Is Rihanna a Bully?

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Rihanna recently made a high-school girl cry over something that she said on the internet. Alexis Carter, a 16-year-old girl from Baltimore searched high and low for the perfect prom dress that would be reminiscent of an outfit which her idol, Rihanna, once wore. Once she found the perfect dress, Carter and her mom could not be more excited for the dress’s debut at her prom. However, happiness soon turned to pain and confusion when Rihanna became a cyber-bully and insulted the young girl for her outfit.

The star tweeted a side-by-side photo of how she wore the dress and how Carter wore her version of the dress with an unhappy face as the description. The Grammy-Award winner later tweeted another insulting comparison featuring the symbol of the Wu-Tang Clan next to a picture of Carter with her dress’s wings extended, as well as the hashtag #batprom. The young girl was devastated and said that she no longer considers Rihanna her idol because the star obviously does not care about her fans like she says that she does.

This is not the only incident where the pop icon has publicly lashed out at other people. Rihanna is known in Hollywood as its resident mean girl; she proudly speaks her mind under all circumstances and famously does not care what anyone thinks about her words or actions. Rihanna publicly mocked another artist, Teyana Taylor about her net worth compared to the stars. Of course, Rihanna makes a considerable amount of money and is quick to never let her fans or other celebrities forget that.

Many people, some of whom are not even fans, will argue that Rihanna is not mean, she is simply just herself. During interviews and through some of her other actions she proves that she does in fact practice compassion, on her terms. The star recently dropped and shattered the phone of the Los Angeles Police Commission President and subsequently donated $25,000 to a charity fund for police officers.

Rihanna may not be the nicest person to her fans, but she certainly has a philanthropic streak. The star is ranked as one of the most giving celebrities, having started the Believe Foundation about eight years ago. The Believe Foundation gives children from all over the world who struggle a chance at a promising future by giving them resources to succeed, such as educational and medical support. The star has also donated to people in need of transplant surgeries, environmental causes and disaster reliefs.

According to many people Rihanna is a very giving soul. Though, if fans were asked to weigh in, based on past spats on social media, many would undoubtedly say that she really is a mean girl at heart. Rihanna does not seem to go out of her way to be a bully though she does not miss an opportunity to speak her mind or do what she feels is best for her. Some feel that blaming her for this attitude is appropriate. No matter where individuals stand, Rihanna will always have fans, bully or not.

By Courtney Heitter

Sources:
The Believe Foundation
Hollywood Life
Huffington Post
Daily Mail
ib Times

8 Responses to "Is Rihanna a Bully?"

  1. JH   May 22, 2014 at 6:53 am

    You haters are crawling out of every hole with your stupid opinions. RI have no time for your BS, how do you know it is her who post this picture?
    Enough with this lie.

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  2. bashi   May 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    ok so lets say a girl in your school gets a pic of you that you posted then edits it or whatever to put herself in there side-by-side with her doing a better poise in the same dress and puts a sad face, then posts again and puts prombat with a silly symbol. Is that not what high school bullying is? It’s preying on someone weaker then you. So sad and juvenile that she’d go so low. None of us know Rhianna personally so why are people defending her like they do? She picked on a girl years younger then her and tore her down at one of her happiest times in a teenagers life. Rhianna will move past this and laugh at us all but this poor girl will probably always reflect back to the hurt she felt. I really hope she personally tells this girl how wrong she was a says sorry. My husband said she should give her a couple free tickets to a show, I said if it was me I’d say thanks for the tickets now I can sell them for money cause I ain’t coming to watch you no more. lol

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  3. TRUTH TEAM BREEZY   May 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    IF THAT IS BULLYING ALL OF YOU ARE BULLIES YOURSELF SO EVERYONE IS A BULLY WITH THEIR HATEFUL COMMENT ABOUT RI.

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  4. TRUTH TEAM BREEZY   May 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS BULLYING LIE RI IS NOT A BULLY THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH ONLY YOU HATERS ARE COMING UP WITH SUCH BS RI IS THE SWEETEST CARING PERSON YOU CAN EVER KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT GOD KNOWS RI HEART SO WHILE YOU HATERS ARE SPREADING YOUR LIES HE HAS BETTER PLANS FOR HER AND DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE DEFINITION OF BULLYING PLEASE LOOK IT UP IN THE DICTIONARY ALL THIS WAS PUTTING HER PICTURE SIDE BY SIDE WITH THIS YOUNG LADY WHY ALL THE HATE AND JEALOUSLY GIVE IT A REST YOU HATERS.

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  5. Corey   May 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I think whether or not you label her as a “bully” is completely irrelevant. Unfortunately, she has an incredible amount of influence over teen culture, and for her to use that influence to make fun of someone in a completely powerless position is horrendous and extremely immature.

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  6. sharon   May 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    and yes should have proof read before I posted, but touché.

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  7. Sharon   May 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    It is bully she did not make just one comment, She then followed up with anther. Instead of focusing on minor, impressionable fans, she should keep her focus in her own league or find a way to uplift instead of tear down. Her comments were distasteful! There is enough bullying going on in the world. We don’t need megastars setting the tone that this behavior is okay… Old adage.. If you don’t have anything nice to say then keep your mouth shut!

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  8. Joennon   May 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    No it’s not bullying, she made a comment on a picture the girl put out. Bullying would be Rhianna repeatedly and intentionally seeking out the girl with the sole purpose of making her feel bad, having said that is was not the best move for Rihanna to make a comment since her lively hood is based people liking her

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