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Old 01-26-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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I used to like Rihanna. Was a fan. Became a fan after hearing the "umbrella" song. But recently this girl been posting and saying some stupid stuff.

The worse was her music video "We Found Love" where she gets drunk, uses drunks, and have wild sex. It has been banned from many country because of the explicit scenes.

I mean what kind of example is she, to kids and teenagers. Most of her fans are kids and teenagers based, that is her biggest audience age rage are.
I mean I am not here to control celebrities lives they do what they want, but be discreet about it.

She should pay more attention to what she says and do.

I mean look what happen to Lindsay Lohan, who seems to not get her career back on track. Can you figure why?

Come on Rihanna GROW UP!

You lost me as a fan that is for sure. Just one of millions you will lose soon enough.

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I think Rihanna's fan base and popularity has only grown since she went from "good girl" to bad. And Hollywood loves its bad girls. Why do you think Lindsay Lohan, who has done a movie in ages still makes regular press?

I also think she's more popular because her sound has crossed over. Where she was more urban and dancehall before, she's now doing more house and techno.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I disagree in that I think Rhianna is becoming less and less relevant when it comes to music. Seems like the only time people even talk about her it's about her relationship w/ Chris Brown, her looks, or her risque behavior. She's crossing the line of being famous just because she's famous as opposed for her music (which, let's face it, isn't that great). There's no lasting power in that one, at least not without the added "benefit" of controversy.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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I don't understand why SHE has to be a role model for OUR kids.
She's an artist---a singer or whatever.
It's not her job to raise your kids.

You ever think maybe just maybe she doesn't care about your kids well-being?
And why should she???
I don't care about her one way or the other, but I know something's wrong when we say things like "what kind of example is this celeb setting for the kids".
Her job is to sell records, not keep your kids off drugs.
...that's what your for.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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First and foremost, Rihanna is an ARTIST!! She is NOT a role model for children. Same as with any celebrity who you see on TMZ, MTV, Movies, Videos, etc. They are NOT role models. Anyone who thinks they may be I think are a bit silly in the head. While you may or may not agree with me that she (or others like her) are ARTISTS, the fact remains that they ARE. And as such, IMO, artists should be free to create whatever "art" they so desire without anyone saying "You should or should not do that.....".
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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[quote=Miss Crabcakes;22718040]I think Rihanna's fan base and popularity has only grown since she went from "good girl" to bad. And Hollywood loves its bad girls. Why do you think Lindsay Lohan, who has done a movie in ages still makes regular press?

I also think she's more popular because her sound has crossed over. Where she was more urban and dancehall before, she's now doing more house and techno.

They do. Hollywood loves basket it's basket cases. Charlie Sheen anyone?

I think Rihanna is talented and beautiful, Though this battleship movie looks silly. They just had to make it after a board game? Why not keep the ocean battle with the aliens and call it "Fatal Ocean" Or "The Rising". Would have been better. I mean, Whats next? Bigfoot in Candyland?
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I don't think she ever wanted to be a role model. She got famous while she was practically a kid and she's still quite young herself. With responsible parenting and some common sense, there's no reason why her teenage fans would mimic her crazy behavior in music videos
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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I think her new song We Found Love is the best song yet, but it does advocate drug use and partying in the video. I could see it being detrimental to kids as it looks like a good life. It is what it is though, not many of todays artists are good influences, at all. They are all pushing the boundaries.

And no, Rihanna isn't a "role model" so to speak, shes an artist. But kids look up to these artists and inherently model after them. So if you want to be technical, but reality is, its a bad influence.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Originally Posted by StaggerLee22 View Post
I don't understand why SHE has to be a role model for OUR kids.
She's an artist---a singer or whatever.
It's not her job to raise your kids.

You ever think maybe just maybe she doesn't care about your kids well-being?
And why should she???
I don't care about her one way or the other, but I know something's wrong when we say things like "what kind of example is this celeb setting for the kids".
Her job is to sell records, not keep your kids off drugs.
...that's what your for.
That is true, but still I wouldn't be comfortable with my young nephews watching her videos or singing along to her songs (fortunately, they don't speak English yet). You can say "well, just shield them from her music then" but that is quite hard when you're being bombarded with her everywhere, from magazines to tv to radio. I'm not prudish at all but I do think some artists are taking it way too far these days with their semi-pornographic music videos and lyrics. It's such a cheap and easy way to get attention, really talented artists don't have to resort to that in my opinion.

Also, I think you are underestimating the power these celebrities have over children. Not everyone has parents or guardians to shield them from "bad influences". Many children look to celebrities as role models to become as beloved, wealthy and successful as they are (in contrast to the adults around them).

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:20 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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First and foremost, Rihanna is an ARTIST!! She is NOT a role model for children. Same as with any celebrity who you see on TMZ, MTV, Movies, Videos, etc. They are NOT role models. Anyone who thinks they may be I think are a bit silly in the head. While you may or may not agree with me that she (or others like her) are ARTISTS, the fact remains that they ARE. And as such, IMO, artists should be free to create whatever "art" they so desire without anyone saying "You should or should not do that.....".
This is a great point. I am often critical of these performers, but you're right. They are artists. I may not like this woman's music or how she presents herself, but she certainly has a right to create whatever image she feels she must to express her artistic creativity.

Having said that, if she disappears today, I wouldn't miss her or her artistic expressions. To those who are fans, more power to you.
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