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Post Reply Do you think it was okay for Rihanna to hit her fan on purpose?
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Posted 6/20/13
She's going to hell anyway, according to "This is the End." hahaha
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respect.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Yes, it was OK. It was necessary, she has to move to the part of her song.

And that person was clutching on to her like some sort of leech.

If someone in public was holding on to you for no reasons and won't let you go, would you not hit him/her to get away? It's common sense.

The only reason why this was such a big deal is because Rihanna is female, and society/media expects females to be this kind/gentle nurturing humans. If it was a male popstar doing this, it wouldn't be such a big deal.


I mean, didn't Justin bieber ran over a paparazzi the other day with his car? Yet nobody's making a thread about that.


I wouldn't exactly compare this to a normal real life scenario, she was in her own concert and she allowed herself to be reached by going down the stage and shake hands with the audience, and I don't think this was her FIRST EVER time (or any singers) being grabbed in events like this. So to me, the self-defence theory just seem really weak.

Also, Justin Bieber is a dick.
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
In all seriousness, I don't believe what Rihanna did was right. I mean, any fan would be rather excited seeing his/her idol.
I don't think you'd gain ANY respect hitting them in the face. If anything, the security guards should have dealt with it instead of her. I was supposed to go to see her when she came to Dallas, but really glad I didn't since she cancelled all her Texas shows. I honestly think she probably did it to keep her 'Bad Girl' image to society. I just wish she went back to how she was when she first released 'Unfaithful'.
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
I looked at several videos of her allegedly hitting the fan (some after I posted my original comment to the thread), and not once have I actually seen any sort of impact. I believe that there's too much room for speculation about whether or not the fan was actually hit for me to whole-heartedly think that particular detail occured.
I do believe that her reaction is realistically human, though.
Posted 6/20/13
maybe if she bludgeoned her with the mic it would have been a bit out of order but no I don't care about this.
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Posted 6/20/13
poor Rihanna she is just trying to do her show
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13

tinyd0t wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

Yes, it was OK. It was necessary, she has to move to the part of her song.

And that person was clutching on to her like some sort of leech.

If someone in public was holding on to you for no reasons and won't let you go, would you not hit him/her to get away? It's common sense.

The only reason why this was such a big deal is because Rihanna is female, and society/media expects females to be this kind/gentle nurturing humans. If it was a male popstar doing this, it wouldn't be such a big deal.


I mean, didn't Justin bieber ran over a paparazzi the other day with his car? Yet nobody's making a thread about that.


I wouldn't exactly compare this to a normal real life scenario, she was in her own concert and she allowed herself to be reached by going down the stage and shake hands with the audience, and I don't think this was her FIRST EVER time (or any singers) being grabbed in events like this. So to me, the self-defence theory just seem really weak.

Also, Justin Bieber is a dick.



The common etiquette during a performance is that the fans were not supposed to touch the performer in the first place.

The intimacy/touching/hugging comes during meet and greet before or after the concert is over...

She went down there to hi-fi her fans/shake hands, it was not meant for the fans to hold on to her. If you watch the video, the first fan tried to hold her, but she gave a tug and that fan let her go, but the second fan did not let her go therefore the mic thing happened.
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13

tinyd0t wrote:

I've always think she was a cool chick until she hit her fan on purpose because her fan held her hand for 5 seconds long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMX1M46MQAI

And it turns my stomach when people online are actually defending her by saying that she was being honest and "did the right thing". I don't think it's funny at all, especially when she has been the victim of violence and knows how much it hurts to be abused by someone she loves so dearly. She had 2 body guards stood right next to her and they were there to eliminate threats (which I'm sure that fan wasn't even a threat, probably just too excited to see her/his idol).

This angers me so much when things like this became okay just because someone famous is doing it. Or just because she's a woman!


It looks like she didn't hit anyone in the face (I can't be sure with out an witness account). It looked like she might of just hit someones arm so an overzealous fan would let go. She doesn't seem to be threatened anyway. It looks like she did it so she can just keep going with the show.

I might agree with you if she really hurt one of her fans. Can you look for some witness statements, if there is any? So I can have better knowledge of what happened?
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Posted 6/20/13
I believe the fan got what they deserved. If someone wouldn't let go of you, you would try to make them let go by any means necessary. In this case, Rihanna is in the right.

However, I have lost respect for Rihanna from other incidents in the past year. She seems like she doesn't care about her fans at all.
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It looks like she didn't hit anyone in the face (I can't be sure with out an witness account). It looked like she might of just hit someones arm so an overzealous fan would let go. She doesn't seem to be threatened anyway. It looks like she did it so she can just keep going with the show.

I might agree with you if she really hurt one of her fans. Can you look for some witness statements, if there is any? So I can have better knowledge of what happened?


The news is still really new and I don't think any witness have came forward yet. What I find disgusting is her intention to hit someone with a microphone just because that person was grabbing her coat/arm (rather than if that person was actually injured or not, and I'm hoping her fan didn't get hit in the face). As I said above, I can't say that she consented being grabbed by the arm, but she did let herself into the crowd and being interactive with her fans, and she should have expected these things to happen and should have reacted.. well less like a violent person. And not boost about it on twitter later on.

A fan tweeted "[Rihanna] just hit someone with her mic on accident haha oops." To which Rihanna replied, "Purpose! That b-tch wouldn't let me go."
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Posted 6/20/13 , edited 6/20/13
Fan got what he/she deserved. I have no sympathy of the fan.
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Posted 6/20/13
Random stranger grabbing on to my hand and pulling me back? I'd hit them too...
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Posted 6/20/13
lol, microphone.
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Posted 6/20/13
meh, who cares didn't have any respect for her anyways like most pop stars who dont even write there own music and get caught lip syncing every other concert, it actually makes me sick that these type of performers have fans to begin with.
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