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Rihanna’s New Music Video

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Just so you know for next time, Rihanna, you’re allowed to take some creative license when you make a music video. Just because the lyrics of the song you’re singing describe shooting a man down in a train station, doesn’t mean you have to act that scene out exactly in the music video.

JESSICA BADER: While I generally prefer music videos that are 100% free of gun violence, there’s something about the way “Man Down” is being criticized that bothers me. A lot of the uproar over the vigilante justice depicted in the video for Rihanna’s latest single is centered around it being Rihanna’s video. Somehow, the performer’s status as a survivor of domestic violence is overwhelming the way we see a music video in which she portrays a woman who is sexually assaulted on her way home from a party and guns down her assailant in a train station the next morning. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Terrible Music Video

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: 13 year old’s “Worst Song Ever” gets 29 million YouTube hits. I
know I keep threatening to move to the moon….and I will continue to do so as long as there are statistics like these on Earth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12784330

Seriously. It’s like Akie said. Nothing truly good can rise to the top when we’re all too busy critiquing a teenager’s use of Autotune in a song about waiting for the school bus. Continue reading

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