Monday, November 16, 2009
Rihanna's Russian Roulette Video
Ok, so first I couldn't exactly say how I felt about the song because I really didn't know, so I listened to it over the weekend and came to the conclusion that it is not what I expected from Rihanna. While I agree with everyone having the freedom of artistic expression the song is a little dark for me. That being said, I decided to watch the video yesterday and I have to say I was deeply disturbed. I have never in my life seen any video like this, to simulate Russian Roulette in a video is beyond irresponsible, does she know how many kids look up to her? Really, does she know what influence she has over them? It's one thing to wait until you have an album coming out to speak out against domestic violence but this video goes way over the edge. Fine she wants to be dark that's her choice but there is a way to do it and respect the fact that little kids are watching and emulating. I think she is clueless and my heart goes out to all the kids out there who look up to these reckless celebrities as role models. I hope that they don't play this video anywhere and blog sites that are putting this shit up should really re-think it. Kids are going to be playing with guns like wildfire thinking it's cool because Rihanna did it. WOW and not in a good way!
Posted by Nina Monroe at 11:54 AM