Rihanna is facing a tide of backlash after she admitted to still “loving” her ex Chris Brown in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Bajan songstress opened up about her true feelings towards her ex for the first time after he assaulted her back in 2009 on Oprah’s Next Chapter, which aired last night.
In a 12-minute section of the interview, RiRi spoke about having mixed feelings for the ‘Turn Up The Music’ singer and gradually learning how to forgive him for his vicious assault on her three years ago.
According to police reports, Brown was said to have “punched the star in the face, smashed her head against a car window and bitten her.”
However, charities for women’s abuse victims, have blasted the Roc Nation singer for giving a glossy interview on such a sensitive matter.
The Indepedent quoted one charity as saying RiRi’s interview was “reducing savage attacks to the seriousness reserved for kiss-and-make-up stories in glossy magazines.”
While women’s campaigner Erin Pizzey, said: “This sends out a very dangerous message to teenagers that roller-coaster relationships with violence-prone personalities are edgy and exciting.”
“They’re not. The relationship is toxic and unhealthy. Both are in need of help and that is the message that young people should be receiving.”
Do you think Rihanna is sending out the wrong message by speaking about Chris in her Oprah interview?