CONTROVERSY: Singer Rihanna's latest video branded a "disgrace to women"
RIHANNA'S LATEST video has been branded a "disgrace" by a support group for rape victims.
The Rape Crisis Centre (RCC) say the singer's video for new single We Found Love, which sees the star in a turbulent and sexually charged relationship with British model Dudley O'Shaughnessy, sends out a negative message to young girls.
Their particular concern is a scene which shows O'Shaughnessy spanking the Barbadian songstress before he tattoos the word Mine on her derriere.
The group says that the scene glorifies and glamourises a serious issue.
"Rihanna's new video is a disgrace. It sends the message that she is an object to be possessed by men, which is disturbingly what we see in real violence cases," Ellen Kelly, a RCC representative, said.
Melina Matsoukas who directed the controversial video defended her work claiming that video was to showcase an unhealthy relationship.
"In the end, it's not really at all about domestic violence," she said.
"It's really just about it being toxic. It's not trying to glorify that type of relationship. The bad parts of it, that's what you don't want. In the end, her leaving, it represents her getting that out of her life."
It has also been claimed that the the video is a reflection of the 23-year-old's relationship with ex Chris Brown, who assaulted her in 2009.