The Parents Television Council wants RiRi’s video for Man Down pulled off the face of the planet, because it shows her firing a revenge bullet into the head of her rapist and they believe this teaches our children to handle shit with violence. Yes, because when I was a child and watched Madonna’s video for “Burning Up,” I immediately rolled around in the middle of the street like a cat in heat. Okay, that is a terrible example since I actually did that. Moving on…
The PTC says that as a victim of assault RiRi skipped the opportunity to tell rape victims to seek help from the police instead of taking matters into their own hands. The founder of an anti-violence organization called “Enough is Enough” (which sort of sounds like the name of a Donna Summer fan club) is backing up the PTC and issued this statement of words to CNN about the video:
“I join with the Parents Television Council and Industry Ears in calling on Viacom executives to immediately pull the video from programs that are targeted to youth and teenagers.”
RiRi defended herself on Twitter, and while I am on her side, bitch should’ve brought it down a few and left out a dozen characters or 200. I’ve bolded the words that should’ve probably ended up on the cutting room Twitter floor.
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!
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! Its your job to make sure they dont turn out like US
I bolded “REAL WORLD,” because RiRi is the only one who will shoot up somebody while wearing a busted Little Mermaid weave. If you’re going to commit a crime, at least make sure that you’re looking mug shot fresh. A weave like that will definitely put you on The Smoking Gun’s mug shot gallery and do you really want that?! We need to teach our children to keep their look simple while committing a crime so their mug shot always looks classic! That’s the real lesson.
But seriously, there has to be a solution to this issue. The PTC wants to protect the eyes of our children from seeing rapists getting shot up and RiRi wants to make videos where she shoots up rapists. The only solution I see is that we ship all children off to an innocent island that only shows music videos and television shows approved by the PTC. Over here, we can continue to make television shows and music videos with nothing but fucking, drugging and killing. Separate the innocent children from the corrupt adults since we can’t live together in peace.
And when I go to the pool, I wouldn’t have to worry about some toddler pissing on my leg next to me. All problems solved!