Rihanna Slams Snapchat over Domestic Abuse Ad: "I'd Love to Call It Ignorance"
RiRi breaks her silence.
An apology wasn’t enough to make up for Snapchat‘s own insensitive move, according to Rihanna. The dwindling app recently sparked controversy after running an offensive ad, which gave users the option to “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.” While the social media platform has since addressed the issue by removing the ad and releasing a statement expressing its regrets, the ANTI singer herself is not exactly pleased with ”this mess,” as she puts it.
Taking to Instagram Stories, the 30-year-old artist officially calls out Snapchat for making light of domestic violence:
“I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb! You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and make a joke of it!!! This isn’t about my personal feelings, cause I don’t have much of them … but all the women, children and men that have been victims of DV in the past and especially the ones who haven’t made it out yet … you let us down!”
RiRi ended the message declaring her disapproval of the app: “Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.”
Take a look at the screenshot below to read her note in full.