Music & Culture
Rihanna’s Disgusting Song
Written by Nicole | March 11, 2011
In Rihanna’s latest single “S and M” she sings about the sadistic sex act that consists of whips, chains and bondage. Not only is she promoting casual sex (no shocker, which celebrity doesn’t anymore?), but she sings about it like it’s cool and sexy. In reality it’s anything but.
It’s so unfortunate that she’s lost sense of her morals and is resorting to devaluing herself in order to stand out among her peers. The truth is if she sang about empowerment that didn’t involve her worth based on “putting out” that would make her positive and cool.
The video is also sick. It’s so transparent that she’s simply trying to ‘outdo’ Lady Gaga’s weird “shock factor”, but it’s totally gross.
In the video, she’s trapped behind a plastic bag like she’s suffocating, and she’s tied up and struggles to get free. Not only is this a horrible message to send to girls, but more dangerously it promotes violence as well. In clips of a newspaper that flashes behind her it says “Whore,” “Slut,” and “Ho.”
Apparently that’s what she thinks she is, and that is definitely not an empowering message to send to us girls. And you would think that her domestic violence incident with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown who violently punched her in the face in 2009, that she would never promote such behavior. Fast forward one year and she’s singing with Eminem in “I Love the Way You Lie” which also glamourizes abuse. Then a year later she’s singing about bondage, and being abused sexually.
Check out the lyrics here:
Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it
Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me
She’s got some serious issues. It’s so desperate and pathetic, and I’m embarrassed for her.