Rihanna responds to Snapchat's "slap Rihanna" ad

Calvin Saunders
March 17, 2018

Rihanna found that an ad on the app posed a "Would You Rather?" question of either slapping Rihanna or punching Chris Brown.

Rihanna took to Instagram to call out Snapchat for the shockingly thoughtless advert, especially given the history of domestic violence in her relationship with Chris Brown. "Throw the whole app-oligy (sic) away".

Rihanna isn't the biggest fan of Snapchat and she made that very clear.

Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, got into an altercation with Brown, 28, when they were dating.

Brown was sentenced to five years of probation following the assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 which took place hours before they were due to perform at the Grammy Awards.

Snap issued an apology, calling the ad "disgusting" and saying it should never have appeared on the service.

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The ad appeared to be a vile reference to Rihanna's relationship with rapper Chris Brown, which ended with him being convicted for assaulting her in his vehicle back in 2009. It was for a mobile video game called "Would You Rather", which is now blocked from advertising on Snapchat.

In the statement it said: "We are so sorry we made the awful mistake of allowing it through our review process".

The social media platform told BBC News that it published the ad "in error" and removed it last weekend, as soon as it was made aware of its mistake.

On Thursday (March 15), the pop star shared a statement in her Instagram Story in response to the tasteless ad.

As yet, Snapchat haven't made an official comment regarding Rihanna's post. Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

According to MarketWatch, Snapchat shares fell 4.7% to $17.02 Thursday, hitting an intraday low of $16.91.

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