I love social media and apps and all that shit, but I’ve always hated Snapchat. I hate all the stupid filters and I hate people who use Snapchat filters as their profile pictures or in “selifes” because, bitch, you don’t look anything like that. Needless to say, I do not have Snapchat.
Rihanna called Snapchat out this week, but unlike me, she did it for more serious reasons than hating girls that constantly making themselves look like puppies on the internet because of this stupid fucking app.
Snapchat had some dumb “Would you rather” game on their app and one of the questions was would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown? Basically everyone and their mom thought this was in poor fucking taste and completely tone deaf given that Chris Brown and Rihanna had a famously volatile relationship that resulted in him beating the shit out of her back in 2009.
Making everyone look like weird alien versions of themselves on social media is one thing, making light of domestic violence is another.
Rihanna took to our mutual favorite app, Instagram, to call out Snapchat for being dumb af. Rihanna wrote:
Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! 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 DV victims and made a joke of it. This isn’t about my personal feelings, cause I don’t have much of them…but all the women, children, and men that have been victims of DV in the past and especially the ones who haven’t made it out yet…You let us down! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.
Since Rihanna’s response was release, Snapchat has reportedly lost close to $1 in revenue, which comes just a little over a week since Kylie Jenner since she was kind of over Snapchat which cost the app over a billion dollars.
Basically, Snapchat is failing to amuse Rihanna or the Jenners right now, so it’s quickly going to become #dead to millenials reeeeeeal soon. Way to go, Snapchat. You had two jobs: Don’t make light of domestic violence and keep Kylie Jenner looking cute in selfie videos. Way to fuck that up.