A few days ago myself and Fashionista101 were discussing the trend that seems to be taking shape in the wake of the brutal attack Rihanna is reported to have been dealt by her boyfriend, singer Chris Brown. Up until now, image wise, Rihanna was known as a pretty average chick. I never heard her referred to as bitchy, catty or fesisty- until after this Sunday’s attack- and all in an attempt in my opinion, to blame her for what happened. Rarely was Rihanna’s hailing from the Caribbean even mentioned in most articles about her. Yes, it has been reported that the singer was from Barbados, but never have her native roots been used against her in a negative way and never has she been considered a “wild and unruly woman”- that is until now.
Few if any people seem to be holding Chris accountable for his actions on Sunday night. Rihanna has been accused of ‘setting him off” by giving him herpes (yeah right), being jealous of his female fans, and just “mouthing off” too much.
The most evil however of all the tricks being used to keep Chris accountability free is the idea being put out there that (Black) Island women are evil loud mouths who are too aggressive and simply don’t know their place. Simply put, had Rihanna just STFU when Chris probably told her to- she wouldn’t have a busted lip, bloody nose and those darn bite marks.
And sadly, it is Black websites and bloggers who are making these excuses for Chris, while trying to tarnish Rihanna in the process. Luckily, not all blogs are following this trend. Brown Sista clearly is not and sista site Afrobella is speaking out against this evil as well.