Rihanna may not have been on hand at Sunday’s (Nov. 20) American Music Awards to accept her nod in person, but that didn’t the pop diva from making headlines. RiRi is facing criticism in both the U.K. and France thanks to a couple of recent daring (?) choices.
On Sunday, Rihanna appeared on the U.K. version of “The X Factor” wearing a plaid pinafore dress and (as described by MTV) “clunky punk shoes” with writing — including the words “F*** Off” — written on them. The show, according to the Daily Telegraph, received viewer complaints.
But, a show rep tells the newspaper: “There were no close up shots of Rihanna’s shoes. We believe the performance was suitable.”
Meanwhile, across the English channel, France has banned Ri’s “We Found Love” video from being played before 10 p.m. Officials at the ominoously-named Supreme Audiovisual Council have deemed it inappropriate — thanks to drug use, sexual content and depictions of domestic violence.