Rihanna hit a new low this week when she accompanied Chris Brown to court, where he had a hearing regarding his 2009 assault on her. Rih not only showed how poor her taste in guys are, but she also proved that by throwing support her abuser’s way, she doesn’t give a crap what anyone thinks.
And that’s why Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast who is not at all related to Chris, has slammed Rihanna, tweeting that she’s a “big fat zero as a role model for girls.”
Rihanna has stood by her
assailant (well, actually sat in the front row of the courtroom), and it’s created outrage for those who believe RiRi is setting a horrible example to those, particularly young girls, who look up to the singer. I agree that she sucks as a role model, but I also don’t think being a decent role model is high on her list of priorities. Rather, she’s more of a “here’s what not to do” kind of gal.
Rihanna has yet to reply to The Daily Beast editor’s tweet, and I wonder if she will. Should Rih be held accountable for the message she’s sending out? That she’s willing to accept her abusive ex, who has never shown any remorse for his actions? Yes. With fame comes power, responsibility, and the ability to influence, whether she likes it or not. But it’s not helping that people are victim-shaming Rih, either. She might have it in her head that she deserves what she’s getting and she’s not worth more than Breezy. It’s almost cruel to take down the girl who already doesn’t think she’s good enough.