Well, it’s not the first celebrity to make waves with a topless selfie, but Rihanna has managed to make her newest scantily-clad Instagram photo controversial in a whole new way. Posing with infant niece, but without a shirt, Rihanna posted this photo:
I get it, darlings: the censorship material is facing away from the camera. But even as is, the photo just begs the question, “Why?” Or questions, rather: Why aren’t you wearing a shirt? Why couldn’t you put a shirt on for the moment it took to snap this photo? Why does the infant seem to know how inappropriate this photo is, yet you’re smiling like it’s an adorable family photo?
Don’t even get me started on pondering if she even bothered to wear bottoms (of any sort) for this photo. Even the infant donned a diaper; here’s hoping Rihanna followed suit with at least some sort of coverup.
Earlier, Rihanna posted a far more appropriate (and, dare I say sweet?) photo with her cousin’s baby. See, RiRi, all it takes is a shirt to elevate a photo from “WTF?” to “Awww.”
Luckily, this child was just on temporary loan from her presumably clothing-wearing mother. Can you even imagine the number of mother and child selfies ahead should Rihanna reproduce?
XOXO, dolls, and do remember that clothing shouldn’t be viewed as optional.