B singer. Fantasia told her fans on her Instagram account that she was upset that the magazine used the older photo because the interview she had with the publication was about how she’s moving forward as a person and as an artist.
In the rant, Fantasia wrote:
“This saddens Me!!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! And I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION..SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now I’m not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING.”
Despite the professional public statement released that calmly explained why Fanatsia’s new photos were not used, the Editor in Chief of the magazine took to her own Facebook account to launch a rant of her own. In the rant, she called the R&B singer illiterate.
Editor in Chief, Mitzi Miller, writes to friends:
“The fact that I wasted an hour of my workday writing a press release to address an issue created by a person who cannot even read it is just…”
Ouch. Eventually Miller had to put her foot in her mouth since one of her friends decided to put her blast and sent the message out. Of course Miller had to write an apology to Fantasia for the insult.
“I apologize for the lack of sensitivity shown in my FaceBook post. It was a thoughtless comment made during a moment of frustration. It was unprofessional and not representative of the JET mission, which is to uplift. I regret letting my emotions get the best of me. I am truly apologetic.”
Mitzi Miller, Editor in Chief, JET