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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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31.

Mare    

You print a story about what she allegedly said, then print a retraction in the same article. Good journalism.

155 days ago
32.

zombie    

Leave it to TMWrong for once again getting sh! T incorrect! Because of Harvey's sexual orientation they are ALWAYS ready to jump on someone being anti gay EVEN WHEN THEY AREN'T anti gay. Then when they get sh! T wrong they blame it on everyone else BUT themselves!

155 days ago
33.

Vote2012    

If we are suppose to celebrate when a person makes the announcement they are gay then why can't we accuse others of being gay? We can't talk about gays, but we are suppose to celebrate when someone says they are gay? How's that work?

155 days ago
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may28    

I guess anything anyone can say is anti gay. I bet if the person was straight and said your going to hell NO ONE would care. Gay people really need to get over it. Gay people will be judged just as much as straight people. GAy PEOPLE you DONT deserve special treatment!!!k??? No one cares who you go to bed with.

155 days ago
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Tezra Kaulitz    

HELLO PEOPLE this is fake, the guy photoshopped it and even apologized and admitted to it, check his instagram, check his twitter. TMZ this is a crock of ****, stop spreading lies by adding 'allegedly' in so people can't touch you. stop running her name through the mud, she isn't homophobic. i'm furious. https://twitter.com/BenVoy http://instagram.com/p/kr7FG4K9un/ CHECK FOR YOURSELVES before believing any and everything TMZ writes.

155 days ago
36.

Columbo    

Catch up, Tezra

155 days ago
37.

Truth    

Another gay fraud. Part of an ongoing series.

155 days ago
38.

Lady Unique    

Ok... I don't believe it... She knows how to pay her way out of everything... She always clap back look what happen to Teyana Taylor, Karrueche Tran, Ciara, Draya etc... How is that Photo shopped when you clearly see that it was a response!! I don't believe it was made up!!! It's my opinion so don't @ me!!!!

155 days ago
39.

nikki6    

OMG what a loser, some people have far too much time on their hands. *the internet, it's a hellluva drug*

155 days ago
40.

mikeman    

i've seen pictures of rihanna that are less obviously photoshopped than that.

155 days ago
41.

Safire    

Tmz and their gay agenda lol

155 days ago
42.

static    

It's racism.

155 days ago
43.

Columbo    

F your racism crap

155 days ago
44.

jack smack    

looooove RiRi!!!

155 days ago
45.

bkblueknight    

you guys owe rihanna an apology. and while youre at it, can you kill off this crappy fishwrapper site. the ads for it on your page literally make me vomit.

155 days ago
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