Yesterday we told you about the intense tongue-lashing that singer Fantasia Barrino offered to JET magazine via her Instagram page. Fantasia, clearly upset by the dated photograph that the publication used of her for the cover of its March 18th issue, demanded a public apology.
“This saddens Me!!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION. . SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING,” she wrote.
Her public chastisement of the publication sparked a heated debate, as some felt that the singer was justified in publicly voicing her concerns about JET, while others felt her decision to blast the magazine was unwise and unprofessional. JET‘s Editor in Chief, Mitzi Miller has just released a statement regarding the matter, but it isn’t exactly the public apology that Tasia may have been hoping for.
“JET magazine is honored to have Fantasia grace the cover of its March issue.
It is unfortunate that Fantasia is displeased with the cover selection, however JET stands by its decision. As standard editorial practice, JET consulted with Fantasia’s team, but reserves the right to select the image we deem as most appropriate for JET‘s brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment.
JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.”
Click to the next page if you want to see the photos that Fanny sent to JET. Did the magazine’s issued statement alter your opinion at all?