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Rihanna

Alleged Anti-Gay Comments

... Fan Now Says He Faked Them

2/21/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Major flip-flopping after a gay fan publicly accused Rihanna of saying he was going to hell for his homosexuality -- he has now changed his story ... insisting he was LYING the whole time ... and actually Photoshopped the Instagram image going around the Internet.

Benvoy Seals posted the above image on Instagram last night -- showing a back and forth between him and Rihanna on her comments section.

Benvoy writes, "Rihanna u going to hell girl" -- and, in the image, Rihanna responds, "Arnt you gay? ... Nuff said blah!"

The exchange was shocking, especially because Rihanna voiced her support for gay rights in Russia less than a week ago -- posting a photo of herself wearing a hat embroidered with "P6," which stands for Principle 6 ... a campaign against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

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But now, Benvoy tells TMZ, he Photoshopped the picture for no reason ... "I lied. I don't know why. I just did." He also said he received thousands of death threats and hate messages.

Benvoy has since deleted the original Instagram image and posted a retraction in its place, claiming, "Rihanna would never say something like that."

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We reached out to Rihanna's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.

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1.

Kelly    

Thank you Robyn for showing us who you really are. Appreciate it.

243 days ago
2.

bkblueknight    

what an *******, he was the only one who said anyone was going to hell. leave rihanna alone and dont try to attach the ugliness that gay man spewed to her.

243 days ago
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Boriqua    

Shut up Hoe, go suck Chris Brown .

243 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

According the God, she's right #truthhurts

243 days ago
5.

Carl    

I thought it was pretty well established that Rhianna isn't the brightest bulb around. Why does anyone care what she says?

243 days ago
6.

Aenwyn    

Rihanna is bisexual, I highly doubt she thinks gay people are going to hell...

243 days ago
7.

Columbo    

Lol at Boriqua

243 days ago
8.

devil's advocate    

This must be a story by Harvey, or someone on the staff trying to get brownie points from him by playing the gay card on his behalf, over nothing. Rihanna didn't say the guy was going to hell.

243 days ago
9.

JayJay    

Am I missing something? didn't get that at all

243 days ago
10.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Gay people are a bunch of whiners.

243 days ago
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BornFree    

Suppose she intended only that as a gay man, he might personally relate to the malice and ignorance required for one person to say that to another, or might have even been told that himself contextually, given the complex fabric make up of our society. Irregardless, it was inappropriate for BOTH but in Rihanna's defense, she likely felt she gave him the appropriate time and response merited by his initial reckless comment on her page.

243 days ago
12.

Romannavy    

IT'S FAKE!!!!
Go the dude's twitter, he said it was fake.
He created it for fun.....

Calm down..
Tmz stop reporting these lies without doing your research. Trashy journalism.

243 days ago
13.

Truth is    

She has a lot of time I see......pick your battles peanut brain jay zero side piece

243 days ago
14.

BornFree    

TMZ just gotta chill. Y'all better than bossip or nah? :)

243 days ago
15.

Unbroken Chain    

Here we go again, the word police. Stop tweeting and texting all day you sheep

243 days ago
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