Yesterday, writer Liz Jones published an article for DailyMail titled “Pop’s Poisonous Princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna’s toxic role model for her army of young fans.” In the article, Jones talked about when she first met Rihanna and that the pop star was relentlessly determined to be on the cover of Vogue.
This is quite amusing Rihanna rips in to the Daily Mail's Liz Jones on Instagram for calling her a 'toxic role model' http://t.co/YMwMk22nH4
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) June 25, 2013
Jones then brings up Rihanna’s dangerous relationship for Chris Brown and scolds the star for not using her beating as an opportunity to be a “poster girl for young women escaping abusive relationships.” Jones mocks Rihanna’s River Island clothing line, rants about Rihanna’s “fascination with guns”, and criticizes her younger fans saying:
They writhe and pout along to her suggestive lyrics in a disturbing mimicry of adult sexuality.
Jones also didn’t like the way Rihanna promoted her song Diamonds.
Promoting her single, Diamonds, in December 2012 she posts a ‘selfie’, rolling diamond rocks in a cigarette paper. She clearly has money to burn.
The worst is when Jones really goes for the throat.
I don’t care if she has the voice of an angel and is self-made, feisty and confident. All these qualities pale to nothing when we know she went back to her abusive boyfriend, Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting her in 2009; that she promotes drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least.
But, you didn’t think our RiRi would take this all lying down did you? Just minutes ago, our beloved and “feisty” Rihanna took to Twitter and Instagram showing her disdain for the writer and her article.
Rihanna sticks up for herself and fires back immediately.
LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more… http://t.co/T4knLMNKjC
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 25, 2013
More personal Rihanna-hating quotes from Jones in this written attack on RiRi include:
I wish she’d stop infecting our High Streets with her gun tattoos, her false nails and fake hair, her bogus bad-ass shenanigans that try to portray her as ‘real’, as ‘street’, as her own person, as strong and single-minded.
And, how about this one?
This poisonous pop princess should come with a government health warning.
I’d say Jones got off light.