Chris Brown Rihanna Beating Reenactment PSA (DoSomething.org)
The “alleged” beating of pop star Rihanna has inspired an new public service announcement about the dangers of dating violence.
The PSA was put together by teen interest organization DoSomething.org, it features actors re-enacting the “Umbrella” singer’s brutal confrontation with R&B hitmaker Chris Brown pieced together by statements made in the LAPD’s affidavit of the Feb. 8 incident, in which Chris reportedly punched, bit, and choked Rihanna.
Dating abuse is a serious issue. 1 in 3 teens is abused in a relationship. Let’s fight to stop youth dating abuse. Join DoSomething.org’s 1 in 3 Campaign to make a statement, stop the abuse and keep teenagers safe, the group says in a statement on YouTube.
“We didn’t want to be overdramatic,” says Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org. “Our goal was not to shoot a Lifetime TV movie. … There was no need to sensationalize things. It was bad enough.”
“The public is very focused right now on Chris and Rihanna,” Nancy continued. “I think people need to realize that this is an issue that goes beyond those particular people, and it affects everybody of every race. And so we wanted this to not be an exact re-enactment. We wanted instead to say: Could this be you?”