Everyone has been talking about the New video to the Rihanna song “Man Down” This song is of course about a woman who is getting abused by her boyfriend and she just can’t take it anymore. So she follows him to a public place and murders him. Well of course every single support group under the sun is now after Rhi Rhi.. With all the news of Rihanna and Chris Brown possible getting back together a source very close to Rihanna said that”this is to let anybody know who beats on women that we are not here to be your punching bags”
Check out all of the backlash Rihanna has received
And you thought Rihanna was mad in that music video.
The Barbadian popstar’s new video for the single, “Man Down,” drew calls of outrage and protest on Wednesday, as the Parents’ Television Council and a former BET star released a statement criticizing its depiction of Rihanna, as a victim of domestic violence, shooting down her assailant.
Late Wednesday and into Thursday, Rihanna shot back, going on a Twitter spree that defended her video and thanked her supporters. Her defense was a mixture of claiming artistic freedom, youth and desire to inspire.
“I’m a 23-year-old rockstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wanting me to be a parent? I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice!” she wrote early Thursday afternoon. “Cuz we all know how difficult/embarrassing it is to communicate touchy subject matters to anyone especially our parents!… And this is why!Cuz we turn the other cheek! U can’t hide your kids from society,or they’ll never learn how to adapt!This is the REAL WORLD!… The music industry isn’t exactly Parents R Us! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! It’s your job to make sure they don’t turn out like US”
As for the criticism, the PTC used Paul Porter, the former BET voice and founder of think tank Industry Ears, to voice its complaints.
“‘Man Down’ is an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song. In my 30 years of viewing BET, I have never witnessed such a cold, calculated execution of murder in primetime. Viacom’s standards and practices department has reached another new low,” Porter said in the statement. “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass and BET should know better. The video is far from broadcast worthy.”
Brown, of course, beat Rihanna, not the other way around.