Yesterday, Rihanna received a bit of back lash from Parent Television Council over the video Man Down. (The first video and song of Rihanna that I actually liked through and through would be the one under attack.) Anyway, the PTC felt the video promoted violence, and suggested that if Chris Brown had done the same thing, there would have been lots of outrage.
If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass …”
Well of course Rihanna has a response; a response via twitter. At first she claims she’s a “rock star” and don’t have any kids, then she proceeds to tell parents how to raise their own kids. Just when I was ready to defend Rihanna against the PTC attack, she made a few tweets and I had to pump the breaks.
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.
Let me get this straight Rihanna doesn’t want anyone to tell her how to do her job but proceeds to tell parents how to do their jobs. If a parent feels Rihanna’s art is too raunchy for the cable bill they pay for, they have a right to protest and take a stand against BET. That’s life!!! If you want the freedom to make your art, please know that the same freedom of expression allows parents and other people to speak their minds as well. Anyway, here’s the rest of Rihanna’s tweets.
LOL at I’m just girl! Now she’s just a girl…Anyway, I liked the video!
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