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BET Won't Kill Rihanna 'Murder' Video

6/2/2011 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BET is sticking to their guns after airing Rihanna's new "Man Down" music video -- which contains a brutal murder scene -- telling TMZ, they will continue to air it ... despite one really angry group of parents.

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A rep for BET tells us the network refuses to pull the video -- explaining, BET "has a comprehensive set of standards and guidelines that are applied to all of our content.  The Rihanna 'Man Down' video complied with these guidelines and was approved for air."

As we previously reported, the Parents Television Council called on BET to pull the video yesterday -- claiming it depicted a "cold, calculated execution of murder" ... and wasn't suitable for television.

0602_rihanna_video_launch2But the people have decided -- the rep for BET tells us, the video has already made today's top 10 countdown.


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katastrophic    

@Marie:
"Rihanna is lucky she did not kill other people in the video."


lmfao... WHAT? How could she accidentally shoot someone else? It's a video, it didn't really happen. In real life I can see your point, but your sentence was just dumb.

That being said, I'm not really a huge fan of most of Rhianna's music. Some of her songs are catchy and fun to dance to, but I watched this video to see what the fuss was about.

I have to say, like others have said, that her video isn't any worse than other music videos in the past and definitely not as bad as all these stupid cop shows on TV nowdays.

I think someone, WITHOUT seeing this video, would want to kill or harm someone who has raped or hurt them. Anger like that is part of the process of dealing with a situation like this if it's happened to you. Acting like Rhianna is putting the idea of murder is someone's head is just flat out stupid.

1135 days ago
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Whataworld    

I just watched the video and honestly....What is the BIG DEAL?? Doesn't anyone remember Aerosmith's song about the child molester father..Janie got a gun??? 2011 people

1134 days ago
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Crista    

lmao!really? It's not " brutal" there are a lot of brutal scences out there and this isn't one of them. it's pretty sensored.Why cut it? there's much worse on day time tv and in other videos.

1125 days ago
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Crista    

@ mikey dude she is a Rockstar u obviouly do not attend her concerts. h8rs make the world go round'

1125 days ago
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