Gabrielle Union Responds to Rihanna's 'Man Down' Video

The actress admitted on Twitter that she wanted to shoot the man who raped her years ago.


These days, people just can't stop talking about Rihanna's controversial music video "Man Down," (above; be warned if you view it that it includes a graphic shooting scene) which critics have slammed as too violent. However, this time, instead of a parents organization, it's a fellow entertainer weighing in.

Actress Gabrielle Union, who was raped at the age of 19, recently Tweeted about the video depicting Rihanna fatally shooting a man who has sexually assaulted her.

Saw "Man Down" by Rihanna. Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they'd like justice to be handed out. During my rape I tried to shoot my rapist, but I missed. Over the years I realized that killing my rapist would've added insult to injury. The DESIRE to kill someone who abused/raped you is understandable, but unless it's self defense in the moment to save your life, [it] just ADDS to your troubles #mandown. I repeat, SELF DEFENSE to save yourself/protect yourself, I'm ALL for. Otherwise victim/survivor taking justice into your own hands with violence equals more trouble for you!! The "Man Down" video did a GREAT job of getting the entire world talking about rape. I hope that leads to healing and prevents rape.

As I've mentioned before, I don't believe Rihanna is condoning the behavior of the character in her video so much as she is telling a story. However, we can all appreciate Union's advice for handling such a situation in real life.

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