“I Can’t Really Say I’m A Role Model”: Rihanna Comments On People Who Criticize Her Lifestyle
If you’ve ever taken a peek at Rihanna’s Instagram account, you would find out what most people already know–she kind of doesn’t give a you-know-what. She’s often snapped in her bikini, beer in hand, blunt burning, half-naked having the time of her life. But in an interview with USA Today recently to promote her Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass collaboration with Mac, she says what people see is not really what she’s all about. It’s just how she behaves in “the moment”:
“I think they think I’m drunk all the time. I think they think I am always partying, that my house is probably a party all the time with tons of people and tons of music and no clothes. I think that’s what they think. I’m actually very laid back. I love watching TV on a big old couch by myself. I love to swim in the ocean or the pool.
It’s in the moment. Even sometimes I go back to my Instagram and I’m like, ‘Did I really post this?’ I never know. One day I would never post this type of picture. A week later, I like this post. It’s when I’m bored. It’s in the moment.”
She does say, however, that she acknowledges that she’s not a role model, and really, that’s not what she’s trying to be. She just wants to live her life, her way, with no restrictions. So for those who judge her, she’s not hearing it.
“I don’t like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them. I can’t really say I’m a role model. I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to sell that,” she says. “I want people to have fun but be responsible, protect themselves and be in control of your life. You can never judge people. I always made that a point. You never know what someone is going through.”
So what do you think when famous celebrities who are seen everywhere doing everything say that they don’t want to be a role model? Is it something that comes with the territory? Or should people stop letting their kids idolize famous folks who have flaws and don’t want to be looked up to anyway?