Rihanna calls columnist a ‘sad sloppy menopausal mess’

Rihanna has taken to social media to fire back at the Daily Mail‘s Liz Jones for dismissing her as a poor role model. The columnist wrote a piece on Monday, calling Rihanna a “poisonous pop princess” for “drug-taking, drinking and the sort of fashion sense on stage that surely invites rape at worst, disrespect at least.” On Tuesday, Rihanna posted an unflattering mug shot-esque photo of Jones on her Instagram with a mini rant defending herself. The rant looks like a journalist’s worst nightmare, with grammar completely thrown out of the window. Never one to censor herself, Rihanna wrote: “LOL!!!! My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here’s a toxic tip: don’t be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! What’s all this about hair and nails and costumes and tattoos?? ….That shit ain’t clever!!! That shit ain’t journalism! That’s a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!!”

After claiming she never wants to be considered a role model, Rihanna gave another blow to Jones’ integrity as a journalist: “Toxic was cute, Poisonous Pop Princess had a nice ring to it, just a lil wordy! And P.S. my first American Vogue cover was in 2011…APRIL!!!” Ouch! For someone who claims not to care about what others think of her lifestyle, her response suggests otherwise. ~Alfonso Espina

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  1. Janez • June 27, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

    Rihanna ….thank you for showing us the wrong way, so we don’t have to make the same mistake and sell our true gold within for the twinkling non-ascending riches of man. I avoid your pitfall and keep my body toxic free for the ascension.
    EARTH, IN KEEPING WITH IT’S POLARITY AND DUALITY, OFFERS US TWO METHODS OF EXIT FOR LEAVING EARTH.
    THE OLD TECHNOLOGY OF DEATH AND THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF SUSPENDED ANIMATION, IN WHICH WE LEAVE OUR BODY BY SEPARATING IT FROM THE SOUL AND THEREBY PERMITTING THE SOUL TO ASCEND.

  2. Swellie • June 27, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

    The writer of this article got it right. It bothered her and she felt she had to defend herself. Unfortunately, by opening her mouth she shows herself for the trash she ultimately is.

  3. Esther • June 27, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

    Charles Barkley said it years ago and I fully supported him as u support Rihanna. She is not spokesperson for every child out there. I am a single mother of 4, 3 of which are girls and if they happen to see someone smoking, dress provocatively or intoxicated and acting the fool, they reply with “why are they doing that?” or “what is she wearing?” They may like that persons song or a movie they are in, but not to the point where thy are going to start behaving like them. Why? Because I AM THEIR ROLE MODEL! I give my children someone to look up to, emulate an model themselves after. While I may not like the behaviour some people in the spotlight may carry on with, when all is said and done it is their lives. My main concern and focus are my children therefore I know that what they may see in magazines, on the Internet or tv is not going to take precedence over the things I have instilled in them. Celebrities are not expected to be role models to children if parents are soon their job as parents.

  4. Esther • June 27, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

    Charles Barkley said it years ago and I fully supported him as I support Rihanna. She is not spokesperson for every child out there. I am a single mother of 4, 3 of which are girls and if they happen to see someone smoking, dress provocatively or intoxicated and acting the fool, they reply with “why are they doing that?” or “what is she wearing?” They may like that persons song or a movie they are in, but not to the point where they are going to start behaving like them. Why? Because I AM THEIR ROLE MODEL! I give my children someone to look up to, emulate and model themselves after. While I may not like the behaviour some people in the spotlight may carry on with, when all is said and done it is their lives. My main concern and focus are my children therefore I know that what they may see in magazines, on the Internet or tv is not going to take precedence over the things I have instilled in them. Celebrities are not expected to be role models to children if parents are doing their job as parents.

  5. Lindsay • June 27, 2013 @ 1:44 PM

    It is such a sad time right now, where our young idolize whores, drunks, and addicts, and fools.

  6. Checkit • June 27, 2013 @ 2:15 PM

    Freedoms that our countries fight for mean speach and means she can dress the way she wants and smoke and drink and get tattoos etc.. Sorry but this is what we asked for as a democratic society and not a totalitarian state. But on the flip side if you dress a certain way or say or write certain things then other people who take offence to those actions can also say their opinion of it whether right or wrong. Let society figure it out.

  7. A-nony-mice • June 27, 2013 @ 2:28 PM

    Sorry. I don’t like Rihanna much as a role model, but the comment about her clothes inviting rape… that was out of line. No outfit invites rape, ever. That’s the kind of statement that continues to allow people to perpetuate rape culture and to blame the victim. Shame on you for that, Liz Jones. Shame on you.

  8. James • June 27, 2013 @ 2:52 PM

    No time for this diva or Chris Brown, both think way to much of themselves and both highly overated. Money can’t buy you class baby…

  9. C. • June 27, 2013 @ 3:02 PM

    Give me a break! She is not a good role model but neither are any of the pop tarts selling albums these days! They are young & still learning how to navigate through life. There is still hope for them!

    Madonna & Cher on the other hand, do know better and they are still flaunting their “granny-aged” a$$es on stage during daytime & primetime television. They should be the ones setting a good example for the younger stars not the other way around.

    Our kids are much more intelligent than they’re given credit for, especially in the media. They are way more advanced then we were at the same age & they do understand that most of what they see on tv or the computer is pretend or just for show. It’s not real!

    As a parent, I’m more concerned about all the perverts, kidnappers and murderers out there than what my kids might learn from Rhianna. If anything, I thank her for starting many dinner conversations in our house about abusive relationships, drug abuse, respecting our bodies, etc…

  10. jade • June 27, 2013 @ 3:18 PM

    That woman is right, she’s not a good role model. how are u a good role model when u take back your boyfriend after he beats u up?

  11. Jenni • June 27, 2013 @ 3:21 PM

    Its all about PR and once more the media and audience have fallen for it! For the last two months The Buzz around the Rihanna Brand and fallen off and she posted the prerequisite controversial pic to get the buzz back up knowing full well that some unsuspecting journalist or activist would not be able to resist. The minute Liz Jones printed her article the “Rihana” PR team got to work writing that reply and bingo here we all are a buzz about the Rihanna Brand once again…We have all been played.

  12. Biff Raveonette • June 27, 2013 @ 3:59 PM

    Because she’s actually a wealthy role model for wealthy annoying lamestream music people.

  13. Angie • June 28, 2013 @ 9:55 AM

    @Jade

    Rihanna didn’t take Chris Brown back for many years. She said something like, “I can’t take him back because I’ll never forgive myself if someone dies… if I inspired one of my fans to take their abusive bf back and she dies.”

    As a young girl fascinated by pop psychology, I watched her change slowly from Edgy Princess to Edgy Punk. I think being beaten up had very little to do with the change. She has clearly been in love with him since the beating. She just couldn’t get back with him because she knew she had to be a good role model to young women. She knew everyone was watching. I think the bitterness of not being able to take him back like an ‘average girl’ could, made her resentful, and brought about this Punk change.

    After a few years, she caved, took him back, and said, “It’s my life. I’m going to do what’s right for me, regardless of what others think.” (not exact quote)

    Pop is interesting.

  14. Angie • June 28, 2013 @ 9:56 AM

    *sorry, meant to say psychology is interesting.

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  16. sammy • February 16, 2015 @ 5:42 AM

    Screw all you guys…. I love @badgalriri…. if you don’t want your kids to follow her, then let them watch and listen to the radio less and keep their heads in the books more!!! An adult does what they wants and pleases, they run their own minds… shut the hell up, my gal just young and enjoying life to the fullest! Ya’ll just mad # island gals 4 life

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