Last week, PopWrapped reported that Rihanna really likes her personal space, and should you make the mistake of invading said space, you may get beaten with a microphone. RiRi has her claws in a new victim this week in the form of UK’s Daily Mail journalist, Liz Jones.
The whole charade was prompted after Jones decided to air her many grievances with Rhianna in an expose for the Mail where she calls Rhianna a “toxic role model” and claims that RiRi continually condones drug usage and promiscuity, her publicly scrutinized relationship with known abuser Chris Brown and donning “the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst.” Ouch. Not holding back, are we Lizzie?
The fun doesn’t end there: “Is it fair that we berate female stars for being bad, when we don’t admonish men in the same way?” Jones pondered, before promptly answering her own question: “Yes, it is fair. Because young women are far more impressionable than young men.” Well sure, that’s not sexist at all.
Jones continued her diatribe with a plea: “I wish she’d stop infecting our High Streets with her gun tattoos, her false nails and fake hair, her bogus bad-ass shenanigans that try to portray her as ‘real’, as ‘street’, as her own person, as strong and single-minded.” She also reminded readers that the Barbadian singer appeared last fall on the cover of Vogue. Jones also decided to include a warning with her rant: “Pictures of Rihanna’s dance moves were too explicit to print in a family friendly newspaper.” But, just to be clear, the British tab believes it is perfectly acceptable to include pictures of Kate Middleton’s knickers, just not Rihanna’s.
Rihanna, unsurprisingly, was not thrilled with the unflattering account of her life and behavior. Rihanna took to the new favorite method of defense and annihilated Jones via Instagram and included an extremely unflattering photo of the journalist. Here is Rihanna’s message in its entirety:
“LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pi*sing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ….That s— ain’t clever!!! That s— ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!! Nobody over here acts like they’re perfect! I don’t pretend that I’m like you, i just live… My life!! And I don’t know why y’all still act so surprised by any of it!! “Role Model” is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat! I got my own f—ed up s— to work on, I’ll never portray that as perfect, but for right now it’s ME!! Call it what ya want!! Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011…APRIL!!! #ElizabethAnnJones”
I can honestly see both sides of these arguments. Rihanna has made some questionable decisions in her life, but who hasn’t If parents don’t want their children to see or listen to her, then they need to pay better attention. One thing I do know for certain, however, is that I NEVER want to be on RiRi’s bad side! That tongue-licking is the stuff of nightmares!
What do you think? Are Jones claims off base, or does she have point?