Gabrielle Union Addresses "Man Down"
Actress Gabrielle Union has spoken candidly about being raped as a teen. The beauty decided to add her perspective to the ongoing controversy surrounding Rihanna's "Man Down" video. In the video, Rihanna shoots a man who sexually assaulted her. Union decided to advise anyone going through a similar situation to take a different path.
“Saw “Man Down” by Rihanna. Every victim/survivor of rape is unique, including how they THINK they’d like justice [to] be handed out," Union shared. "[During] my rape I tried [to] shoot my rapist, but I missed. Over the years I realized that killing my rapist would’ve added insult to injury. The DESIRE [to] kill someone who abused/raped [you] is understandable, [but] unless it’s self defense in the moment to save your life, just ADDS to your troubles #mandown. I repeat SELF DEFENSE 2 save yourself/protect yourself, I’m ALL for. Otherwise victim/survivor taking justice into your own hands with violence equals more trouble for you!!”