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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.


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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