JET magazine Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller issued an apology earlier this week after landing in hot water with the R&B singer. Last week, Fantasia expressed her frustrations with JET’s decision to publish a 10-year-old photo of her on its recent cover. The magazine did not apologize for using the photo, but did release a statement:
“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. …”
After releasing a formal statement Mitzi took to her personal Facebook page to express her own frustrations about the situation. It was slightly less gracious than the press release. The post 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.”
Once the Facebook post began to circulate, Mitzi gave an apology via MadameNoire.com:
“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 said.
There have been no reports of disciplinary action to be taken against Mitzi.