Is it just me, or is this ad that popped up on my Snapchat extremely tone deaf? Like what were they thinking with this? pic.twitter.com/7kP9RHcgNG— Royce Mann (@TheRoyceMann) March 12, 2018
Snapchat is coming under fire for a new ad that asks users, "Would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?"
The ad, for a game called "Would You Rather?", featured photos of the two singers and asked users if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown."
RiRi herself took to social media to slam the promo. "Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fave app out there!" she wrote. "But I'm just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess. I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb! You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to [domestic violence] victims and made a joke of it...Throw the whole app-ology away."
Chris Brown pleaded guilty in 2009 to assaulting Rihanna during an argument when they were dating.
While other Snapchat users have since vowed to delete the app, Brown's attorney Mark Geragos tells Us Weekly, "They should change their name from Snapchat to Tone Deaf," Meanwhile, a Snapchat rep said Wednesday in a statement, "The advert was reviewed and approved in error...We immediately removed the ad last weekend once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened."
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