I think it’s safe to say that NO ONE wants Rihanna and Chris Brown to get back together. In the wake of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s recent collaborations “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up the Volume”, Jay-Z has made it clear that he doesn’t want RiRi to hang around Breezy, while activists and journalists criticize her for sending the wrong message to young girls everywhere. Chris Brown himself currently has a girlfriend, and thus far has expressed no intention of leaving her; yet the rumors persist, fueled by – what else? – the ever-opinionated Internet.
It would appear that Rihanna is a horrible role model in more ways than one. Not long ago, the “Talk That Talk” singer tweeted, among other controversial pictures, an image of a bag of rice cakes decorated with hoop earrings and sunglasses – which many interpret to be a jab at Chris Brown’s half-Vietnamese girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Karrueche Tran herself
I’d understand if you decide to put Rihanna on your blacklist now, but wait! There’s more! Karrueche isn’t entirely the victim in this situation, either. The self professed model uploaded this video of her buddies and herself a while ago:
It’s difficult to pinpoint in the video what EXACTLY they’re making fun of… but whereas one camp seems to be convinced that Karrueche is hatin’ on Rihanna’s Bajan accent and jumps immediately to Rihanna’s aid in defense against the “ricecake”, the other camp defends Karrueche, largely with the argument that, DUH, she wouldn’t be playing Rihanna in the background if she was hating on Rihanna.. it’s all good, because she’s ONLY making fun of Asian accents.
Y U DISS RIHANNA U RICECAKE!
It's okay, she's ONLY making fun of Asians!
Whatever these celebrities’ true intentions were, they’ve incited waves of blindly devoted fans to racist hate talks on the Internet. I’m not even going to get started on the various references to “rice”, “karaoke”, and “karate” that can be found going through pages of Youtube comments (then again, does ANYONE take Youtube commentors seriously anymore?).
What do you think? Are these celebrities being racist? Or are they simply misunderstood, victims of an obsessed society that scrutinizes their every move..?