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Rihanna Responds To “Man Down” Criticism

Rihanna came under heavy criticism from the Parents Television Council and some fans last week regarding her “Man Down” video.

The PTC accused Rihanna of using her video to glorify and advocate “cold, calculated execution of murder,” even if it was against a rapist and abuser. They also claimed that if her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown were to make a video with a similar message “the world would stop”.

RiRi responded late last week via her twitter account,

“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”