Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Video Draws Fire from Parents Advocacy Group

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Rihanna fired shots in her newly premiered video for “Man Down,” and now she’s the one coming under attack.

The Parents Television Council, a non-profit organization that advocates responsible entertainment, is blasting the red-haired singer for “cold, calculated execution of murder” in her latest video, reports TMZ.

The council is outraged at Rihanna’s suggestion that killing a rapist is a proper form of justice and doesn’t agree with her rationale that it sends “a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me.”

“If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,” said PTC, who also chided BET for airing the video.

The group previously took issue with Rihanna and Britney Spears’ opening performance of “S&M” at the Billboard Music Awards, likening it to a “Vegas stripper show.”

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137 Comments

  1. Yeah

    *YAWN* NEXT

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    blah Reply:

    @Yeah,
    Chris brown and his team are probably behind this.

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    jemai Reply:

    @blah, FUCK RIHANNA

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @jemai, Suck her cat bitch!

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @blah, lol oh please these parents are hypocrites they are sexing each other and what not, oh wont someone please think of the children??? oh someone think about the children???? its all crap! the children are going to become sluts/killers etc regardless what with this society

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    tia Reply:

    @blah, of course they are because anytime someones disagrees with anything rihanna related they must be chris fans or his team *sarcastic voice *
    child grow up

    anyway,I actually like the video

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    sugartarx Reply:

    @blah, they’ve been on her since ‘snm’ chris aint got nm to do with it nd i like the song nd the video bt they kinda gt a point cuz she is a alot of girls look up to her nd this aint really sendin the right message tbh

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  2. Rico

    Very true!!! She should play on her talents / strengths – not shock tactics. From S&M to guns… You are an idol to millions of girls Rihanna. Be responsible.

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    Critic Reply:

    @Rico, What talent?

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    maya Reply:

    @Critic, exactly!

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    Rico Reply:

    @Critic,

    The talent 30 million of her listener’s paid listen to her their cars, ipods, mp3′s.

    The talent Jay-Z is eating off of…and He ain’t hungry!

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    FuckYoCouch Reply:

    @Rico, What is you talking about. These are current issues happening around the world. Rihanna is trying to show every girl that this can happen to anybody. And if you read her tweets she would tell you that she cares. unlike some artists that our out there.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @FuckYoCouch, People need to be HONEST – this video is not about any ‘message’. Call it for what it is; a “publicity stunt.”

    If it WAS *all* about the ‘message’ Ri would be donating all proceeds to a charity for young girls, giving a talk at a high school or college to educate boys and girls or EVEN making a documentary about the issue. etc

    But the truth is, it’s just about controversy to sell a record. If someone ‘learns’ anything from this (like we all dont already know rape and murder is wrong)then that’s a bonus but it isnt the real aim.

    Controversy sells so it’s Ok but some fans just need to be honest.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Critic, LoL & @Rico, I totally agree with you. Rihanna only cares about herself & Roc Nation’s new ‘Overcompensate with the shock factor’ tactic. She has no integrity as an artist. It’s so true that if it was Chris Brown making a video killing a chick for giving him an STI the world would make a whole heap of noise & Walmart would be refusing to sell his shit.

    Rihanna should stop trying to sell herself as a victim or a slut & just be real. When she’s ready she goes on like she ain’t even from Barbados. #Sellout

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  3. LOL

    They need to get over it tbh.
    Rihanna can do what the fxck she wants. LOL. stay mad. :)

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    sugartarx Reply:

    @LOL, no she cant or at least she gotta be cautious cuz alot of girls look up to her

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  4. MRBIG

    Fair point about the Chris Brown bit. But then again, maybe a bit more parental control is needed over what people’s kids are watching rather than changing someone’s ideas.

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    rinaboo Reply:

    @MRBIG, agreed, and maybe they should work better on being a role model for their kids instant of monitoring a celebrity to be their childs role model. That way you won’t have to worry bout what your is repeating from a video. Parental control is able on tv

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @rinaboo, That’s exactly it.

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  5. Briitt

    I must agree with that chris brown statement

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  6. Yeah

    WOW Fist Brown is so Innocent huh? FOH with that

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    That Cranberry Reply:

    @Yeah, who fucking called him innocent, you dip?

    They said, quite clearly might I add, that if he did a video like Man Down, everyone would have an issue with it. Which is true.

    For the record, I’ve got NO problem with Man Down, but I do agree with the PTC that no one has the balls to call Rihanna got on her shit because she’s the “poor, innocent, little beaten, battered victim.” That’s the excuse.

    Fair is fair.

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    Haters Stay Pressed! Reply:

    @Yeah, BITCH STFU! You always got Chris Brown’s name in your damn mouth! Get off his dick already!!

    They have point! If Chris made a video where he was killing a woman it would be all hell!! It needs to be treated the same way if it were a woman! Rihanna don’t get no damn free passes!

    If you can’t show a video with a man being violent then you shouldn’t show a video with women being violent towards men! Its a double standard & it needs to be addressed!

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    Deecay Reply:

    @Haters Stay Pressed!, but mandown addresses both aspects of violence (the man being violent and her retaliation). The mandown video is adressing real life issues (yes rape does happen) and condoning them.
    Do yo expect to see Rihanna prancing around in a fairytale while crying about how she shot a man down?

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  7. Jack

    Why should Rihanna be restricted as to what she does in her career because of a mistake Chris Brown made? It’s his problem not hers.

    I personally LOVE the Man Down video, best song & video yet.

    Props to Shontelle for writing it!

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    sugartarx Reply:

    @Jack, STFU if chris brown would get in trouble for puttin out a video were he shoots a woman why should rihanna or any1 else be aloud

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  8. OMON IMO

    Finally, someone speaks out to this girl. It’s been a long time coming, and whoever comes up with the concepts for her songs, is either not aware of her fanbase, or just being plain stupid. And even if that person is one of either, isn’t she smart enough to know that she has young girls looking up to her? #justsayin…

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    Kristie Reply:

    @OMON IMO, uhm all of her fans love the concepts for her songs!

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  9. MARTHA_Romans Mother

    This video is boring as hell anyway.

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  10. Joe

    “Oh, yeah. That’s like getting hate mail from Hitler. They’re literally terrible human beings. I’ve read their newsletter, I’ve visited their website, and they’re just rotten to the core. For an organization that prides itself on Christian values…they spend their entire day hating people.”

    -Seth MacFarlane on the PTC…there is truth in his word.

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  11. Critic

    I agree with the Chris Brown statement 100%. I knew it would be some kind of uproar about her shooting the guy. Hopefully they do something about the video. The gun even being visible in the video is already too much.

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    Kristie Reply:

    @Critic, go watch disney channel or some other shit! The gun is just fine!

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    !!!!! Reply:

    @Critic, -_____-

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  12. RYK101

    OMG does that council have children? why do not they take care of them?

    i’m sure they’re a bunch of lazy and stupid people who think your kids must be raised by celebrities, when parents are the only ones who are in charge of that task, or did rihanna tell them have kids i’m gonna raise them? stupid hoes

    now, tell me where the fuck in the video it says if you get raped do this! it’s a story, see? a plot, a fictional story about a girl who shot a Man Down as in the song says and they just provided the background

    and it IS a good message for girls: respect yourselves, do not let others treat you without respect and do not ruin your life taking revenge by yourself, see? if she kills the guy in the video it doesn’t mean go and kill your attacker but the contrary, damn with this people!!

    and for the S&M performance, you know the song’s name right? i think that tells you what to expect

    go and fight with celebrities who really are inappropriate and videos that are actually a bad message

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    Yeah Reply:

    @RYK101,
    I like your comment/opinion :)

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    FuckYoCouch Reply:

    @RYK101, Best comment i’ve seen All DAY!

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  13. damn

    Chris brown is an abuser and for them to support an abuser and bash a victim for expressing her thoughts just shows that this society is fuckedup!

    This happens everyday to rape victims. If they listened to the lyrics she admits that “I didn’t mean to hurt him…me thinking of the time I would face makes me wanna cry”

    America is fucked up as a whole that is why rape victims are scared to even say anything or report their cases.

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    laura Reply:

    @damn, Chris is NOT an abuser ..she hit him first & he hit her back even though its so wrong…but their point is nt that..they saying if CB made a video like this the world would have stopped which is true…everyone would have criticized him

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    damn Reply:

    @laura, show me the police report where she hit him first. You cb stans created that assumption to justify his actions. We have the right to criticize him because he is a woman beater…Americans are so dumb that is why rape victims are too scared to open up

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    diamondd Reply:

    @damn, I agree with u!!! Its these CB stans!!! And Laura, you are soooo dumb!!! Rihanna is here to stay!!!!!! She’s been breakin’ records!!! Stop hatin’ on Rihanna just cuz she slaying!!

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    maya Reply:

    @diamondd, You Rihanna stans are so delusional. Rihanna has a history w| violence her damn self. Idk why ya’ll act like she’s so innocent!

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    Kristie Reply:

    @maya, whatever bitch, Rihanna is allot bigger than that woman beater!

    Name here Reply:

    @laura, luara rihanna is woman evan if she hit him 50 times men dont deck women in face like he did so STFU

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    ... .. Reply:

    @Name here,

    it’s not okay for women to hit men either. Violence is violence no matter the sex. Upgrade your outlook on violence, love.

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    nicole Reply:

    @… .., exacly! domestic violence is such a double standard in this society.

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  14. BIA

    Brown is so innocent !!
    WOOOW

    Fuck You PTC

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    nicole Reply:

    @BIA, not once did PTC say Brown was innocent, they used him to make a point. Pay attention!

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    aa Reply:

    @BIA, SMH.. what Chris did to Rihanna was real. did you really believe Rihanna shot a man? It’s called a music video.

    and what the hell, PTC? Media attention whores…

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  15. xedos

    Chris brown would not get a pass becaus he’s convicted felon who beat a woman and they would not be using chris brown name if he was not a woman
    beate and a felon.

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  16. GAGAHIRQUEEN

    BET is the most contradictory sexist network. In both female and male cases.

    I no longer watch BET as of 2011 on. So I could care less, but it’s stupid of them to play such a video

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  17. xedos

    Well just like the S&M controversy this will let it move up the chart.

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  18. RYK101

    and about the CB situation, have people not moved on yet?

    what does this have to do with Brown? the videos just reflects the song! it’s their work, they’ve moved on now! let that issue die already!

    people keeps saying she plays the victim and always bring up the situation when it is clear that the media and people in general are the ones who keep talking about it

    soo gaga sells 1.1 million with her fucked up ideas and people is trying to bring her down for a fucking epic and nice video?

    fuck society

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    BBC Reply:

    @RYK101, what the hell does gaga have to do with this? leave the woman alone. hate must really run through your blood.

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    RYK101 Reply:

    @BBC, hate honey? where’s the hate? i mean they are talking about fairness let’s be fair then

    i like gaga and respect her job even though i don’t coincide with her ideas but she’s a megaseller but you can’t say her ideas are a perfect example of what that council is defending

    some of her videos are way more inappropriate than Man Down, i didn’t say anything bad about her, keep trying damn with these little monster if i don’t say mama monster is the best of all then i’m a hater, take a seat please

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    aa Reply:

    @RYK101, if Rihanna ate a rosemary you’d think she’d need to go to a mental hospital. Sheesh, whatever point you’re making is a massive mess.

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  19. DRB

    Its not a celebrity or artists job to raise your children. They shouldn’t have to be role models for your children. Thats your job. Right, wrong, values, and morals are far more important than a music video.

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  20. Lisa

    So they’d justify Fist Brown continually punching a woman in their face? Don’t they have other things to worry about?

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    That Cranberry Reply:

    @Lisa, ……………………no one is justifying anything. Did you fucking READ the article?

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  21. Angel

    i like to point out, rihanna never did say it was Okay to kill, as in revenge… the concil needs to see rihanna is just show casing ehat they kids see in news papers, on the news almost everyday..
    Its a lesson to females to be more aware of ur surroundings and others…
    Everybody always see a negative side to things instead of what suppose to be taken from it, changing the video is not going to change ur kids eyes….

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  22. laura

    Glad they mentioned Chris Brown..so true cos the media watches closely his moves wrong..this girl has NO talent & its about time that her 5 mins of fame ends here

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    damn Reply:

    @laura, you are really a woman beater supporter and you should be ashamed of ever being called a woman!

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    Yeah Reply:

    @laura,
    Rihanna is not going anywhere :p

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    RYK101 Reply:

    @laura, what you expected? just because he was famous he was not gonna be harmed by the whole situation, idgaf about him i mean not his fan not hate him but he doesn’t have talent either so talentless + convicted = “followed closely by the media” and you can keep waiting just sit cause you’ll get tired rihanna will be here all the time she wants so learn to love her or avoid her

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  23. Romario

    who gives a damn if she shot the guy, there’s rap songs all over the place about killing, that group needs to open their eyes and see that nothing if fixing to change lol.

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  24. Ja'Coby

    i mean i honestly don’t think its that big of a deal. There’s plenty of movies with this situation played out and i don’t hear about PAG acting out on that, Its the same thing just with a music video, take a chill pill, if you’re scared that your children are gonna react to the video then the issue lies within your children, not rihanna.

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  25. Tayleigh

    SMH. Whatever happened to parenting? Take a moment, sit down with your children, & explain to them the difference between what they saw and what they should do in a situation. It’s not Rihanna’s job to raise her fans.

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    ME AGAIN Reply:

    @Tayleigh,

    I totally agree. I think this particular group are just out for publicity and Rihanna is an artist clearly in their sights. And because I’m a cynical so and so, I would not be suprised at all if Rihanna’s PR team got in contact with them and encouraged them to ‘complain’. Perhaps proving that old adage that ‘controversey sells’. Another interesting point was that they seemingly took no issue that Rihanna’s character was raped. Should they also not of thought this other part of the story line disturbing and upseting for the children they are attempting to protect?? Sorry, rant over.

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    molly Reply:

    @Tayleigh, i agree with youu.

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  26. diamondd

    This is absolutely ridiculous!!!!! I don’t see where Chris gets into all this!! Is PTC racist or something?? Cause they always go after Rihanna and if it was Gaga they would’ve shut up!! Gaga has worse video’s but no one says anything ’bout them!!! Stop going after Rihanna!! She is a wonderful person who makes great music!!! Please STFU

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    Joe Reply:

    @diamondd, That’s the department of Bill Donohue’s Catholic League…

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  27. Diamond Girl

    This is is just ridiculous! as usual people come out of the woodwork with bs. No different from a movie or other art form. parental advisory is required yes, just like any other adult movie. I think it’s gritty but Parents need to be parents and stop letting celebs who are regular folks, except with a job to entertain doing their job. I’m a parent and I wouldn’t let my kid watch but there are grown up who need entertainment as well. Gthfoh with the Chris Brown statement. Let him put the saga behind him and stop bringing him up on every Rihanna post. What he did was wrong but unless he is in a video shooting a woman let it go. sheesh. People are so annoying.

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  28. maya

    “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,” — This couldn’t be anymore true, Rihanna doesn’t get as much flack as Chris Brown but HELLO! The song is called “Man Down” so what did they expect?! I mean shooting someone is in the lyrics. Had she not shoot someone than I would have been like ‘ummmmm?’ lmao They have to make sense. The video does go w| the song…

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  29. JHP

    Suicide, S&M, Murder she is sending terrible messages to the impressionable teenage girls who predominately make up her fanbase, and what they said abt if CB did that is true. BUT, it’s just artistry at the end of the day, and it doesn’t really bother me, Riri can make a graphic bloody horror film esque-video (No disturbia doesn’t count, not for the kinda stuff I’m talking) for all I care..

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  30. tango p.i

    Just as any hater you all throw judgment faster than the speed of light. Chris Brown aint got shit to do with this… NOTHING! When you judge any man or woman, line yo ass up with ever other Rapist, racists, homophobe or what ever other colorful title you can put next to WRONG! GET WITH THE POINT OF THE SONG! IM GLAD SHES PROTECTIN HER PUSSY NOT POPPIN ON STAGE!!! LAME ASSES!!! PS…LAST TIME I HERD THE MUSIC WAS MADE FOR US (FANS) IF YOUR NOT ONE….SHAKE

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  31. tango p.i

    PS…STAY A FAN…WHEN DID YOU DROP YOUR LAST ALBUM?

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    ConfusedInAtlanta Reply:

    @tango p.i, hahaha that’s wat i’m sayin

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  32. LOVE IT!

    let them keep talking riri, love the controversy! lol

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  33. kingzzzz

    thanks to them for defend chris brown
    thank you!!!

    rihanna sucks the medias and so the medias do .

    and it’s the TRUTH : if chris brown would shot somebody every body would say : “it’s crazy !! that man just think about that!! ” whereas everything he does is nice creations.

    but what i think is that in this video, rihanna send noooooooooo message ( for exemple, she bring to heat to attract the guy, she’s dressed with a piece of tissue, she rubs at him, and after, sh’s surprised dat some people think she’s an “easy girl) and it’s not because it’s rihanna that i’ll say it’s an exemple
    in her career, she never has been an exemple

    yessssss somebody is here to tell the truth!! look at you guys, you are like a sheep, you follow the herd!!

    but listen to what an organisation(The Parents Television Council) smarter than you tells.
    they finally say what rational people think!!

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    Name here Reply:

    @kingzzzz, PTC is a joke whenn has rihanna never ever been a role model she is just singer

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  34. Name here

    this is stupid parents raise their children not rihanna

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  35. Latisha

    Sometimes I feel that Rihanna haters doesn’t even read the article they just hop on to bash and insult her. Honestly get a life! The video does show an unrational way for justice but its fits the song and in the song she says I’m going to jail and I’m a criminal just because its not in the videos doesn’t mean she advocating young woman to murder thier abuser but yes indeed she is advocating unjust or just revenge

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  36. tia

    Some of yall are so busy getting mad,calling chris names and thinking they are on chris side that u miss the point.They used chris as an example but their point is if another celeb or a male celeb who wasnt your favorite did a video like this would it be shown on tv?would u think it was so great? no
    calling chris out his name is not gon make him go away anymore then stating that rihanna is talentless is going to make her go away
    stop all the hate and focus on the issue being talked about

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    Name here Reply:

    @tia, unless your fav is bey or gaga ur just mad becasuse your favoite isnt hot right now

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    tia Reply:

    @Name here, lmao u dont know me or who my faves are but they are def hot right now.And if they did a video like this and came under fire i would understand
    i like the video but that doesnt mean i cant see why some parents would have an issue with it
    stop being a stan and learn to comprehend

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  37. Hey

    The video sucks, the song is wack, if she wants to set and example talks to teens about teen abuse, any excuse to do something horrible and try to make it positive, come on son, be real!!!!!

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  38. ConfusedInAtlanta

    Why don’t they ever complain about Lady GaGa videos! She is very talented but also has questionable videos like Rihanna! :)

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  39. RatedR

    i dont understand what the issue is. the song is called MAN DOWN, the lyrics clearly state that she shot a man, so what kind of video should we have expected? shes simply telling a story.

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    Name here Reply:

    @RatedR, ikr did they expect her to dance around + party i knew the video would be dark

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  40. Hollaaaaaa!

    Ain’t a Rihanna hater or a supporter of that organization but what they said about Chris Brown was straight real talk. The world wouldv’e stopped and would have been bitchin’ about him. But he’s young. He’s a damn kid for crying out loud and he’s been fed in a silver spoon since his first single when he was still a teen, what do you expect. He don’t know shit about most peoples reality and he’s pampered. He made a mistake. Get the fuck over it. That does not mean what he did is acceptable cuz it’s not. But some of y’all are acting like he’s a damn serial killer. If Rihanna can follow him on twitter all y’all haterz need to sit your ass down.

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  41. Hollaaaaaa!

    They banned Red Nation by The Game on BET cuz it was too gang affiliated yet there were no shootings in the video unlike Rihanna’s, which clearly showed a dude getting shot down in a the middle of a crowd with the gun all up aimed at him and shit. Says a lot about BET.

    Ain’t got a problem with Rihanna. But really??? They gonna show mandown yet Red Nation is banned. Damn.

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  42. Hollaaaaaa!

    I agree with ‘Name here’.
    Parents raise their children, Not Rihanna.

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  43. Billionaire

    First of all, much respect for rihanna shedding light on situations that happens like this which results in the people turning a blind eye towards!

    Secondly, this video shows women what not to do for example, travel in packs, have protection, & never lead a dude on if you know you aren’t going let him hit!

    Thirdly, why banned this or get offended when there are movies with the same suggestive acts which aren’t banned. The(SAW Collection), that movie clearly give a message to those psycho-paths to try it! Also in the world of music, Rihanna isn’t the first to show a BOLD/mind-provoking video, look at Marsha’s “Far-Away” video that indicate a homosexual who O.D. on pills because of the non-acceptance of his sexuality! Did that video send a message saying, if you’re a homo’ & is bullied to kill yourself – NO! It was a video that shared light upon situations that are taken for granted plus to relate to those going through the same thing! Rihanna video did the same thing! Eminem “Love the way you lie” with yours truly, Lupe fiasco “Words i never said”, & Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” that wasn’t banned that had gun fire with in the video even Rihanna being hit in the water by one of the shots but the video wasn’t banned! You think in that video Rihanna was saying , after everything is wrong or there’s no point to return to kill yourself -No!

    Please there are arguments so strong & impeccable to be used against this baseless article with no merit!

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  44. dre

    rihanna got a pass for this video..great!!! now let chris do whatever the fucm he wants without getting hated on for everything…if he wants to bomb a bitch after his bomb video with wiz he can!!!!

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  45. nemdy

    dey should spend their time educating their sons on how to control their libido so dat dey dont get shot!!!i believe the message was strong and straight forward and riri didnt hold back,and dat is wat an artist is all about…straight up!!!!

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    Haiku Reply:

    @nemdy, If she REALLY wanted to send out a ‘positive’ message maybe she shouldve given a talk to teenage girls, started a charity for rape victims, made a documentary etc.

    but THIS just seems like a quick way to stir controversy and make more sales. It is what it is but I hope she isnt trying to make herself out to be a ‘saint’ and I hope her fans arent either.

    Controversy sells. and this is more about controversy than any actual ‘message’. let’s be real.

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  46. jewlz

    they could just have rihanna having a dream about getting revenge on him

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  47. jb

    She maybe say it come down to that if you in a fight with a person end up if gun in the mix so parent need looked it son hit girls…

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  48. Oh Please

    Wait hold up…so the PTC can comment on rihanna but they don’t have shit to say to violent movies that show in theaters? or the previews that come on TV…nahhh b/c guess what that’s their fav actor ain nothing wrong with that right?

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  49. Ice

    I love Rihanna, and I love the video, but you “stans” are too obsessed with her to see that the video IS offensive and this song doesn’t send a positive message like she promised. Kids take things way to literally nowadays, which is why rap and rock lifestyles are ruining the future generations. I know she was just trying to convey a good storyline with the song and video, but out of all topic why make a song about killing someone, especially when you had the world at attention over Chris Brown. Not saying he was in the right, but she probably pushed him to that extreme. She does seem like the hateful type.

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  50. BantuJones

    SHUT THE HELL UP! YALL ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT RIHANNA! IF BEYONCE DID A VIDEO LIKE THIS YA HOES WILL PRASIE HER SO STFU AND LIKE HER CAT! #BOOM!

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  51. Hugh

    I was surprised the killing was in the video too.
    But its right at the start so it can easily be removed for a ‘clean’ vid

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  52. roro

    these parental groups all think their kids are stupid.
    they think their kids are a blank slate but refuse to acknowledge that even kids can form opinions of their own.

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  53. Cory

    She’s an artist for Christ’s sake! Very young and impressionable herself.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @Cory,

    Maybe, BUT I think fans need to be honest and see this for what it REALLY is; a publicity stunt.

    If was all about the “message” then Ri would have given all proceeds of this record to a charity for young girls, given a talk to girls (and guys) about rape or even made a documentary highlighting the issue etc

    This is just about grabbing headlines.

    It’s OK because controversy sells.
    But I think certain fans need to be honest – this is less about the ‘message’ and more about sales because the ‘message’ loses its meaning when you hear songs such as S&M anyway.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Haiku, There is a HUGE difference between S&M and rape. A huge difference.

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    Haiku Reply:

    @Lisa, The strong, powerful WOMAN that Ri potrays in S&M is a woman who is in control of her sexuality, who uses sex and pleasure to get her thrills in a mans world.

    So how can she be so IN control one minute and so OUT of control the next?

    Makes no sense and that’s why this video loses its “meaning”.

    Instead of shooting the man she should make an alternative version of the song and video where she goes on to set up a foundation for abused girls and uses her influence to put rapists behind bars….but that would be too BORING right?

    Let’s use a gun instead. because controversy sells and “actual” messages dont!

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Haiku, Basically you’re saying that a woman who’s in control most of the time can’t get raped? Have you ever been raped? Probably not. An experience like that can really fuck you up.

    In all honesty, I think you should look past the surface… Music is poetry. It’s not just about shooting a man. And I can explain it to you a hundred times, but you just don’t seem to listen. It’s meant to be artistic, it’s meant to tell a story and to put such a sensitive topic in daylight, so that people will stop ignoring it.

    You don’t have to like this music video, no one is asking you to, but you’re statements are based on pure ignorance and lack of knowledge about music and songwriting.

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  54. joejpaige

    People would be upset at Chris Brown shooting a girl in a music video because he is a freaking convicted domestic abuser! It’s so low that this group would use a horrific event in Rihanna’s past to justify their cause.

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  55. Gary

    I find it really embarrassing that parents are blaming celebrities like Rihanna, GaGa and Soulja Boy for making a bad influence on their children.

    SHAME ON THE PARENTS FOR NOT MAKING THEMSELVES GREAT ROLE MODELS.

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  56. DTown

    OK… The point of the video is with some one raping someone and that person gettin revenge… Tell me who here wouldnt kill a person after he or she raped you… Those parents are usually stuck up rich folks that have nothing better to do… they prob dont like thier kids watchin spongebob for being to gay or Dora for being latin.. In the end… its the child own parents that should raise thier kids not some one else… why would they bring up chris brown??? ITS COMPLETELY DIFF situations… if some one hits me.. oh hell im goin to hit back… if someone rapes me… OH HELL SOME ONE IS GOIN TO DIE… its not free pass… shit Many other artists are gettin away with everything… so tell me.. how would you have ended that video??? sitting at home doin nothin… killin your self… goin to the cops… If you havent noticed. the video was not in the US…. In many other contries… women have no rights… you can cry rape… but most wont listen..

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  57. credits

    When i watched this video on the net i was like…”they are never going to to play this on T.V….then i was shocked when i saw the 106 at the end of the video….

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    Aquierra Reply:

    @credits, That’s because they premiered it on TV… ?

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  58. Phoenix_Wright

    I kind of understand what they are saying, but the video isn’t really promoting killing rapist. I could see why they think it is, but if they listened to the song they would obviously see that it shows regret for killing the person.
    I know the video did reflect the lyrics somewhat, but I kind of wished that the video really showed how regretful she was, but w.e still a cool video.

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  59. Cyrstal

    I understand what there saying.To all the people talking about parenting,let me she this.106-n-Park is a kid show target for kids and have the TV-PG sign as well.The parents have every right to be mad considering 106-n-Park already made it’s claim that the television program is appropriate for kids by placing the TV-PG in the begging of the show.So how would parents supposed to know?Even the music video didn’t have a warning sign.BET drop the ball.They banned Ciara’s video but they didn’t ban this.The video should have never been put on a kids show like 106-n-Park.It’s like watching the Nickelodeon kids choice awards and some singer that performed showed her breast.The parents have every right to be anger when the program is targeted for kids.It’s not like a child seeing a R-Rated movie cause he would have to show ID in order to see the movie.

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  60. kiki.

    video was lacking anyhow just like most videos these times.

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  61. Haiku

    LoL

    erm when you type something once, press refresh and it still isnt there. dont type it again.

    *shame*

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  62. mims

    its wrong..the video is wrong..and the Chris Brown part is true.. just because she is a woman doesnt show that she is innocent for killing a man. And because something happend years ago(you know what)! no1 knows for sure what really hapend that night so shut up..Both sides would be wrong.Riri’s wrong for making a video like this n CB would be wrong if he made a vidoe like this.But he really wont make ! Stop talking about CB like hes an abuser and stuff..

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  63. Angel Boo

    This type of thing is on Lifetime all the time, and there its “inspiring” and “uplifting” but because its in a music video this Council jumps on it. I could see if they attacked the song initially and then the video, but the song was irrelevant to them. BET is definitely not Nickoledeon and I need for parents to just be mindful of what their kids are watching. Alot of racy, raunchy videos are played on BET and no one says a thing except that artist looks slutty. I’m not a huge Rihanna fan at all but this seems to be a Rihanna attack to me, and a low blow at Chris Brown.

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  64. sexy

    pity that the PTC does not understand the message passed into mandown

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  65. Russia

    Клип просто супер, отпадный!

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  66. STUPSEE

    if someone raped yo ass .. u wud kill that mofo… PLEASE STFU… n who said brown raped Ri…PA-TH-ET-IC

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  67. Da Ma'

    I 100% understand with this group is comin … but man down video isnt the true message it in the lyrics , n for the profromfance i aint gonna lie it was soo not meant for !! See the problem is these artist now a day like ( trey song , rihanna etc) dont think bout kids watchin these thing .. think bout bout 89% of these music , video the kids are watchin them .. and that goes into there head syain do this n u’ll be like trey of riri …. So i understand tottaly , but i do under stand its just businesss

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  68. Shelly!

    Poeple need to educate their own kids first of all, if your kid has a brain they will know right from wrong and won’t depend on something as superficial as celebrities and music to “inspire” and “guide” them. Secondly, I think the video is what it is, whatever but Rihanna should have either changed her mind about shooting him down (due to the repercussions of killing someone) or she should have gotten arrested for it which would have of course, added a valuable lesson to a good strong fictional story.

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  69. sugartarx

    i love how this jus became about chris brown nd shit that happened like 2 , 3 years ago -.-

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    Yaser Lad Reply:

    @sugartarx, You need to remember it’s still relevant because Rihanna won’t stop talking about it – so it’s bound to pop up when a group like this is speaking out! Tell Yo girl Rih to let it go.

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  70. Yaser Lad

    This is so true!!! I can’t believe such a short statement, but very powerfully. It’s the truth and ya’ll know it – Rihanna get’s let off too much these days.

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    ja Reply:

    @Yaser Lad, you are so sad!

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  71. keyron

    I think folks need to give her a break with this video, amount of faakin vids thats showed shootings n all sorts but they want band dis video just cus she a woman. Bare in mind she was raped, nobody can say she is sending out a message to go shoot your rapist dead, this is what she did! its called being in the moment of rage and lashing the fuck out! get the fuck outta here with the hate! its reality fuckers. plus watching a movie with violence n rape is any different? fuck the haters, keep bringing the island flava gal, bajan power!!

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  72. ja

    they should find something better and smart to do and so all of you!

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    Haiku Reply:

    @ja, Irony : a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result.

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  73. JoJo

    that is just silly theres a difference guys cant harm girls thats just the way of life . if chris brown got raped and then killed a girl well ii still dont see anything wrng with that video

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  74. Kelly

    rihanna is tryig to do something different so she sings about something nobody sings about the harsh reality of life and shows in a mini video. It takes alot of guts to do that

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  75. kewanda rhoden

    really the gun is visable like gtfoh like its a video that touching on a subject that everybody tip toe over and when she bring awarness to it you all try to bite her neck off like damn and bringing chris brown into this is so uncalled for i mean damn he aint no killer or no abuser i mean ;life happens he just made a missteak.

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  76. Jordan

    EVERYBODY SHUT DA FUCK UP. Rihanna made great video which has real issues. Great video, great act.

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  77. Liv

    Tbh its only a music video, if it was just rihanna singing on a stage no one would watch it ? Its not like shes killed anyone?

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