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    Rihanna's violent video ignites controversy

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    Rihanna's violent video ignites controversy
    June 2, 2011, 3:53 PM EST
    By Antoinette Bueno
    Entertainment Tonight

    Rihanna's latest music video, "Man Down," is causing controversy. In the video, Rihanna graphically shoots and kills an unarmed man in the middle of a crowded railway station -- her form of retaliation for a sexual assault.
    "Instead of telling victims they should seek help, Rihanna released a music video that gives retaliation in the form of premeditated murder the imprimatur of acceptability," said Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council in a news release.
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    I think that no one listened to the lyrics. The lyrics are about regret for having shot a man.

    Kind of reminds me of the adults discussing "I shot the Sheriff" song from my youth. I remember my Mother particularily did not like the lyrics.

    I don't see a problem with this video but that's just me. In fact, I think it's remarkably tame in light of some video games and movies. But that's just me.

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    The PTC screaming and making much ado about zilcho IMO. Rihanna isn't in anyway suggesting that women go out and start shooting. I can't stand that group.

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    I haven't yet seen the video but I think the outcry is dumb. It's a VIDEO. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

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    I think it's a beautiful creative expression. Rihanna looked a little cold in it, she seems like she might not be a very nice person and when she was playing this sweet, innocent girl it didn't seem genuine. But yeah, I love the song and it is about regretting a bad judgement, not being proud that you killed a rapist.

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