Rihanna booted from Irish field for being topless, Britney angers Brits over fake robbery
Across the pond is no place for a pop star these days, after Rihanna was booted from an Irish wheatfield for running around with no top on and Britney Spears was chastised by London politicos for using a prop gun in a staged store robbery two separate video shoots. Like they don't have wheatfields and stores to rob here in the States. Buy American, you guys!
Irish farmer Alan Graham had no idea who Rihanna was when he gave her people permission to shoot a video for We Found Love in his field in Bangor, but when he went to get his tractor and saw her getup (or lack thereof), he politely asked them to get the hell of his property, thank you.
"I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did," he told the BBC. "I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I'm coming from. We shook hands." The shoot included Ri-Ri in a bandanna-like top, but also with nothing on but pasties. We're not going to show you that, so be sure and check out the video here to see what Graham saw.
Britney and her fiance Jason Trawick, meanwhile, were in London to shoot a video for Criminal, only to be told by the local municipal council that acting out a robbery with a fake revolver just doesn't send the right message. "I think she should apologize and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people... for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community," Councillor Ian Rathbone told London Tonight, according to DigitalSpy.com (we can show you images from that video below).
Trawick and Spears were shown running out of a business after holding the place up, toting the gun and duffel bags we can only assume contained cans of Spotted Dick. Apparently they're concerned using a prop gun in a city rocked by days of rioting sends the wrong message. That message being that they understand what their kids like these days.
[Photos: Screen grabs from BBC, YouTube]