Jet's Editor-In-Chief Mitzi Miller Vents About Fantasia Via Her Facebook Page- Clutch MagazineLast month, Jet Magazine released a well crafted apology to Fantasia’s complaint regarding the old photos used on the cover. The apology was supposedly written by Editor-In-Chief, Mitzi  Miller. It was sincere and democratic at best.

Well, Miller couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to do some venting via her personal “fan” page on Facebook. 

“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.”

Oh, Mitzi. Don’t you know no good? That was a low blow.  To make fun of someone’s learning disability isn’t cute at all. It looks like someone needs a little sensitivity training.

The angry reactions to her Facebook post are not shocking:

“You’re an insensitive clown and JET should be banned from stores all across the map for you your ignorance, and their stupidity for upholding you! Fanny should sue you and JET!”

“I dont like your page first and foremost and I also couldnt tell you the last time I read a Jet magazine but well lets just be honest… its kind of lame.. But anywho I was on another website and couldnt believe what I read that another person of color let alone someone who is affilated with Jet who is suppose to be a magazine for people of color in a positive light would steep so low and hit Fantasia below the belt… Fantasia has made mistakes hell she’s human we all have… But if I was Fantasia I wouldnt accept your apology.. 1 being you knew exactly what you were doing before you hit the enter button to submit the comment to your page…You are disgusting and Jet should be shut down after this.. How is it that we stand as people today with equal rights we have a black president we are making history and still yet ignorant black people are still tearing each other down.. I thought Jet was made to uplift each other but I guess I was wrong.. Shame on you!!!!!”

 “Mitzi an apology is nothing more than one word against a thousand actions. I am so disappointed in your lack of sisterhood, leadership and proper representation of a magazine that means so much to our community. Why even apologize if that’s how you truly feel? Even if it was said in anger, the truth was brought to the forefront. I hope you take the necessary steps to realize the impact of your words and actions. Your comments were such a disgrace and a huge disappointment to not only Fantasia’s growth and progress as a woman but many more of our sisters. I will not be supporting another Jet magazine.”

After Jet was made aware of Miller’s statement, she issued yet another apology:

“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.”

Many people on Miller’s Facebook page have called for her firing. Do you think the apology was good enough?

 
  • Elevate

    Fantasia, Mitzi, Jet… Really? Who cares?

  • Tami B.

    My child has a reading disability. In our case it is hereditary. Many of us take reading for granted but the ability to connect sounds (phonemes) to symbols (letters) does not come naturally to everyone. Many times children, without a knowledgeable advocate, feel dumb because they can’t pick up reading the way it is taught in the classroom and get discouraged and stop trying. This could have been a part of Fantasia’s story – we don’t know.

    We all have purpose and meaning – Fantasia’s purpose is to sing the HELL out of anything you give her to sing and through that form of communication, encourage and comfort us. Okay so she may not be the best reader/speller – but whatever some people are not good with math or budgets (cough **debt crisis** cough).

    This is my way of saying that Mitzi behaved like a grown-up bully and I feel this lack of sensitivity should cost Mitzi her job. I am canceling my Jet Subscription – oh my God what are we going to read in the bathroom from now on???

  • ann brooks

    MITZI SHOULD BE FIRED, THE COMMENT SHE MADE ABOUT FANTASIA WAS
    JUST COLD, AND UN CALLED FOR, WE HAVE ENOUGH RACES TEARING US
    DOWN ALREADY, WHY DO WE HAVE TO TEAR EACH OTHER DOWN. FANTASIA
    HAS MORE CHRIST IN HER THAN YOU WILL EVER HAVE MITZI. THE NEXT TIME
    YOU MAKE A COMMENT LIKE THIS, ASK YOURSELF WWJD

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