Rihanna is being criticized for lighting up in her newest video “We Found Love” and her recent promo ads for her upcoming album Talk That Talk. RiRi is seen sparking up multiple times in the video and promo ads for her new album shows her exhaling smoke.
Officials at the Ulster Cancer Foundation of Ireland are accusing her of promoting the nasty habit to her young fans.
“Three-quarters of adult smokers start the habit as teenagers, which is why it is so irresponsible of Rihanna to influence her young fan base in this way,” Doreen Reegan, a spokesperson for the organization, tells Britain’s Daily Mail. “After so much hype around the filming of the video it was very disappointing to see Rihanna so blatantly smoking throughout it.
“Artists such as Rihanna are held in high esteem and regarded as role models by millions of young people.”