Last week we asked you for your thoughts on Rihanna’s new “Man Down” video where she kills her rapist.
A fan of Gabrielle Union’s also asked her the same question. The answer wasn’t what you’d expect.
Raped when she was 19, Union Tweeted that her attacker was a “stranger who robbed the store I worked at. He put his gun dwn durin the rape &asked me 2 [hand] it 2 him.”
I can only assume that if this were to happen to me, I would want the worst for this person, maybe even an ending like in Rihanna’s video.
But not Union. Here’s her responses to the video, via Twitter:
Saw ‘Man Down’ by @rihanna. Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they’d like justice 2 be handed out
During my rape I tried 2 shoot my rapist, bt I missed. Over the yrs I realized tht killin my rapist would’ve added insult 2 injury. The DESIRE 2 kill someone whose abused/raped u is understandable, bt unless its self defense n the moment 2 save ur life, just ADDS 2 ur troubles #mandown.
#Mandown video did a GREAT job of getting the ENTIRE world TALKING abt RAPE. I hope tht it leads 2 HEALING &PREVENTS RAPE
While not everyone agrees that Rihanna’s video is appropriate, I think Union’s response is extremely mature and honest, something we need when talking about a topic like rape.
What do you think about Union’s response to “Man Down”?