Rihanna’s #PromBat Twitter jokes cause criticism
A girl who was the butt of jokes for several days because of her bat-like prom outfit is calling out Rihanna for cyber bullying. As previously reported Twitter swarmed with memes and gibes about user @Lexxy__Charms‘ 2014 prom attire after she shared photos of herself wearing a low cut jumpsuit with sleeves attached to it like bat wings.
“Turning heads, catching eyes, breaking necks anit [sic] no looking past me,” the teen captioned a photo of her look which was apparently fashioned after a red carpet outfit Rihanna wore.
Soon thereafter the singer and a gang of Twitter users taunted Charms, now identified as 16-year-old Alexis Carter, for her unconventional ensemble. She was dubbed “#Prombat” and “The Dark Thot Rises” in photos that showed her wing suit in all its glory.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 9, 2014
“She gets it,” she added on a photo comparing @Lexxy_Charms to Wu Tang Clan’s symbol.
Now the teen and her mother are speaking out against the songstress who seemingly led the taunting that turned into full on cyber bullying.
“I was very offended,” Carter told Fox Baltimore of Rihanna’s tweets. “Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing. The poses was different, but the outfit wasn’t.”
She then went on to note that Rihanna is no longer her idol.
“She don’t love her fans like she says she does,”said the teen.
She has since been flooded with support from Twitter users who’ve criticized Rihanna’s taunting tweets.
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) May 15, 2014
@Lexxy_Charms, it hurts when our idols show themselves to be the classless zeros they always were.
— Leslie F. Miller (@lesliefmiller) May 15, 2014
Rihanna has yet to respond to the controversy her #PromBat tweets have caused.