Rihanna: Singer slams Snapchat over controversial ad

Posted on Mar 16 2018 - 1:58pm by admin

Rihanna has come down hard on Snapchat for putting up an ad asking it’s users if they want to slap the singer or punch her former beau, Chris Brown.

The singer, in her reply to the ad, called out Snapchat, accusing the platform of bringing shame on domestic violence victims.

Rihanna slams Snapchat over controversial adplay

Snapchat’s controversial ad

(BBC)

Rihanna said in a post on Instagram, “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there!

“You spent money to animate something that would bring intentional shame to [domestic violence] victims and made a joke of it!!!

 “Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.”

Rihanna slams Snapchat over controversial adplay

Rihanna at a 2014 FIFA World Cup game in Brazil

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According to 234star, the ad might have referenced 2009, when Brown assaulted Rihanna in his car, when they were lovers.

Snapchat apologises

Meanwhile, the social media platform, in a statement issued on BBC, said that the ad violated Snapchat’s policies and appeared in error.

Rihanna slams Snapchat over controversial adplay

Rihanna to launch a lingerie line with TechStyle

(Harper’s Bazaar)

 

The statement said: “The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened.”

Rihanna opened up about their volatile relationship with Chris Brown in a sit-down interview with Oprah in 2012.

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