*Again Rihanna is the topic of discussion this time among feminists and rape activists for her controversial music video, “We Found Love.”
The explicit images include drugs, violence, and sex with a twisted message about love.
“Rihanna’s new video is a disgrace,” Eileen Kelly of the Rape Crisis Centre told British publication Daily Star. “It sends the message that she is an object to be possessed by men, which is disturbingly what we see in real violence cases.”
Maybe she’s referring to the part where Rihanna is getting a tattoo of the word “MINE” by her Chris Brown looking boyfriend. Or the constant scenes of schizophrenic love and hate between the pair. But in the end, it seems as if she makes up her mind to leave. Hmm…
Director Melina Matsoukas dismissed any claims that the video endorses violent, abusive relationships.
“We love, obviously, to do provocative imagery,” she told MTV. “I think because, in the end, it’s not really at all about domestic violence.”
“It’s really just about it being toxic, and they’re on this drug trip and that definitely plays a part, but I think it’s also about being triumphant over those weaknesses, and she leaves him. It’s not trying to glorify that type of relationship. The bad parts of it, that’s what you don’t want. In the end, her leaving, it represents her getting that out of her life.”