02 Jun New Rihanna Video “Man Down” Causes Controversy
The new Rihanna video, which world premiered on BET, shows Rihanna shooting and killing someone within the first 30 seconds. Why? Rihanna was raped.
Her comments on Twitter saying ” This song has a very strong underlying 4 girls like me” is not helping the matter as Rihanna and BET are taking a hit over the video.
The PTC (Parents Television Council), Industry Ears, and Enough Is Enough are condeming the video and are demanding Viacom (BET’s parent company) and BET to pull it off the air.
Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears and a former music programmer for BET, described “Man Down” as “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.” The statement continued: “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.”
What do you think? Should the video be pulled?-Dr.FB
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