Recently, Rihanna has called out snapchat for their tasteless poll on violence. The poll consisted of two choices that asked "Would you rather...Slap Rihanna or...Punch Chris Brown?" Of course Rihanna would be furious with the poll and the people who run snapchat. Promoting violence in a poll is wrong, let alone conjuring up the past between Rihanna and Chris.
When I first heard about Chris hurting Rihanna, I didn't wanna believe it. The reason being is because they were both my favourite singers, and they still are to this day. But, I eventually took Rihanna's side because as a person that went through child abuse, I knew that doing what he did was wrong.
For those of you that do not know what had happened between Rihanna and Chris, let me fill you in on what I know. Back in 2008, Chris Brown had beaten Rihanna so bad. She had cuts, bruises, and marks on her face. Apparently, they got into a fight and Chris' anger overpowered him and he began to beat her. Anger should be no excuse to hurt someone that badly. I know because I was like that too, but I've owned up to my mistakes and changed.
As I say that, Chris has done his time and went to rehab to better his life. Rehab and doing time has proven that he has changed. He's focused his time on music and his little girl, Royalty. And I just gotta say, Royalty is a CUT-TIE!!!! Chris is lucky that he turned his life around and is no longer hurting women, but I still wouldn't let him near me.
With that being said, I think that Snapchat should pay some sort of money to Rihanna as they not only promoted violence to young children, but they also embarrassed Rihanna in a horrible, horrible way! No celebrity should have to be reminded about the past in that way, or in any way at all! Celebrities are human and should be treated as such! No one should be embarrassed like that!
But a question does come to mind with everyone that knows about this. Why did Snapchat post the poll? Why did they approve it? Was it to embarrass Rihanna? Was it to spark some "excitement" in the young children so they can talk about Snapchat? Were they just trying to make a joke about the situation between Rihanna and Chris? Well, I'm gonna try to answer these questions as best as I can!
In my opinion, I don't really think it was to embarrass Rihanna. If It was, they'd have a huge lawsuit on their hands and they would loose a large sum of money. Snapchat can't have that kind of spotlight on them, especially when they're gearing towards young children, teens, and young adults that are still easily persuaded. But if it wasn't to embarrass Rihanna, it could've been to spark some "excitement" in the young children and teens.
If you think about it, Snapchat has been around since 2010. They've offered lots of great content, such as news for celebrities, polls of people to play, and other sorts of games. People can send a picture and it'll be gone within seconds if it's not saved. Because of this, lots of other social media have taken on this idea and obviously, children and teens have flocked to that social media site more than snapchat. It especially didn't help when Snapchat updated their app and people couldn't find their friends stories or get into their messages, they stopped going on Snapchat so much. Because of this, Snapchat needed an event to spark the children and teens interests to get them back on the app. Therefore, they came up with the poll to get them back on the app. Not such a great way to get them back on the app, but it definitely sparked their interests since they created the app in 2010.
As for making a joke about it, I think it's a far cry from that. No one wants to make a joke about domestic violence unless they're psychotic and have no morals at all. Again, people of snapchat made an insane amount of money. To make a poll about violence as a joke would put them under fire and they'd have to pay a lot of money to Rihanna, and maybe even Chris, for it. So, in my opinion, I don't think they did it as a joke.
In conclusion, I think that they should pay Rihanna some money for what they'd done, and I think they did it to spark some "excitement" in the children and teens.
What do you guys think? Why did Snapchat approve the poll? Was it to spark "excitement" for the children and teens? Or, was it because of some other reason? Tell me in the comments below!