Female Activists Call Rihanna A Bad Role Model
We recently reported on writer Elizabeth Ann Jones article entitled, “Pop’s Poisonous Princess: Glorying In Drugs, Guns And Sleaze, Rihanna’s Toxic Role Model For Her Army Of Young Fans.” Throughout the editorial, the writer talked about the excessive lifestyle RihRih was living and how the singer is supposedly a negative role model to little girls all over the world.
Former president of the Girls Association Dr. Helen Wright agrees:
“No matter how much people may talk about its artistic merit, it nonetheless objectifies and therefore demeans women by casting them in the mould of whore. Teenagers are impressionable; this video feeds them the same old ugly story of female enslavement, not emancipation or equality.
“Parents should object and do their best to prevent their children from seeing it; even better would be for Rihanna herself to recognise the responsibility she has as a public figure to promote positive and healthy images of women, and to stop selling out, under cover of ‘art’, to commercial interests which demean women.”
Miranda Suit of Safermedia, a charity that campaigns against sex and violence in the media adds:
“[Rihanna’s] crude, tasteless and explicit dancing, combined with the money-focused lyrics, are telling all her fans – many of them still children – that it is good for women and girls to sell their body, and right for men and boys to see women purely as a sexual commodity.
“Rihanna has sold out completely to the commercialisation and objectification of women’s bodies and their sexuality. And now she’s promoting it to girls and boys.”
Do you think Rihanna is a bad role model for young girls?