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Today, MadameNoire writer Charing Ball wrote about the JET Magazine/Fantasia Barrino controversy. If you’re unfamiliar, Fantasia was very upset about the fact that JET used a 10 year old picture of her for their recent cover story. In the piece Charing argued that JET Magazine did indeed owe Fantasia an apology for the cover photo and an additional apology for a comment JET’s Editor and Chief, Mitzi Miller, made about Fantasia’s past struggles with literacy on her personal Facebook page. Read Charing’s original piece to see exactly what Miller said.
After our story was published, JET’s Communications Director reached out the MadameNoire to express that they were taking the matter seriously. And shortly after that, Mitzi Miller, released this statement:
“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
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