“Being raised in Barbados apparently left Rihanna clueless about the offensive nature of the word “c**t”.”
… Ace ShowBiz Mag
Will somebody, anybody – BTA, PM Stuart – please fire the girl?
submitted by BFP reader”Zing”, with Cliverton
Barbados is an upscale tourism and offshore investment destination. Our potential tourists and investment clients will surely realise that we’re a classy place because – according to Barbados Tourism Authority spokesperson Rihanna – we normally address each other using the “C” word.
As in (and I quote Rihanna) “Hey Cunt, get over here.”
We at Barbados Free Press always thought that Rihanna was the wrong choice for a Barbados Tourism Authority representative because the demographic that appreciates her music and public persona is not the upscale demographic we hope to attract to Barbados. Our country (or is that “cuntry”?) can’t be competitive in mass-market tourism and Rihanna as our spokesperson doesn’t resonate with the folks who have money… or class. Do we really need more proof?
We get all excited that Rihanna is doing the cover for British Vogue, and then she uses the “C” word in one of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines and makes it worse by saying that “cunt” is representative of how Bajans normally address folks in classy Barbados.
Black Bajans speak that way, according to Rihanna. She says that whites want to see her behave as a role model, while most black Bajans are happy to call each other cunts.
Classy, Rihanna – but count me out and, I suspect, count out the majority of other black Bajans too.
Please. Mr. Prime Minister, Barbados Tourism Authority… it’s time. Please.
The sooner the better.
Rihanna announces she doesn’t want to be a role model. Then why did she agree to be our BTA spokesperson and Culture and Youth Ambassador?
Being raised in Barbados apparently left Rihanna clueless about the offensive nature of the word “c**t”. Addressing her use of the foul word in the November issue of British Vogue, the “Only Girl (In the World)” hitmaker defended herself as saying, “That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans.”
“You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that’s the way we use the c-word,” the 23-year-old singer continued to explain. “When I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, ‘Hey, c-nt,’ until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never know.”
In the interview, Riri also said that being a role model was never part of her plan. “See, people – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead,” she complained. “The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”
… from the Ace ShowBiz article Rihanna Defends Use of C-Word, Claims It’s Common in Barbados