Magazines and their cover subjects often have misunderstandings but it’s rare that such conflicts receive public attention. Fantasia recently aired her grievances regarding her cover of Jet Magazine on Instagram. In her post, she begrudged the magazine for deciding not to use images from her recent photoshoot and even accused them of using her as a “crash dummy.”
Jet responded today by way of Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller, with the following 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.
JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.”
Kudos to Jet for their professional, diplomatic yet firm response. Their tone makes us feel that this exchange could have been ironed out over a conference call or even face-to-face meeting, rather than on social media and the blogosphere.
In the wake of Fantasia’s public criticism of Jet, pictures from her recent photoshoot have been released. See them for yourself below: