In case you missed it, Rihanna showed up to the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this week wearing a sheer dress that left zero doubt as the existence of her nipples and butt. Obviously it caused a bit of a stir, because, well, usually dresses are supposed to cover those things. Rihanna hasn’t kept quiet about all the “YOU CAN SEE HER NIPPLES!” talk either. But rather than take a smug attitude about it, she’s actually being funny.
Forgive me for being a little surprised to learn that Rihanna has a sense of humor. I just didn’t know it existed. Sure, that “Shy Ronnie” SNL skit she was in continues to be one of my favorite things ever, but I figured that was an anomaly. And I certainly never expected her to be able to make fun of herself. But celebrities prove me wrong each and every day, and today it’s Rihanna’s turn. Here’s what she posted on Twitter last night (NSFW warning):
He gets it! pic.twitter.com/bWLbcFw32B
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 4, 2014
In case you don’t know, that’s guy on the right there is Peter Griffin from Family Guy wearing Rihanna’s outfit. I’m not sure where that drawing came from, but the fact that Rihanna saw it, wasn’t mad about it (that we know of), and actually went so far as to tweet it out, is something I never in my wildest dreams would have expected from her. Not only that, but she even made it her Twitter avatar.
Of course, maybe I’m just being naive and this was actually not Rihanna’s idea at all but rather the result of a clever publicist trying to make up for previous incidents in which Rihanna’s been less than congenial on Twitter, like the time she made fun of a fan for wearing a replica of one of her red carpet outfits to prom. But whoever came up with it, whether it was Rihanna or not, it’s a great response, and I now have a strange need to see Peter Griffin in every famous red carpet gown ever.
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