*Ebony/Jet has been on a marathon of apologies lately after first reporting some scathing false news about Rev. Jamal Bryant and now, singer Fantasia.
The pamphlet-sized publication used a 10-year-old photo of the singer for their latest cover issue (possibly to save on photography costs).
Jet’s editor in chief, Mitzi Miller (pictured below), issued an apology earlier this week, however did not apologize for the photo.
“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. …”
Miller later followed up with an expression of frustration on her personal Facebook page:
“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… #whyiwannabahousewife.”
But again had to come back with another apology for that post.
“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,” Miller said.
It’s a never-ending apology merry-go-round.
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