Rihanna released her new music video for "Man Down" yesterday, and not everybody likes the final product.
Watch it below.
Featured in the beginning is the singer taking aim in a crowded "central station," like in the song, and shooting a man down. Folks scatter, the guy lays dead with a pool of his own blood. Then it rewinds to the day before, in the same unnamed island town, and Rihanna struts and bounds around her city, happy, and ultimately ends up at a nightclub. A potential suitor sees her across the room, makes a few moves, they kiss and rub and then she pushes him away: game's over. She leaves, he follows her into an alley and he rapes her. The rape itself is obviously not shown in the video, but Rihanna's bright colors become muted and she crumples, ultimately going home, and finding her gun.
The Parents Television Council has already condemned what it views as a violent message.
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