BET is standing firm on not censoring the Rihanna video for “Man Down” despite outcry from an angry group of parents about its content.
Rihanna’s new video features a “brutal murder scene,” and it’s kind of refreshing that the network is placing Rihanna’s artistic integrity over the wishes of a group of parents to censor everyone‘s viewing options. TMZ got a statement from BET on the issue:
A rep for BET tells us the network refuses to pull the video — explaining, BET “has a comprehensive set of standards and guidelines that are applied to all of our content. The Rihanna ‘Man Down’ video complied with these guidelines and was approved for air.”
While it’s understandable the parents group doesn’t want kids watching the clip, I’d like to share with concerned parents the strategy I use at home to prevent my children from watching this kind of content- I don’t let my kids watch violent Rihanna videos. It has like, a 100% success rate.
Do you think that networks should add or remove content based on the wants of a few people? Would you like to see Rihanna’s “Man Down” banned from TV?