It never pays to be an angry bird…..but are these petitions taking things too far?
Petitions Launched To Revoke Rihanna And Teyana Taylor Of Endorsement Deals
In the wake of the recent Twitter feud heard around the world between bajan badgal Rihanna and her former frenemy Teyana Taylor, two Change.org petitions have been launched asking major companies like MAC and Reebok to yank their endorsement deals.
Although there’s no telling whether or not the petitions are being motivated by stans or people actually offended by their messy bird antics, the groups separately claim that Rih-Rih and Teyana’s behavior supports bullying and mocks domestic violence.
Here’s an excerpt from the anti-Rih petition….
“Rihanna has many young fans that look up to her and bullying is a HUGE problem that we are facing with the youth today. She is known for constantly bullying and picking fights with people over the internet and this is a problem that has been going on for a while now. By consistently attacking people online about their looks and reminding them how they are beneath her, she is using her platform in a very negative light and does not provide a positive image for MAC cosmetics or any of the other companies that she endorses.”
…Which was soon followed by a similar one calling out Teyana Taylor for “mocking” domestic violence. Hit the flip to check it out…
This profile picture (above) of Teyana’s that was removed shortly after it went up during her e-beef session with Rih got more than few folks riled up enough to start this petition asking Reebok to kick Teyana to the curb.
Here’s an excerpt from their petition:
“Miss Taylor first (before the image above) started sending abusive and offensive tweets/retweets to Rihanna for over a period of 8 hours. This is not about RIHANNA, this is about all the ABUSED WOMEN of the world being MOCKED! IT IS A SHAME that ADIDAS seems to be endorsing @TEYANATAYLOR!
We demand that you do the right thing and terminate her contract and send a strong message to your consumers! Letting one of your sponsors mock a domestic violence victim discourages your female customers from speaking out against their abusers!!!”
Do you think these petitions are warranted? Or do you think these groups are just stans in disguise with nothing better to do?