We Can’t Make This Stuff up: Writer Says Rihanna’s Fashion Sense ‘Invites Rape’

Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Hate her or love her, Rihanna is one of the biggest pop stars of the current music generation. The singer has the kind of star power that makes it easy for her to sell out a MAC lipstick in three hours, perform at sold out stadium shows, and she can belt out hit after hit and make it look easy in the process. Sure, Rihanna isn’t cookie cutter when it comes down to her image, but many would have to think it’s her bad girl ways that have made her such a polarizing figure. Her fans love the fact that she will hit someone in the face with a mic for grabbing her in the middle of a performance, and her critics just loathe that she sometimes reportedly shows up two hours late to her concerts and gets on with the show like it shouldn’t even be an issue. However, when it comes to the role model conversation, even Rihanna and most of her fans agree that it’s just not her lane. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to place that responsibility on her.

In a recent article, writer Liz Jones for the Daily Mail seems to suggest that Rihanna’s choice of clothes warrant rape. In a recent piece in which Jones slams Rihanna for not being a good role model, she writes words many are baffled a woman would even dare her computer keys to type. When discussing Rihanna’s influence on her millions of Instagram followers, she writes:

Most of these ‘followers’, of course, are young girls. Those same girls, some as young as eight or nine, have been packing out her concerts at Twickenham this month, as part of her sell-out UK tour.

They writhe and pout along to her suggestive lyrics in a disturbing mimicry of adult sexuality.

(Pictures of Rihanna’s dance moves were too explicit to print in a family newspaper.)

Of course, these little girls don’t realise there is anything wrong with what they are doing — they just want to copy the chart-topping star — who this year became the first singer ever to have had ten No.1 singles in the U.S. Billboard Chart. But if only she could be a better role model for young women.

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.


We have to say, we think her words were very irresponsible for a woman writing about Rihanna’s lack of responsibility as a role model to young women. But what do you think…was the writer out of line? And can a woman’s clothing “invite rape?” Speak on it in the comment section below. It’s been a while since we had a discussion anyway.

Interestingly enough, these are the words from the writer Rihanna dragged on her Instagram account yesterday.


  1. I get she doesn’t like Rihanna, but does she even like women? Because only an individual who hates women would suggest we bring rape on ourselves.

    1. “but does she even like women? Because only an individual who hates women would suggest we bring rape on ourselves.”<<<<< THIS.

  2. The sad thing is she really believes what a woman wears can invite rape. And this is the same woman who claimed Rihanna is the bad role model. But how is she a good role model telling women they deserve to be raped if they wear certain clothes?

  3. And this is the hypocrisy I’m talking about when it comes to people telling Rihanna she should be a good role model. Usually those people aren’t good people themselves!

    1. It’s always been like that. People want Rihanna to be a better person than they are themselves. The f-ck? LOL.

  4. No woman deserves to be raped period. This writer needs some serious help. She just set women back by hundreds of years.

  5. This is just sick. And the scary thing is that this is how most rapist think! They think a woman is deserving of rape because of what she wears. This is ridiculous.

  6. At least her stupidity is out in the open. I know at this point not to accept what she says without giving it thought first.

  7. I can’t believe a female “journalist” would write this. How can anyone INVITE rape? Didn’t Serena just get blasted for making similar comments about that drunken girl partying with the football team? I wonder who is going to stand up on behalf of RiRi.

  8. God is real. Satan is real. I came to earth to save people from religion, i was against religion. Religion was/is used to make harsh unattainable rules to oppress and depress people into submission for power. Just practices dry with no essence and real evidence or power. God is love I am love, the answer is not religion it is relationship. God walked in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve for relationship, Sin separate us, but I came to sacrifice my life to build that bridge to God for man, and I am coming back again 🙂 Love you all.

    There are spirits and attaches itself with our actions and thinking. If you give a poor man something to eat, there is a spirit of giving that fills you with peace and happiness when you give from a good heart/ mind. If you give a poor man poison food to eat, there is a spirit that follows that fills you with evil, lust corruption because your heart is wicked, hardened and cold. As a man thinks of himself so does he become, what you put on and wear you then become what you draw in will make residence in your spirit they will consume unless stopped.

    You may not invite Rape, but if you walk down a dark alley with precious jewelry shining in the darkness while you are blindfolded, robbers will come and see your jewels shining brightly and take them. The dark alley is this corrupted world, your precious jewelry is your naked body (priceless) shining (defenseless little or no clothes on) blindfolded (naive). The robbers are the sick people (or tempted people) you have no control over to come and take the innocence of your generation (rape of body, of mind)

    Love yourselves and others, how to love? Respect yourselves and use wisdom so you don’t lead yourselves and your little ones astray into the hands of wolves. Love you 🙂

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