Snapchat Apologizes For Ad Referencing Rihanna's Domestic Violence Assault - Rihanna Responds


He later accepted a plea deal that included almost five years of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling.

"I know you know you ain't my fav app out there!" Rihanna may have the same effect as fans are already claiming to delete the app after she called on everyone to do so in her post.

Yeah, that's an actual thing that the company had made and put on the app. Hundreds of users took to social media to complain about the tone-deaf ad, which is obviously incredibly offensive because of the domestic violence incident that took place between Rihanna and Chris Brown in 2009.

Snapchat removed the ad earlier this week and released an apology, saying, "The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines". "We are sorry that this happened", the spokesperson said in a statement.

Rihanna - pictured here in 2017 - has blasted Snapchat after a "Would You Rather" ad appeared on the app asking users to "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown". In 2009, Brown infamously assaulted Rihanna during an argument while they were dating, which he later pleaded guilty to. "Bad that any company would approve this", Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

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Rihanna posted a statement on Thursday about the incident on her Snapchat account. In Apple's App Store, several reviewers criticised "Would You Rather?!" for posing questions about rape.

"You let us down!" she ended.

This comes at a particularly hard time for the company, after its shares lost about $1.5 billion in market value in February after social media celebrity Kylie Jenner, who has over 105 million Instagram followers, tweeted that she did not like Snapchat's redesign.

The social media platform said it was not directly affiliated with the mobile video game, and that it has blocked its ad for violation of Snapchat's advertising policies.

The stock price similarly fell last month after Kylie Jenner, told her 24.5 million Twitter followers that she wasn't using Snapchat all that much.