Rihanna Accused of Cyberbullying Teen Fan Over "Prom Bat" Outfit

Rihanna is accused of helping cyberbullies tease a young girl on Twitter. Oh RiRi noooooooo, screams my heart from deep inside me.

Alexis Carter, a 16-year-old Baltimore high school student, wanted to pay homage to Rihanna for her school's Hollywood-themed prom. She wore a homemade version of one of the pop star's most famous red carpet looks for her Hollywood-themed prom. When she posted pictures to social media they quickly went viral. She was taunted by cyberbullies who used the hashtag #PromBat to mock her outfit, which is pathetic but unfortunately what we've come to expect from assholes on the Internet.

It got worse when the person who inspired Carter to make the outfit jumped on the bandwagon to make fun of her, though:


But what was, perhaps, most disturbing to Alexis was a tweet from her now former idol, Rihanna, who posted a photo of herself wearing the dress (with caption "IG") alongside a photo of Alexis in her dress (with caption "Real Life") and a sad face. In another tweet, Rihanna posted a photo of the teen alongside the bat-like logo of the Wu-Tang clan.

As you can imagine, after this the shitshow visited upon Carter got a whole lot worse. Rihanna has 35 million followers on Twitter and most of them are willing to act like total jackasses if they think it might help get her attention.

What's strangest to me in all of this is I remember how many jokes people made about Rihanna when she wore the original outfit. People either loved it or hated it with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Either she doesn't remember all the haterade the outfit received, she didn't know about it in the first place (another case of celebrity bubble syndrome) or didn't give a fuck about it (WITH RIHANNA ALWAYS GO WITH THAT OPTION). I don't know. The mysteries of Rihanna's social media whims are like the Nazca Lines. We may never fully understand them. [Fox Baltimore]


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Now we will all watch one of my favorite videos and songs of all time, Steve Perry's "Oh Sherrie." This song is so good, man. So freaking good.

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