8/07/2010

I Love the Way You Lie What are Eminem and Rihanna saying?

What are Rihanna and Eminem really saying with the song "I Love the Way You Lie"? Domestic violence is wrong even though this video indicates otherwise. I'd love to know wouldn't you? While we're at it I'd love to know what Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox were thinking when they created the video. 

For those of you who haven't seen this piece of junk it's on YouTube right now. Be warned before you watch it. The video is graphic and raw. It could have been used to condemn domestic violence instead it condones it. Listeners and viewers get the impression that it's ok to beat women. Even worse, the title "I Love the Way You Lie" hints that women like to be beaten.

If there was any doubt as to the message the last scene clinches the deal. Rihanna and Eminem are standing in front of a house watch it burn to the ground. Like many people who witness domestic violence neither Rhinna and Eminem are doing anything to stop the house from burning.

Are you in danger of being a victim of domestic violence? Don't be like the girl portrayed in this song. Get help. Get out. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1.800.799.SAFE.

If  you are afraid that a friend of  yours is being victimized get educated. Learn how to help and what to do. Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline before it's too late.

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3 comments:

  1. I agree. I don't quite get it. They claim its about the cycle of violence. He speaks from the man's prospective.

    I love the way you lie? I just don't get that part.

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  2. Yes they do make a strange combo.

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  3. Hi Gayle, You are right on about this! In fact here are some of the comments I had posted on a few forums:

    Celebrities unfortunately use most things to get attention. At the end of the day, it's about the dollars. When you create songs with violent people, what does that say? I'm sorry for what happened to Rihanna, however, we have to be smar...t as the general public and identify when things are just being used as media ploys to bring in dollars. If someone really wants to advocate and help young girls certainly don't do a song with someone who has condoned violence throughout his entire career. Studies show that a beat and rhyme can override any message in a song so let's be smart about this. I see this nothing more as a media ploy, once again, to capitalize off a tragic incident. Mixed messages and mixed signals for an issue that has claimed the lives of millions in just our country alone. Hollywood in part is hurting our country. The music industry is promoting violence while parents, families and friends have to bear the burden of sitting at the bedside in hospitals or wailing over caskets. I believe a public denouncing of violence on the part of Eminem is appropriate, otherwise, this song is nothing more than a bunch of noise. Perhaps Rihanna is confessing to something more by doing this song after she rallied so much public support for her assault. I hope both "artists" get the help they need because clearly this song is not the work of two people that have a healthy, clear understanding of this issue.

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    Unfortunately, Eminem has had a history of violence throughout his career...I'm not too sure that I can stomach listening to and watching this without him publicly coming out and stating what is his REAL position on violence against women. Celebrities like to play on the emotions of the public to get money...gun charges and talking about murdering his mother and girlfriend in his songs. I think it's sad for him and Rihanna both.

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