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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.

125 COMMENTS

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46.

Tom Who    

Now here come all the anti-gay comments about how ALL gay people are like this, dumbass Jesus freaks.

160 days ago
47.

Jackie    

Ha ha.....so what?

160 days ago
48.

nick    

Truth...

160 days ago
49.

bkblueknight    

so wheres GLAAD in all of this? pretty quiet right about now..

160 days ago
50.

Gretel    

Here's your lesson for the day, stupid. The first thing you do before you start drinking is shut off all of your social media and text only if it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise you will leave no doubt that you are an assh0le.

160 days ago
51.

lol    

Sue the **** outta this guy's dumbass.

160 days ago
52.

Kelly    

I don't believe he faked them. He is covering as a favor or has been paid off.

160 days ago
53.

neciahot23    

Point. if you sin and don't ask for forgiveness your going to hell. unless your stating the Bible is a lie... #fact it applies to ALL who sin, not jist gays. stop w the sensitivity!

160 days ago
54.

2-Bar Quack    

So, you ran a story without getting all the facts...

160 days ago
55.

Eye roll     

Of course they did! Where's your retraction TMZ? Oh that's right you aren't accountable for anything

160 days ago
56.

Mizit4    

TMZ is certainly familiar with flip-flops.

160 days ago
57.

Boycott MTV     

Haaaate riri f*cking bitch

160 days ago
58.

lexi    

He did it just for some shine, people will do anything for 15 min of fame. He was being a loser and we all know Rihanna is very open about sexuality, so why would she say that.

160 days ago
59.

jayndeb    

iam so sick of the whole gay crap. and justin and the kartrashings an kanye

160 days ago
60.

TRUTH BE TOLD    

BOO-HOO BOO-HOO


The gays are upset again...


Who cares.

160 days ago
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