Rihanna tweets about huge roaches & Dominicanos are NOT happy about it
Rihanna may want to think twice before returning to the Dominican Republic anytime soon. The singer recently took to Twitter to slam the island for having roaches "the size of bats" and predictably, people are none too happy about it.
The 25-year-old was reportedly in the Dominican Republic for a stop on her "Diamonds" world tour, when she came across some unwelcome guests. "What de rasshoooolllleee!!! I just get run out my room from a bat, a grasshopper, and a roach de size of a bat!!!" she wrote to her followers on Monday, later adding, "Only in the #DR."
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The comments quickly ignited debate among the Twittersphere, with many taking to their own social media accounts to respond. While some reacted with humor, asking if she "stayed in the bushes," others were definitely not laughing.
"Ignorant, talking about my country, where we open the doors for you to come to this beautiful island," one user wrote, while others pointed out that she herself is from an island (Barbados). Meanwhile, still others accused the pop star, who isn't exactly shy about her marijuana use, of being high and having hallucinations.
Ah, Rihanna. It wouldn't be a day in the life if she wasn't stirring up some sort of controversy. I guess I can sorta, kinda see why some people would be angered, particularly by the "only in DR" part of the statement. After all, every city has its version of roaches, insects, etc., so it's a little unfair of her to call one specific place out for it--especially since she's in the public eye and her tweet will be seen by millions of people.
At the same time, I do think people are taking her statements a little too personally. It's clear that she didn't set out to offend anyone and though she should've known better than to say that on social media, it is Rihanna we are talking about here. We all know she has a tendency to do things without necessarily putting much thought into. I'm not saying that's a good excuse, but considering the source ... I think it's safe to say of all the stunts she's ever pulled, this is probably her most innocuous.
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