09 Junio 2017 13:24
RiRi isn’t about to stand for body shaming from anyone
Earlier this month, an American sports website devoted a pitiful article to Rihanna, slamming the singer for putting on weight. Apparently, in the writer’s deluded and deranged mind, this could spark a new trend of being fat, thereby robbing the world of ‘hot girls’ and leaving men masturbational orphans. How shamelessly ignorant can you get?
Rihanna, who by now must have a bulletproof self-esteem able to deflect the meanest of blows, responded on Monday to the controversy as effectively and succinctly as can be done in 2017: with a meme.
The meme shows the rapper Gucci Mane at different body weights, ‘If you can't handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don't deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.’
The article, which was uploaded onto the Barstool Sports website (whose sexist reputation precedes it) was subsequently taken off because ‘it wasn’t funny enough’. Interestingly, the reason given was not that it was sexist, offensive and discriminatory or because it reaffirms each and every one of the insecurities that we women have to contend with every damn day of our lives. Oh no. They deleted it saying, ‘if you’re gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight, you better be funny as fuck and you better make it bulletproof.’
To top it all, this is exactly the kind of content the website’s readers lap up, so it’s unlikely the controversial article will have any adverse repercussions for the boys at Barstool Sports.