Entertainment Snapchat Apologizes After Being Slammed For Posting ‘Disgusting’ Ad Featuring Rihanna And Chris Brown

17:09  14 march  2018
17:09  14 march  2018 Source:   ET Canada

Snapchat Apologises for Controversial Rihanna and Chris Brown Ad

  Snapchat Apologises for Controversial Rihanna and Chris Brown Ad Snapchat issued an apology after facing backlash over a controversial advertisement involving Rihanna and Chris Brown. The ad asked users if they would rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.” Although it is unclear how long the message was on the app, a spokesperson for Snapchat addressed fans’ concerns in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, March 14.

An odd advertisement on Snapchat has been pulled after it asked users whether they would rather 'Slap Rihanna ' or 'Punch Chris Brown '. The controversial ad featured a game of 'Would You Rather!' and resulted in a disturbing reference to the former couple's infamous assault incident in 2009.

This is the advert Snapchat was forced to apologise for, after they admitted it 'made light of domestic violence'. Rihanna , pictured posing with long red locks is positioned next to the phrase, "Slap Rihanna ". Chris Brown is positioned directly under her, appearing to dance

Chris Brown, RIHANNA are posing for a picture © Getty

Snapchat has apologized after it was accused of "making light" of domestic violence by posting an ad featuring Rihanna and Chris Brown.

The social media app displayed the "Would You Rather!" ad, which asked whether users would prefer to "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown," but has since been forced to pull it after being criticized by the public.

The commercial appeared to reference Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in his car back in 2009 while they were dating.

Snapchat has now released a statement regarding the ad, which was only published in the U.S., according to BBC's Newsbeat.

Snapchat explained: “The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened.”

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American activist Brittany Packnett was among those taking to social media to discuss the whole thing, with her insisting that the ad would have been approved. She also referenced a recent update, which means that commercial material now gets displayed between stories.

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