Rihanna Tells Fans To Delete Snapchat For Mocking Domestic Violence Victims

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Pop singer Rihanna criticized Snap Inc. for running an ad that asked users to decide whether they wanted to slap her or punch Chris Brown, saying it made a joke of her history as a victim of domestic violence.

Snapchat removed the ad, which was placed by a mobile-gaming company, and apologized, saying it was a mistake. The Los Angeles-based company didnโ€™t immediately have further comment on Rihannaโ€™s criticism. Snap stock fell almost 5 percent.

โ€œNow Snapchat I know you already know you ainโ€™t my fav app out there,โ€ she wrote Thursday in an Instagram story, โ€œbut Iโ€™m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess! Iโ€™d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ainโ€™t that dumb!โ€

She said Snap let down victims of domestic violence, which she experienced while dating Brown in 2009. โ€œShame on you.โ€

Snap shares slid 4.8 percent to $17.07 at 12:50 p.m. in New York. Rihannaโ€™s note was the latest round of celebrity criticism of Snapchat, an app that lets people send photos and messages that disappear. Reality-TV star Kylie Jenner earlier this year criticized a redesign of the app.

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