Cold-Blooded: Rihanna Catches Heat For Posting Pic Comparing Instagram Follower/Hater To A Goat

May 6, 2013  |  

For all the full-time Internet trolls out there, let this be a warning to you: If there’s one celebrity you might not want to go after, especially through their social media accounts that they clearly have control over, it’s probably Rihanna.

According to VIBE, the singer and wannabe “gangsta” was minding her business, posting her usual variety of photos to her Instagram. One of these photos just so happened to be of Ri with one of her family members, so you would hope these type of photos would be off-limits to the haters.

No dice.

A follower who clearly wasn’t a fan commented on the picture saying, “I swear everyone in Rihanna’s family looks like they’re retarded… Must be the drugs and alcohol!”
Like most trolls, this follower assumed that she wasn’t going to see it and that she could just get a few Navy stans riled up, but the singer herself caught wind of the comment and went on attack mode.
She went to the woman’s Instagram profile, grabbed a photo of her, put it side-by-side with a goat and posted it to her profile with the following caption:

“Can you spot the 3 things that are different in these pics? Chile, it’s time to privatize that account!”

Ouch. In the end, the young woman privatized her account, because we’re sure the stans were trying to do some research on her and be ugly, and as for Rihanna, she would later delete the photo of the young woman next to the goat. But alas, what’s done on the Internet always comes to light.

While the young woman shouldn’t have said that a member of the singer’s family looks “retarted,” and even if she deserved some sort of tongue-lashing, at the same time, Rihanna needs to be above going toe-to-toe with these folks. We all do it once or twice out of frustration, but we know this isn’t the first time she’s done so on her Instagram and Twitter. And with all of her often fanatic/crazed followers, she was, in a way, setting this woman up to get verbally attacked by hundreds of people. All in all, everybody needs to do better.

So, to you, is this a form of cyber-bullying? Or are people overreacting?

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  • Pau

    Bullying! And Justin bieber does it too! Artist should know how many people obsess over them and how much influence they have. If they don’t like someone and make that public obviously that person will get threats, they need to be more responsible.

  • chele

    bahahahhaha….don’t start nothing you cant finish….

  • I thought it was hilarious!

  • childofjesusrose

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  • childofjesusrose

    Please what Rihanna did was right! stop judging her you would the same thing if it happened to you SMH!!!

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  • Moni

    If I was Rihanna it wouldnt bother me what some ugly acting troll said about me or my peeps I know the truth. In the name of Tamar Braxton my life is fabulous. Giving internet hell trolls attention is what they want, what if nobody responds to them? It makes them feel worthless when nobody responds. To them their inflammatory posts are a tool to get high off responses. MN needs to write how to end trolling.

  • Um, doesn’t Rihanna “sing” like a goat though???

  • Child_Puhleez

    When, oh WHEN will this cheap, non-talented slore’s 15 mins be up?!

  • Rachelle

    Celebrities are human too. Why does Rihanna have to be the bigger person and ignore when this girl clearly was attacking her personally. Improud of Ri for fighting back. I hope that stays as a lesson to anyone who thinks celebrities should turn the other cheek and cry behind close doors. Good for you Rihanna! If you’re going to attack my family be prepared for the outcome.

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    That girl got EXACTLY what she deserved! You don’t talk about people family and don’t expect no consequences

  • Saying someone is retarded is not cool! That word is up there with ni***r and fa***t. Not cool… She got what she deserved. And people forget, celebrities are human first, with human emotions.

  • that chick deserved it! she shouldn’t have came for RiRi.

  • Shay n Scrappy 4 ever! Lmao

    Yeah it was cyber-bullying… Rih you too old to be doing all that. however, she came at your fam wrong and your fam came back at her twice as strong. the navy too, but that was gonna happen even if her cousin didnt get at the girl. bottom line when it comes down to cyber bullying the stans make it worst by puttin their 2 cents in.

  • mac

    You can tell this girl simply lacks happiness in her life.

    You sell out shows, you’ve broken records, done more magazine spreads than you can count, basically achieved the height of success in the pop music industry.

    Yet somehow the comment of a complete stranger on the internet can rattle your cage that much, to make you stoop down to the level of a troll?

    If only money could buy class….or at least some maturity.

    • Guest360

      I was about to say the same thing. Rihanna is just an unhappy soul. For someone who has everything, she definitely spends a great deal of time reading the negative and commenting. Though in this particular instance, I’m not going to down her for the goat picture. The girl was dead wrong for talking about how her family looks so she deserved someone to talk about hers. But really? Rihanna should have ignored it. If you’re at peace with yourself and your family, the hateful words people have to say to you would roll off your back with no worries. Yeah she got her back but at what cost? She’s just a sad person. I feel sorry for her.

      • mac

        Couldn’t have said it better.

        It’s probably opening a can of worms bringing Beyonce into this, but I will. This girl has been called everything short of the devil himself (or not so short). But you’ll never see or hear a response (*waits for someone to bring up Bow Down*)

        Matter of fact, most celebs are blind to the BS. They understand what comes with the territory.

        I understand it can hit a nerve when someone talks about your family, because heaven knows I’ll catch a case for mine, but in a position like the one she’s in, you have to be above such childish antics.

        • Well all of these comments would apply to NIcki Minaj too. She needs to stop with the childishness too.

    • Rachelle

      This is different, the girl attacked her family. The girl did not attack Rih,s professional life, She attacked her family. And that is a low blow. Even the pope would have gotten upset. Some things are meant to be dealt with not walk away from, and this incidence is clearly one of them. This girl thought shewas being funny, but joke’s on her.

      • mac

        Even the pope would’ve gotten upset, but would he have dignified it with a response as she did? There’s a difference.

        Not everything deserves a reaction.

        • Exactly. She should just block the people and move on. There’s no response needed.

    • MLS2698

      But that’s just it….. money and sold out shows don’t bring happiness. There are lots of rich, miserable people. And maybe more-so than people who have less. Also, there are plenty of ” successful ” people who have empty, unfulfilled hearts. IJS

  • Shar Chillzz

    Fan and Stans don’t have power over celebrities!

    • TRUTH IS

      Celebs have no power

  • Guest

    Two things : 1, the girl was dead wrong for insulting Rihanna’s family. People should learn not to go after family members who have done absolutely nothing wrong.
    And 2, who in their right mind still follows Rihanna on twitter or whatever?

  • Ellen

    I know the girl cyber bullied rih but rihrih knows her stans are ride or die and she knows her power on social networks, so I personally believe rih n her cuz should have it alone. I swear this girl gon privatise evrrythang.#Dontphuckswitrihnavy

  • Ugh

    The girl looks like a goat and Rihanna sounds like a goat when she sings…. So.yeah

    • ChiTown Princess

      *dead*! RihRih does sound like one, LMFAO!

  • Trisha_B

    She came for family, she is in the wrong. I saw that Rihanna commented on the picture & stated the girl is always coming at her crazy & she ignored it, buts totally different when you come for her family. What the girl was doing was cyber bullying. The cousin she was talking about is a beautiful chocolate thing & didnt deserve that. Plus we know Rihannas dad a problem w/ drugs & alcohol so it probably hit a soft spot. Hope it was a lesson learned for that girl. Watch who you come for b/c im sure she wouldnt come for someone & their family like that on the streets

  • MLS2698

    Baaaaaaaa!(goat talk for Lol!). That’s what you get!

    • I just fell out my chair!!!!!!!!!! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

      • MLS2698

        For real tho’, she better be quiet before somebody starts calling her an albino-lookin’ goat when she has no make-up on. And she’s got that same lazy eye as her daddy, too! Damn! I hope she don’t come after me next!

  • pickneychile

    I’m sorry but HAHAHAAA!!! Rihanna is a mess but she does make me laugh sometimes. This is one of those times. The girl had to know she was going to play the mess out of her.


    All crazy people!