Rihanna, Tone It Down A Notch! Simulating Sex On-Stage With With A 60-Year-Old Stranger? Ick!

Tue, August 9, 2011 2:30pm EST by 2 Comments

Rihanna sure is a repeat sexual offender!

No stranger to embracing sexual taboos—one of her hit songs, after all, is called “S&M”—the sassy songstress has once again prompted jaws to drop and eyes to stare in disbelief.

This time, the brouhaha follows a concert in Rihanna‘s native Barbados earlier this week, when she pulled a grey-haired sixtysomething male out of the audience onto the stage, and proceeded to give him a raunchy lap dance. She laid on top of him, she straddled him, she simulated sexual activity—while wearing fishnets legs, short shorts and a leather bra.

None of the above is surprising whatsoever obviously: Rihanna is an overtly sexual woman, who incorporates that into her performances.

But the images of Rihanna straddling this man—who I suspect Rihanna may have known, or perhaps knew who invited him—aren’t even fun to look at. I don’t enjoy looking at them, and they’re just icky to see. I’m sure I wouldn’t have been bowled over either, had I been at the concert in-person. No offense to the older-adult set, but few people get off, or see the creative value, in a 23-year-old woman simulating sex with a 60-year-old man on stage.

Sure Rihanna‘s behavior is gratuitous. Um, she’s a performer. But, yet again, she’s entered dangerous territory, whereby her creative expressions cross the line. Case in point: When Rihanna debuted her first—yes, there would be another one—gun tattoo in 2009. It was perceived at the time as sending an uneasy message to her young fans, considering her domestic violence altercation with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was still fresh on people’s minds.

Rihanna needs to be careful and more mindful of her behavior. But, as she articulated to fans after one parents group recently claimed that her “Man Down” video glamorized murder, she’s not in the business of making appeasing the polyanna demographic.  She tweeted, “I’m a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What’s up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I’m just a girl, I can only be your/our voice! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its your job to make sure they dont turn out like US. U can’t hide kids from society or they’ll never learn how to adapt!”

So much for hoping she changes. At the very least, we hope she passes on future on-stage inter-generational simulated sex.

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Posted at 9:29 AM on August 11, 2011  

I know it’s hard to listen to voices that don’t agree with whatever it is that you like to do especially when You’re a celebrity but come on. I get she’s a “Rock star” (as she says it) but there still a way to be sexy and not be trashy. I am not a Beyonce’ fan but I have to give props where they are due…she’s able to be sexy without being trashy (not all the time anyways) and still protray a “rockstar”. As far as Rihanna goes… I still like her for some reason but at the same time I have kind of a love and hate relationship with her. I agree with so many other people that she just needs to tone things down point blank period. If she doesn’t want to listen to that then if she’s goig to continue to be the worlds most famous “stripper” then she can at least be good at that. She’s not even really good at that. Not in my opinion. I’m sure she’s been in a strip club before go back in there Rihanna sit down and take some lessons on how they do it. If you’re going to continue being a “stripper” on stage at least be good at it. That’s all I ask other wise tone it down and find another way to express your “Art”. You can still be ruthless without being so trashy. After a while it goes from being exciting a a bit sexy to just watching out of numbeness and out of disbelief that you’re still stuck in that same old tired place of being a bad stripper on stage. On your next album come back with something fresh. Try actually learning how to dance maybe or play the guitar instead of drums. Leave that to Sheila E.

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Posted at 9:34 AM on August 11, 2011  

Rihanna you’re too beautiful to be where you are. Take a step back, stop listening to all you adoring fans whom will most likely take anything you give them and just consider what some of the other peole are saying. I don’t know about everyone else but I just want you to be a better performer and actually belong there not get there based off of who you’re attached too in the music buisness and all the publicity that surrounds you. I know you have die hard fans that already think you’re the best but just please consider doing better than what you always give.

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