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Rihanna, Chris Brown fight inspires abuse PSA



After several studies have shown that lots of very stupid teenagers are blaming Rihanna for allegedly getting beaten like a rented mule by boyfriend Chris Brown, has released a PSA to combat dating violence. Oh good, something else for teens to ignore.

The video, shown above, re-enacts the incident, using a narrator who reads the police report from the Feb. 8 incident while a young (white) couple argue. It directs viewers to the group's Web site and offers free bracelets -- one blue, two black to represent the one in three abusive relationships.

"We didn't want to be overdramatic," Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer of, told the AP. "Our goal was not to shoot a Lifetime TV movie. ... There was no need to sensationalize things. It was bad enough."

Indeed, it's pretty graphic, especially when it shows the guy putting her in a headlock and biting her ear, then her fingers when she tries to gouge his eyes out.How would that be her fault again?


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:28am]


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