What a messy situation. CBS pulled Rihanna last week as the league was going through the Ray Rice controversy. She didn’t like it and now CBS won’t use her at all.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
She does have a point as it looked like the NFL canceled her appearance last Thursday because she was a past victim of domestic who had reconciled with her abuser:
FWIW, the NFL said that she was cancelled not because of her past history, but because of the overall “tone” of the broadcast:
“We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told SI.com last week of the decision to bump Rihanna’s intro, among other features. “A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”
Now the “tone” has changed an it’s…
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