Why Rihanna Glamorizing Getting Drunk and Blacking Out Is So Dangerous

    U know life is great when u wake up at 9 am DRUNK!!!!! (Rihanna, Twitter).

    That was a tweet from Rihanna the other day. She was in London this week for a Kanye West and Jay-Z concert, and she was quick to tweet about the fun that was had.

    I find this pretty ironic. God has blessed this woman with an amazing opportunity, and she suggests life is great because she abused alcohol. Not only is she abusing the life God gave her, but she’s abusing her body.

     You know it was a good night when u wake up n run to your BFF’s room like…How did I get in my bed? Did I walk? Stumble? Get carried? (Rihanna, Twitter).

    This makes me so angry! What is she promoting here? Alcohol abuse–and whatever else she may have consumed the night before–to the point where she can’t remember how her evening ended. She blacked out and is promoting it as “a good night.”

    It sounds to me like Rihanna had a terrible night, the kind of night she should be ashamed of and prays never happens again. Why?

    • Rihanna’s actions were very dangerous. Getting drunk to the point of unconsciousness can not only lead to alcohol poisoning, but it puts you in a very vulnerable position. Someone could have taken advantage of her, and would she have remembered in the morning?
    • It’s also a very irresponsible attitude. She missed her plane and a choreography session, and she glorifies it all like it’s the best thing in the world. This demonstrates how such negative behavior causes a person to stumble.

    Tweeting about her actions endorses the behavior and it’s just inexcusable. She has over 19 million followers and I’m pretty confident that many of those are young, impressionable, and likely underage girls.

    Whether Rihanna likes it or not, she’s a role model. How can you expect to have fans and not assume those same adoring admirers won’t consider your actions awesome and worthy of emulation? That attitude in itself is immature and irresponsible.

    With responses like: “@rihanna glad I’m not the only person who’s woke up still drunk from last night! #YOLO” and “@rihanna it’s even funnier when u DON’T wake up in your bed and u’re like! How did a get here? Where am I? F—!!! Aahahaha,” it’s pretty obvious that her attitude is a common one.

    And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).

    PI ladies who are of age to drink, please know that Rihanna’s actions are very wrong. Getting drunk is bad enough, but getting drunk to the point of a blackout is so far from cool and fun that it dropped off the radar. There is nothing cool or pleasant about a wasted person, and it’s extremely dangerous behavior.

    What do you think about Rihanna’s behavior and how she tweeted it for all her fans to read?

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    1. ”God has blessed this woman with an amazing opportunity”? really? sounds like satan gave her an opportunity and deceived her into hollywood and the music industrie. I cant stand Rihanna because she is the worst singer ever and has zero talent except shaking her ass and showing her private parts on stage like there is no tomorrow and she knows she is doing wrong but just wants to take everyone with her in that miserable dark place she’s in. This is not judging its the truth! She is just a marketing strategy, just like beyonce, britney spears, and lady gaga, all women with zero talent all they have to offer is their bodies and girls NEED to know that just because they can carry a tune on a pop beat doesnt mean that they are talented or being a good role model, its the actions that counts.

      • As followers of Jesus we are supposed to be loving no matter what. We don’t know what she is dealing with, so we should pray for her to turn to Christ instead of judging her and saying that “she is the worst singer ever with zero talent,” and using a curse word.

        • excuse me what curse word? what curse word did i use then? What i said it’s the truth, i think people need to stop focusing on celebrities so much and focus on their own lives. I am not judging her, l’m just telling it like it is and what i saw and yes i do believe that she can’t sing and is just marketing strategy to make money. So don’t tell me that ”i am judging her” somebody needs to tell the truth (it may sound harsh but its the truth), because nobody is saying anything about that.

      • OK, I agree but the A-word wasn’t really all that necessary. But I’m not slamming you. You’re totally 150% right. It’s totally the truth. She needs prayer and needs to turn to God and get a new career. If I ever by some miracle chance become famous I will strive to be a light and a role model! Rihanna is just not a good role model. God bless everyone! <3

    2. I think what she did was irresponsible. And I don’t ever want my daughter doing this, even when she is legal drinking age. I hope my daughter will be more responsible and respect her body more. And even if one of her role models do anything like this one day, I hope she 1) knows it’s wrong and 2) know that-that kind of person isn’t someone she should have as a role model. Rihanna should know she is a role model, all celebrities and people in the media are…whether they like it or not.

    3. I really don’t care because it’s none of my business. If people were smart, they’d just not do stupid things in the first place like follow people on twitter who are like that.

      • But it is everyone’s business really. Corruptive stuff like this goes through the media to where everyone can see. It’s like models who pose on magazines in nothing but a bra. I may think that it doesn’t affect me because I don’t read those things, but it does affect me because my little sister might see that and think she has to be like that to be liked. That affects my family and me. Does that make sense?

    4. She is completely lost. She needs guidance and someone to put her back on the right path again. Pray that she will meet someone in her life who draws her back to Jesus. Many celebrities who engage in drug/alchohol abuse are insecure and/or have low self-esteem. Scientific studies have also shown that stress can lead to addiction because if you’re stressed out and want to relax, and you drink/use drugs, a chemical in your brain known as dopemine (gives the feeling of pleasure and reward)is released even more than if your not stressed. So, she needs both emotional and spiritual guidance. She is lost and needs to come home.

    5. I feel sorry for Rihanna. Something is going on with her deep down and she needs help. I believe that her tweets and her actions are a cry for help. When she first came out she was bubbly, and sung happy songs but now her songs are dark. All we can do is pray for her. That’s really all we can do.

    6. I think that it is unacceptable for her to act that way. I personally only listen to Contemporary Christian Music, but many of my classmates listen to Rihanna and it is sad she would do this.

    7. I’d like to say I’d love what you’re saying. When I become 21, I want to drink responsibly, because of God’s instructions and my mom’s advice, because she said getting drunk is so not worth a hangover. I only like Rihanna’s old songs–for example, “Umbrella”–and it’s sad how dark (evil) she’s getting. I think it’s pathetic that she had to brag about getting drunk to 19 million people, but then again, that’s what she does with her music videos that get millions of views on Youtube/Vevo everyday.

      There was a YouTube comment I read and agreed with on one of her older songs that read something like this: “How does she go from this to S & M?” I really agree with this person’s shock–their purpose for posting this–but given the fact that Rihanna is another star who changes to fit popular opinion (and to win their money), it doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s sad that she’s come to this low level. It really is. 🙁

    8. So it was okay for Whitney Houston to glorify cocaine though? Everyone has praised her since her death but in an interview back in the 90s she said she was “above crack” and “crack is whack” and she makes “too much money” to ever do crack. But she would do other drugs. She died because of drugs. But yeah – let’s pick and choose the celebs we role model.

    9. That’s just awful! I plan on NEVER drinking ANY kind of alchohol. I know it’s OK for like one glass at a wedding, but I’m not doing it. Never! Not one sip. It’s just my life choice. <3

    10. i agree with this completly,Rihanna might have talent,she might not,it’s hard to tell in this day and age. i’m 14,i hate her music,her videos are worse,and to be honest,i hate her outfits. there are to many time when i watch a Rihanna video,but when i do,i study it carefuly,and note all of the flaws,which by the end of the video,is the whole video!!! and her additude to miss a flight,and coriography session,and think of it as not a big deal?? that’s out rageous! i’m furious with this!!! and she should really see a professional about her drinking!

    11. i mean, freedom of speech and little kids shouldn’t have twitters anyways. and i blackout all the time when im not drunk like it’ll be like six pm and the next thing i know it’s like 10:30 inn the morning and i have no clue what i did that night. and she could be drinking wine and Jesus did that.

    12. and reading the comments, i know im not the only one that thinks this. i love rihanna and im not going to stop listening to her music just because she got drunk. i mean yolo, you gotta have fun and you can’t act like you’ve never been drunk or high at some point in your life.

      • Some people actually think that in order to have fun, that they need a lot of booze in their body, resulting in regrettable photos being posted on Facebook. Trust me, I seen them taking at both college parties and weddings.

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