Rihanna was not having it with Snapchat animated advertisement.
Rihanna has spoken out against the Snapchat ad that made light of her 2009 domestic violence incident with ex Chris Brown.
According to the People Magazine, the social media app apologized on Tuesday for running an ad for a game called “Would You Rather,” asking users if they would rather slap Rihanna or punch Brown. Then, Thursday, Rihanna took to Instagram to respond. The controversial ad alluded to the 2009 incident between Rihanna and then-boyfriend Chris Brown, who assaulted the pop star in his car ahead of a Grammys party.
This is why we must be careful with the usage of our language as what we say can be taken as an offense in sensitive circumstances such a domestic violence. Of course, Snapchat should have known better but hey, I hope this incident has opened the eyes of other social media platforms on how important language is. As the popular saying mentions “When you know better, you do better”.