A farmer wasn’t too happy with the revealing outfits Rihanna wore on the set of her music video for the brand new single “We Found Love,” so he made it his duty to say something.
Rihanna, who was in Northern Ireland for the shoot, was snapped wearing several bra tops, which exposed large amounts of skin. Alan Graham, the owner of the land where the shoot took place, stepped in after witnessing the “inappropriate” outfits and checked Rihanna.
Graham told BBC: “I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did. I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.”
He continues: “From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos, and I felt it was inappropriate. I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”
It seems Mr. Graham has been hiding out on his farm because he also adds that he didn’t know who Rihanna was when her team asked permission for the filming. “If the name Rihanna had been mentioned, well, no disrespect but it wouldn’t have meant anything.”
Is this a publicity stunt by the farmer?
Rihanna’s fans were recently shocked to hear that one of her music video shoots had been interrupted by a concerned farmer. The Irish farmer, who owned the field where she was shooting the music video for ‘We Found Love’, asked her to cover up as he felt some of her wardrobe choices weren’t appropriate for his family-friendly property.
The incident has caused quite a stir and people have taken sides in this debate. On one hand, many are praising the farmer’s actions – they believe it was right of him to remind Rihanna that there are certain expectations when visiting someone else’s property. On the other hand, others feel he overstepped his boundaries, arguing that it is ultimately Rihanna’s decision what she wears on set.
This article will explore both sides of the argument and take an in-depth look at why this incident may have occurred in the first place. We’ll also examine how Rihanna responded to the situation and consider whether or not similar incidents could happen again with other celebrities working on film sets around the world.
Background Of The Incident
The incident that sparked a controversy between the singer Rihanna and a farmer in Ireland happened while shooting her music video for “We Found Love.” In 2011, during production of the video near Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo, an angry local farmer demanded that she cover up more than what she was wearing at the time. The situation quickly escalated as members of the crew began to argue with him.
Rihanna had been walking around in shorts and a tank top when he made his demands. He felt that since it was so rural out there, his wife and children could have seen her dressed inappropriately which is why he wanted her to wear something different. His family lives close by on property owned by relatives, so naturally this put pressure on him to take action.
The scene created quite a stir amongst locals who witnessed it unfold, but eventually calmed down after both sides agreed to disagree about how appropriate or inappropriate Rihanna’s outfit may have been. In spite of all this drama, the filming went on and ended without further disruption.
Response From Rihanna And Others
Rihanna responded to the incident in a light-hearted manner, tweeting “I’m gonna show you how country I am! #WeFoundLove.” She also posted photos of herself wearing traditional Irish clothing after the altercation had ended. This showed her sense of humor and willingness to compromise with the farmer who had confronted her.
The director of the video, Melina Matsoukas, commented on what happened saying that she thought it was an overreaction by the farmer and added that Rihanna always handled situations like this one with grace. Her attitude during this incident has been praised as well, since she did not start any fights or argue back when asked to cover up more than she already was.
This event sparked many conversations about cultural norms and expectations for women’s dress codes all around Ireland and beyond. Some argued that Rihanna should have known better than to wear such revealing clothes in such rural area while others felt sorry for her being judged for her outfit choice so harshly at such an uncomfortable moment. No matter which side people took, everyone agreed that respect needs to be shown regardless of gender or fashion choices.
The incident of a farmer telling Rihanna to cover up while filming the music video for ‘We Found Love’ sparked a lot of debate. Some argued that everyone should have the right to wear what they want without judgment, while others said there was an element of respect that needed to be taken into account when visiting another person’s property or land.
Rihanna responded by encouraging people not to judge one another and instead focus on understanding each other’s differences. She also reminded her followers that she respects all cultures and traditions from around the world. Her response further highlighted her role as a global figure who promotes inclusion and acceptance regardless of gender, race, religion or any other aspect of someone’s identity.
Ultimately, this incident serves as an important reminder of how much progress still needs to be made in terms of equality and acceptance across the globe. It is essential that we continue fighting for our rights while respecting those of others. We must advocate for greater diversity and inclusion so that everyone can feel safe, respected and accepted no matter their background or beliefs.
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