Rihanna is not popular with the Parents Television Council. Riri has come under a lot of pressure for her latest music video, “Man Down” which features the singer murdering a man who sexually assaults her in the video.
The PTC recently took issue with Rihanna and Britney Spear’s sexy performance of “S&M” at the Billboard Music Awards. Okay, the “S&M” performance wasn’t that bad. RiRi and BritBrit lazily shuffled around in leotards and were sort of slutty?? But Rihanna’s new video is pretty shocking.
The council doesn’t think the video sends a positive message for victims of abuse. They are outraged that killing a rapist is Rihanna’s idea of justice. They call it a “cold, calculated execution of murder.”
“If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,” says Industry Ears, another entertainment watchdog group.
Didn’t they hear that part where Rihanna expresses her regret in the song? “I didn’t mean to lay him down. But it’s too late to turn back now, don’t know what I was thinking.” It’s not as “cold” and “calculated” as the PTC is claiming.
Rihanna has been re-tweeting fans responses to her video all day. Throngs of guys and girls have been applauding Rihanna’s actions in the video, so apparently the fans aren’t offended by the video or Rihanna fans are cool with murder?
Rihanna just tweeted (in response to the PTC? Maybe?) “I’m a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!”
I don’t think the Parents Television Council wants you to act like a parent. I think they just want you to not shoot people in your videos. #justsayin