Those of us who've always suspected Rihanna might be a mean girl got proof this week. Remember that iconic green jumpsuit she wore a couple years ago? One teen was so inspired by the look, she recreated it for her Hollywood-themed prom -- but the star was not so gracious in her response. When 16-year-old Alexis Carter posted photos of her Rihanna-inspired jumpsuit, Riri reposted it side-by-side with a photo of herself with the hashtag #PromBat. And a sad-face emoticon! Now why would she do something like that?
In case you're wondering, "IG" means "Instagram." As in, Rihanna's Glorious Perfect Instagram Photo vs. what happens with the sad regulars try and copy the look in real life. So that sure looks like a slam -- and to erase any doubt, the frown. Come on! Was that really necessary? How is this going to make Alexis feel?
"I was very offended," Alexis told Fox Baltimore. "Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing. The poses was different but the outfit wasn't."
But Rihanna wasn't done having fun at Alexis' expense. She then posted the photo of Alexis next to to the WuTang logo with the caption, "She gets it."
She gets it pic.twitter.com/DCqsvPXAjk— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 9, 2014
Oh Rihanna. This is just not what celebs do, mocking their fans in public like this. It's almost like Rihanna is threatened by Alexis' tribute, like somehow her pristine coolness was being tarnished by association. Not only does Rihanna look mean, she also looks insecure.
Or maybe Rihanna's taking out her sore feelings over her rumored semi-split with Drake. (Because he "loves her too much?" What the hell. That line smells of horsepucky.) A breakup is not a good excuse -- but it could be an explanation. Fighting with Drake may have left Riri feeling all Ms. Sourpants.
And what did that jab get Rihanna? We caught a glimpse at what could be her icky insides, the insecurity she may harbor, her cruel sense of humor, her lack of empathy, maybe some hurt feelings, too. She lost fans and respect. C'mon, Rihanna, you're better than that. I guess this is a reminder for all of us -- sometimes a joke comes at too high a price. Sometimes it's just not worth it.
Are you surprised that a celeb at Rihanna's level would be this cruel to a fan?
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