R-Kelly did a video where he hid out in a man’s closet with a loaded gun after sleeping with his wife and America ate it up as entertainment. Rihanna kills a man who violently rapes her on her music video and the country jumps to cut her throat with “how dare you”. I have one question, is it really all about the kids or is it that she’s a chick with a gun that bothers people so much? Is it apples to oranges when I wonder why the pedobear R-Kelly is applauded for music video violence while Rihanna is getting tarred and feathered?
I’m asking you parents out there because it is the same ideology of “what about the kids!” that led to over 30 bitter comments on the Axe Ball Cleaner Commercial that I posted on here back in January of 2010. Do we lack the capacity to side with victims that fight back in this country (bear with me) or is it just Rihanna? I have to ask because whenever something pops up we are loathe to believe that someone had malicious intent… unless their name is Casey Anthony. In the video that spawned this article, a woman was raped and she retaliated with deadly force. In my book I want to shake her hand and tell her “job well done” but based on the internet and some random parent organization, Rihanna is now labeled an attention-whore and gangster for doing it. Whose logic is this? Sarah Palin’s? Probably not since Sarah’s down for the gun play, but the logic makes you wonder.
People are hypocrites when it comes to an eye for an eye. Most will act like angels that are intolerant to all violence even when it’s warranted but when it hits home they’re the first to put a whole clip into the attacker. Consider this: On HBO’s The Sopranos there was a terrible scene where Mob boss Tony’s psychiatrist Dr. Melfy is accosted and raped on the stairs of her very own office after hours. A few days of recovery later she recognizes her attacker working in a Fast Food Restaurant… she never tells Tony. I can recall so many pacifists who watched the show as religiously as I did begging her onscreen to tell Tony. We all know what would have happened to that guy if Tony (the same guy who Garoted a man with a wire to death) had found out about it. To me that’s no different than this video except that Rihanna shot the rapist herself instead of calling on a killer to do it for her. Am I wrong in this?
It’s for arguments like this that I tell people that it’s more about you being conservative than it is your kid’s well-being. Personally if you rape somebody man or woman you deserve a hole in your chest or head, that’s just how I see it. So I applaud Rihanna on this video and I applaud any victim that bears fangs and punishes their attacker. This is one man that isn’t down with something as vicious and violent as rape being up for argument from ideological people. If I had a daughter and you raped her guess what? BADABING! That’s what.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.