By: Steven Underwood
This past week, SNAPCHAT came under fire after featuring a tasteless ad comparing two photos depicting singer/icon Rihanna with the caption: “”Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown.”
Rather than taking person offense, Rihanna’s commentary on the controversy was instead in defense of all survivors of domestic abuse: “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there!” Rihanna stated in a brief Instagram caption. “But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess! I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!”
Chris Brown also responded in an amazingly tactical fashion, through attorney, Mark Geragos. “Whoever posted this at SNAPCHAT needs to be slapped.”
According to Vanity Fair, since the controversy was exposed, the ad has since been taken down and SNAPCHAT has suffered a $800 Million dollar loss: another nail in SNAPCHAT’S growing coffin.
Featured Photo Courtesy of New York Times