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Rihanna's 'Murder' Video Draws Fire

6/1/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Parents Television Council is blasting Rihanna for hawking a "cold, calculated execution of murder" in her brand new music video for "Man Down."

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The council is outraged that Rihanna would suggest that gunning down a rapist in a crowded train station is a proper form of justice.

Another watchdog group ... "Industry Ears" says, "If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass ..."

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The PTC is all the more outraged that Rihanna tweeted her fans that the video contained, "a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me."

The council's venom is also directed at BET for airing the video -- so we gotta ask ...


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