Hip-hop’s favorite Bad Gal is not happy, and it is Snapchat’s fault. After featuring a “distasteful” and “disgusting” ad, asking users if they’d rather “slap” Rihanna or “punch” Chris Brown, the “Love on the Brain” singer spoke out.
Posting her lengthy message on Snapchat itself, she clapped back at the app’s insensitivity towards domestic violence victims. “You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!!” said Rihanna.
The Navy had Ri’s back 100%. “If Rih says we’re deleting Snapchat, WE’RE DELETING SNAPCHAT,” stated a fan.
“Shame on you.”
It seems like ever since the app’s latest update — which was collectively slammed by users — it’s been all down hill. The app’s stock took a big hit after Kylie Jenner voiced her distaste for its latest update on Twitter, now it has upset hip-hop’s beloved Rihanna.
“Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!” the “Work” singer began. “I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!” She went on, “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!”
“Shame on you. Throw the while app-oligy away,” she added.
It did not take long for Snapchat to hear that it had been called out… again. The company quickly released a public statement, apologizing for the advertisement.
“This advertisement is disgusting and never should have appeared on our service,” Snapchat’s statement read. “We are so sorry we made the terrible mistake of allowing it through our review process. We are investigating how that happened so that we can make sure it never happens again.”
Regardless of its apology, the company has left a bad taste in users’ mouths. “Snapchat you’ve been cancelled since that update,” an Instagram user posted. “To all those that have something negative to say about chrisbrownofficial who made a bad decision and moved from it , look in the mirror,” wrote another.
Just last year, Chris Brown gave fans an in-depth look into his side of the night that forever changed his and Rihanna’s lives. Brown infamously assaulted the pop star on the night of the Grammys in 2009. He revealed that the violence stemmed from him being unfaithful and Rihanna’s reaction to that.
“She hated me after that,” he said about Rihanna finding out that Brown had cheated on her. “I tried everything. She didn’t care. She just didn’t trust me after that. From there, it just went downhill because there were too many verbal fights, physical fights as well. Mutual sides.”
“I remember she tried to kick me,” he said of the incident. “It was just her being upset, but then I really hit her with a closed fist. I punched her. I busted her lip. When I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘F**k, why the hell did I hit her?’” He said that afterwards he “felt like a f**king monster.”
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