A day later, the Editor-in Chief Mitzi Miller released a nice little statement addressing why they chose that particular photo for the cover:
“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.”
Meanwhile, on the down low Mitzi took to her personal Facebook to express her disgust in having to take time out of her day to draft up a press release in response to someone who can’t read:
“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.”
Of course, her facebook friends quickly picked up on the post and circulated it, and now Mitzi is back to writing more apologies, telling Madame Noire:
“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. “
Reprinted from NecoleBitchie