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Rihanna hit with 'Man Down' video criticism

Rihanna's brand new video for 'Man Down' has only been out for two days, but is already causing a whirlwind of controversy. 

The distressing content, in which we see the Bajan singer shoot and kill an unarmed man at a train station as revenge for carrying out a sexual assault on her the night before, has caused several U.S groups to ask BET and Viacom to stop airing the video.

Paul Porter, one of the co-founders of Industry Ears, which fights against negative images in the media, said:

"If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,"

He added that he has never seen "such a cold, calculated execution of murder in prime time."

The Parents Television Council followed suit and issued a statement that said:

"instead of telling victims they should seek help, Rihanna released a music video that gives retaliation in the form of premeditated murder the imprimatur of acceptability."

Watch the video in full here: