Megan Fox & Dominic Monaghan glamorize violence in Eminem’s new video

11 March 2010 - Beverly Hills,California - Dominic Monaghan. 27th Annual Paley Fest - FlashForward held at the Saban Theatre. Photo Credit: T. Conrad/AdMedia

Would you have thought to put Megan Fox and Dominic Monighan together for a music video? I wouldn’t have. Megan Fox, maybe – she has “video girl” written all over her, and that really should have the height of her career, honestly. But, considering she was once the hottest thing in Hollywood, starring in a music video seems like it should be a step down, even if the video is for an Eminem and Rihanna song that will likely be one of the biggest hits of the year. As far as Dominic – well, I love him. He’s a cheeky bugger, and I don’t buy him as an abusive bastard.

Yeah – that’s the whole thing about this video. It’s about an abusive couple. I mean, I guess Dominic isn’t the only one doing the beating…? Megan gets some punches in there too, and they make like it’s sexy to be abusive…?

A couple of things: Megan Fox seems like the one consistently starting the abuse, right? And it has the potential to be disturbing, only Megan is such a terrible actress, and I can’t even buy it. Dominic is good though. Also: the CGI flames are really budget. Meh.

So people are already complaining about the glamorization of domestic violence (and not to mention arson, right?). EW calls the video dramatic and sexy, but still acknowledges that this is maybe not the best way to deal with this subject. I have to admit – Dominic is acting his ass off, right? He’s kind of wonderful in this video.

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: Actress Megan Fox speaks onstage at the 2010 VH1 Do Something! Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for VH1)

Dominic Monaghan leaves a medical building with his injured leg on April 22, 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA (Photo By: manero/ Meet The Famous). Photo via Newscom

Eminem performs Not Afraid at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

 

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  1. denise says:

    Rihanna seems turned on by the violence, no? She was practically making out with her hand.

    It’s a good video for the song, but the issue of domestic violence is always a thin line to tread.

  2. guesty says:

    IF the vid could stay in this is acting & not real life world…well…dramz for sure.

    & love the song because rihanna’s voice is just beautiful in it.

  3. Strawberry says:

    Is he still with Evangeline Lilly from LOST? I love that little hobbit..

  4. K says:

    Ugh, Fox. She couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag. If she was even marginally better, I’d be horrified by this, since it would seem to be glamorizing domestic violence. The way it is kinda makes me wish Dom miscued and actually slapped her ass a few times.

    Poor Dom.

  5. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I really liked it. I thought it was good as far as music videos go. It wasn’t a movie or anything.

    I guess it was kinda glamorizing domestic violence. They could have made it more gruesome and hard but they went with pretty and reserved from what goes on.

    I don’t think Rhianna was turned on by the violence. It was to be like she was going through something spiritual I imagine. It was really deep and it was odd seeing Rhianna in it knowing she has been through this before.

  6. ams511 says:

    people, its a song about domestic violence, so its going to be in the video. i don’t think it glamorizes it, it just shows it.

    i like the song but i think the video is stupid. i <3 eminem though. he is my homie!

  7. Anon says:

    To be honest, I think all the video did was mirror the lyrics, instead of actually making an impact.

  8. mogul says:

    I kinda dissapointed in the vid, I had total different idea of what the video was going to be like when I first heard this song. The best vid that Eminem ever made was STAN, sometime you should just listen to the lyrics and then make the video. Plus, why is Rhinna not wearing any pants?

  9. Shannon says:

    Megan Fox donated the money she made off this video to a women’s shelter for victims of domestic violence.

    She’s not “glamorizing” it, she’s bringing attention to the issue!

  10. denise says:

    The couple in the video may mirror what Rihanna and Chris’s relationship was like.

  11. bubbleglass says:

    Megan Fox donated her salary from this video to a women’s shelter. It’s too bad this fact won’t get as much attention as the actually video.

  12. Mia says:

    I don’t think it’s glamorizing domestic violence. It could have been grittier, but it showed the cycle of abusive relationships. They love each other one minute, then are fighting each other the next. I thought it was interesting that it showed the woman as an abuser, too, since female abuse is underreported. I think a better actress would have sold it, but Megan Fox only knows how to be sexual.

  13. bizzy says:

    a) dom is, as always, sex on (short) legs.

    b) i read the sean bean post first, then this, and i guess i developed fellowship-brain, because i totally thought the last pic was elijah wood.

  14. moe says:

    Im a huge Eminem fan/addict but that video was actually hard to sit thru just because of Megan’s horrible acting.
    Im surprised they released this with her horrible acting knowing what a perfectionist Eminem is.
    what a shame, video could have had potential.

  15. Iggles says:

    I saw the video. What made me uncomfortable was that it will go right over the heads of people who don’t understand the cycle of abuse! They’ll just see it as Dom and Megan fighting to have make sex. So yes, it does glamorize domestic violence!

    Edited to say: Also there’s a quote by Rihanna about the video where she acknowledged that she and Eminem have been through the cycle of abuse on “different ends”. Eww. Essentially we have a wifebeater rapping about domestic abuse, and a victim of it singing the hook. Very disturbing..

  16. meme says:

    the video sucked but Em rules. “I guess that’s why they call it windowpane” line is genius.

  17. a says:

    i see what they’re trying to say but it IS too much of a glamorization… and fox is a terrible actress.

  18. Erin says:

    I don’t think it glamorizes it anymore than Janie’s Got a Gun glamorized incest…

  19. poo diver says:

    megan’s lips look painful she can barley purse them, they look like they might explode.

  20. Green Is Good says:

    Dominic Monaghan is in it. Epic win right there.

  21. Chelly says:

    It isn’t glamorizing it AT ALL. You would never understand that kind of relationship and how hard it is to break from it unless you’ve BEEN in it. & I applaud Eminem for shedding light to it becuz there’s many people who go through this exact situation day in and day out & think they’re alone.

    I LOVED IT

    FYI: Eminem was/is NOT a wifebeater! Know your facts before making such a statement. What she meant by that was that he witnessed his mother being abused and other women in his life and he wanted to break from that cycle

  22. Me says:

    Oh my god, I didn’t realize how hot Dominic Monaghan is. I get it, Evangeline.

  23. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I really like Emeniem’s new cd.

  24. Iggles says:

    Chelly – I admit, I have no proof that Eminem is a wifebeater.

    However
    1- Rihanna’s quote reads that she is a victim of domestic violence and Em is at the other end which would be an abuser. A witness to domestic abuse is not opposite of a victim.

    2- Eminem has countless songs where he calls his ex-wife/baby momma every name in the book — and SEVERAL where he fantasizes about killing her.

    If he says this stuff in songs, I would certainly find it believable that he’s said messed up things to her during fights. I would say that alone shows he has abusive tendencies.

    He may not be physically abusive, but it’s clear Em’s experiences are more in line with Dominic’s character than Megan’s.

  25. kelbear says:

    I see why Megan was in the video since it looks like someone had a violent attack against her lips.

  26. malachais says:

    The video was OK. Megan’s acting really sucked in it… I get what they’re trying to portray but she didn’t make it look realistic with a whiney look on her face.

    Rhianna looks pretty…everyone else looked natural and she came out lookin’ overdone with her red hair. It just would’ve made more sense to keep her with more natural looking makeup, not club wear.

    Love is passionate so it is difficult to walk away from it even under the most painful circumstances.

  27. denise says:

    lol@ Kelbear

    The lips were the star of that video, them and the teddy bear.

  28. Raven says:

    By video standard it was good but by movie standard it was bad. I only compare the two because Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan are actors and you expect more from them. With Megan Fox I got no real emotion from her it like she was just going though the motions. But Dominic Monaghan was great you can see and feel all the rangers of emotion his character was going though like anger, lust, hate, regent and much more. I well give it to Megan for giving the money she made to charity but she steel can act.

  29. Butch says:

    @meme “I guess that’s why they call it windowpane” line is genius. – thought “what!?”, kind of Gaga. Still think it great. Love RiRi’s voice loop and she’s so damn good looking. They both know about abuse and acted genuine. Good song, alright video, Em’s back so…and RiRi and Em look so fucking hot together!

  30. K-MAC says:

    I liked it. Look, they did glamorize it, but there are relationships just like that: abuse, sex, love, hate and the cycle of domestic violence continues. Throw jealousy in the mix and people do crazy ch*t to one another. I enjoyed both actors, singers and the director’s vision.

  31. Nadia says:

    I totally agree with Chelly.

  32. Jude says:

    this video sucks even more than Gaga’s! at least Eminem can sing.

  33. Bella Bella says:

    It takes a lot for a four foot tall man to bring the sexy but he does again and again and again. I don’t know what it is about him but he is the hotness. I’m glad he isn’t six foot because I would have probably died from lust by now.

  34. KC says:

    I like the song so much more than the video. It just didn’t feel right and it needed to be much rawer and more powerful. I’d much rather less of the singers themselves and more of the story but not this story if it makes sense…

  35. ams511 says:

    IGGLES-get over yourself. the exact reason he probably asked her to sing on the song was b/c she would get where he was going with it. i think it takes a lot for him to admit that he has hit his wife & that he had to deal with it.

    i think having riri sing the hook was genius.

    the video isn’t glamorizing shit. its showing people fight b/c thats what the song is about.

  36. Bodhi says:

    I can’t watch the video with sound on ’cause I’m at work, but WOW, just the visuals remind so so much of the abusive relationship I was in years ago. I’m sitting here seriously stunned

  37. Laura says:

    Yeah, seriously, she needs to leave her lips alone. Her top lip especially. There was a time I thought she was really pretty and that she was an example of good plastic surgery, but now I think she looks ridiculous. She needs to stop.

  38. ams511 says:

    iggles-you’re cracking me up.
    have you not heard of eminem before?
    he is a wifebeater. he’s admitted it.

    he wrote the song to talk about it. it probably helps him. he says all kinds of f-d up stuff. he’s fucking slim shady. its his schtick.

    he’s hiliarious & pretty socially aware, actually.

  39. Iggles says:

    ams511 – Are you Em’s PR person? If not, then why are taking criticism of him so personally?

  40. Allie says:

    Everytime that song comes on the radio I have to turn it off…it sounds like something a bored 10 year old could have wrote. Eminem is the only redeeming quality of the song, and even his part wasn’t all that exciting. The video pissed me off too because all Rhiannas videos are EVER about are her trying to look hot. And Megan Fox does not deserve any more screentime, plus all that plastic surgery completely killed her looks. She looks like crap.

  41. lena says:

    Umm are some of you not listening to lyrics of the song?…it’s about what portrayed in the video

  42. Isa says:

    I didn’t think it glamorized it.
    Personally, I HATE that windowpane line. I think it’s stupid and almost ruins the song. The rest of the song makes my heart hurt.
    As for Megan, that is really sweet about her donating it to a women’s shelter. My cold heart almost thawed!

  43. ghostbuster says:

    so the acting goes hand and hand with the lyrics which is a little lame. no imagination there.
    what i dont get is that everyone was ‘oh poor rihanna shes such a victim and chris brown is the devil’ when she got beat. now she shes singing about violence and looks like shes about slather all over her herself cause its so awesome to hit others. seriously? i dont think the video condones domestic violence at all and by watching eminems body language i get the impression that he thinks its a horrible thing (whether he was a beater or not i dont think hes ‘that guy’ anymore). rihanna, however, judging by her body language, seems all hot a bothered and about to go masterbate singing about domestic violence. thats just effed up.

  44. denise says:

    @ Ghostbuster

    My sentiments exactly.

  45. Mairead says:

    Lads, Megan Fox is not an actor. She turns up in films, but you could never equate anything she does to “acting”. Kaiser is right, video girl really should have been the pinnacle of her career (damn you Michael Bay!).

    I can’t see the glamour in the video. It plays out the lyrics almost exactly. And Rhianna does an excellent job – the look of contempt and the sneer as she sings certain lyrics is perfect. Eminem is a nutbag, but my god he can write a song.

    And Dominic is always going to be Geoffrey from “Hetty Wainthrop Investigates” to me I’m afraid :lol:

  46. Shi-gatsu says:

    Why is everyone jumping on Megan Fox for “glamorizing” violence?

    If that’s the case – then post a blog for every actor in action movies with guns a’blazing, etc.

    If it is just the domestic violence that you feel is glamorized, then what about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr.& Mrs. Smith? They humorously beat each other up and then have hot, even “violent” sex.

    Sorry, but you can’t pick one out of thousands to crucify.

  47. D says:

    I also agree with Chelly.

    This song has gotten quite a bit of slack. It’s so easy for others to find the flaw in everything. Knowing what they’ve said about their past experiences on the topic, the fact that Eminem and Rihanna are both a part of a song is very powerful.

    I like the video. I don’t think Megan Fox’s acting was awful in it. What was she supposed to be doing? Something more stereotypical? Cowering in a corner? Or all out psycho-faced when she was fighting? I’m not a huge fan of her. Actually, I’m not a fan at all yet need to stick up for her in this instance.

    And I do not think she started most of the violence. The video ended with them spooning in bed and it began with the same image. It’s the cycle of abuse.

    I’ve seen Dominic Monighan in the TV series Flashforward. He’s a bit of an abusive bastard in the series which helps me buy into his role in the Eminem video.

    I don’t see this as making abuse sexy. There is passion that is positive in love and there is passion that goes wrong and turns into violence. It is a very fine line sometimes. In the video you could almost see that line.

  48. sickofit says:

    na everyone who thinks this is simple domestic violence doesnt get it. megan fox is horrible no other words but i can imagine why she is gettin the jobs though.
    i love rihanna. she is a better actress than megan. and i love the song, credits to eminem. he is his own league.

  49. Mouse says:

    @ Mairead#46 -Yay! I love that series, I rented all of them from the library! Ha ha, with Mrs. B-U-C-K-E-T! LOL He’s a doll as Geoffrey. Love you Dominic!

  50. serena says:

    I think they’re both great. I too don’t like Megan but she’s good here, Dominic’s great. And I kind of like the pair Eminem-Rihanna.

  51. VV says:

    Umm why is everyone ragging on Fox and her acting. That hobbit looks up at the ceiling and SCREAMS at one point.

    CHEESE.

    Otherwise it’s a music video and if you have seen the music videos lately, I mean the gems offered by such class acts as Taio Cruz and Flo Rida…umm yeah this video right here is Oscar worthy.

    It’s fluff and entertainment, I took it for what it was and enjoyed it. Thanks for posting it!

  52. Jover says:

    People people this was much ado about nothing – I suspect many here did not live through the 80s to mid 90s when MTV and VH1 had the market on music vids and they were actually entertaining, fun, playful, sexy and original. THis was nothing and will be forgotten in two years tops. Lets see:
    – watching plastic Megafarse attempt to emote was funning and pathetic; she doesn’t have it and has been rejected by the public. Give it up there’s a stripper pole needing your attention;
    – Riri, was her voice, as is usually the case, autotuned?
    – Eminem, such a minor wankster acting all hard and he’d last about 10 minutes in Corcoran state prison Cali;
    – Em and RIri are lousy live performers so the effect of this meh will be diminished as it won’t be performed live;
    A larger point, made many times, is that vids no longer have the pop cultural impact of the past because with the Internet, Facebook, Youtube, etc., anyone can make vids on any subject imaginable and many are more imaginative and better than this dross. The spoof vids of Kesha,Beyonce, Shakira’s lobo are better than the original songs/vids. Vids like Freedom, Thriller, Black and White still hold up because they were novel and only an entertainment corp. could produce them,unlike today. After all, the original We Are the WOrld is still remembered while the weak American/spanish versions earlier this year have pretty much disappeared down the memory hole. This vid is a wash since it’s competing against vids anyone in their bedroom can produce and post; btw flames and a female singer can you say Madonna and Like A Prayer. Much ado about nothing End of rant. You want something that is great check out Simple Minds Alive and Kicking on Youtube fresh and great after 25 years.

  53. mins15 says:

    Can I draw air bunnies or whatever with Dominic?

  54. Katija says:

    I think that they had an opportunity to do a really true-to-life, powerful video about domestic violence. And instead they made this Hollywood schlock. F*** these guys.

  55. me says:

    I agree with #46 Mairhead .. this video played out to the lyrics of the song, and Riri was dead on with her performance!! (When she sings “Just gonna stand there and watch me cry” — the way she sings it has to be for Chris!!)
    Eminem is awesome and while you can say what you want about Megan Fox .. she donated her earnings to a domestic abuse place … she’s young .. and maybe we feel she can’t act because they seem to typecast her, she needs a chance and to be honest I think we may be blown away by her some day.

  56. mins15 says:

    o.k. I watched it again and now that I am not so distracted by my little Dominic, I can say I thought the video was very poignant.I don’t think it shows every situation of domestic violence but a relationship fueled by alcohol and jealousy which are likely to be abusive.

  57. cantbelievethis says:

    “- Em and RIri are lousy live performers so the effect of this meh will be diminished as it won’t be performed live”

    I watched a couple of clips of this performed live and it was really good.

    I think it is good that he’s showing the cycle of some abusive relationships. Sometimes both people are abusive and it becomes an explosive mix.

  58. Angie says:

    @D, I could not have said it better myself. So I won’t. You are absolutely on point.

    I just want to say that Megan was wonderful in this video.

  59. B says:

    I don’t think the song or the video glamorize violence. I think it just shows the honest cycle of how it usually works. I’m not sure why all the hating on it. Seems to me if you don’t like it, just don’t listen/watch.

  60. Missfit says:

    I actually liked this video, it brought me to tears, cause obviously it happens in real life…maybe they didn’t go to hard core on it, to keep it “clean” for the audiences or what not. It’s like if they show killing in movies or poisoning someone, it’s “ok”, but if the SAME message is brought to the video, just as RAW…MTV or some other place on the telly are going to complain and ban the video, as IF that shit isn’t shown on a movie or doesn’t happen in real life. I also think that even when a relationship isn’t always about abuse, there is also about the lying and cheating. And men aren’t the only ones to lie and cheat, some women do too. Then it begins with lying about the little things and it leads to lying about the bigger things. When Ri said “I love the way you lie”…I didn’t see it as literally, I saw it as sarcasm. Like when someone does something you don’t like and you say…”Oh…THANKS A LOT!” Being sarcastic, that’s how I’d say it. I do like how they made her get mad and be feisty too and stand her ground and “not sit in the corner” (as someone else said in this posts). This is probably the only thing I’ve seen that I liked Megan be in. I would have felt the same sorrow with any other actress though…Megan or not. However, Em and Ri should have just played the parts themselves, that would have been much better. And dang, that little dude Dominic is HOT,lol. ;) And no, it’s not sexy to be abusive, you’re right, but it is sexy to make up after being mad at each other…(depending the severity of the situation). ;)

  61. DD says:

    “and they make like it’s sexy to be abusive…?”
    that’s exactly how I feel. People keep going on about how this song is deep and how it confronts the issue of domestic violence. Sure it does, but the song makes it sound completely glamorous and special, and I’ve read posts where people get all excited relating to this song about how their relationship is sooo like that. They make it sound like they are so cool because of it. It disturbs me.

  62. Majosha says:

    They all look ridiculous, and so does the video. It’s a shame given the subject matter.

  63. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I fricking love Keeping Up Appearances and I am going to marry Onslow someday, nosepokers!

  64. margo says:

    I love Eminem, he did look constipated though

  65. Sans says:

    I thought it just looked like a cool video. The fire, the part where they are on the floor doing some hand motion thing, and the boyfriend beating someone’s butt. It’s glamor and it’s no good. It makes it all sexy and passionate. No Good and nothing special. Fighting like that and making up is no good. You want a deep vid try Christina’s I am beautiful video.
    He just put Rhianna on it cause she would be a cheap fee and I don’t think female singers like him.

    Megan has grown on me she took responsibility for saying things to turn people off. She seems like a sweet girl really and I look forward to see how she grows an artist. I enjoyed both actors in the video.

    The fact she donated her dough is deep when she is only 25. You’d think RiRI would be doing something. She is more like a dog in heat. Always trying to be hot. Maybe learn how to dance even more so, learn how to write.

    All Em did was write words of an abuser since he
    is one. Nothing uplifting, nothing about getting out of the situation, nothing about going into counciling in the vid. This is just like the crap he’s written before yet set to images of an abusive relationship.

    Megan is hot and needs to leave her lips alone.Em has no softness about him he is just trying to sale records, he’s abusive. Can’t believe chicks like this ugly dude. With an always angry rapping voice. He always sounds mad. Tupac Shakur wrote so many songs about uplifting women, yet some rappers today.

  66. Jover says:

    Sorry posters but just to remind myself what real music played live by real musicians with real instruments sounds like I listened to Santana’s legendary WOodstock rendition of Soul Sacrifice. You can have this dreck – Em a punk abuser, RiRi a studio created corporate shill, Megafarse not talented, not an artist,just a corporate shill on two legs – I’ll take Santana, and so will many others, over this contrived noise; too many are talking like this is some profound artistic creation when it’s just part of the corporate entertainment machine; and no I’m not a disgruntled aging hippie but i know shit from shinola.

  67. Iggles says:

    I agree with Sans and Jover.

  68. Sans says:

    Go read the lyrics of this song. Eminem keeps pointing the finger at the woman for abusing him too and does talk about him apologizing just so they can make-up during the abusive situation. He could’ve assessed him self to see why would he be abusive and why he would stay with an abusive woman. All he talks about is them fighting making up and drops the L-word a few times. The stuff they play on the radio is trash.

  69. anon says:

    this is abusive and stupid!!

  70. Chris says:

    I noticed Marshall has called his new CD Recovery and has supposedly given up drugs, does anyway know the type of recovery he’s doing? Is it 12 Step Recovery through NA or AA, or is it something else?

  71. Allison says:

    Does anyone else get the feeling the whole video was Rihanna’s idea, and she’s trying to explain what her relationship with Chris Brown was like?

  72. dovesgate says:

    @Missfit
    I think the “love the way you lie” part of it is that she knows he doesn’t mean it when he promises not to hit her anymore but she stays and loves the way it sounds to have a healthier relationship.

    I’ve known people who have relationships like this. Younger people who have no idea that smacking someone around because of jealousy isn’t healthy. And yeah, they do think this is cool. “He hits me because he thinks I was coming on to some guy. He must really love me!” At least Eminem says its wrong this time around.

  73. KJ says:

    That actor (Dominic) is so totally un-sexy and feminine it just ruined the video from the very beginning.

  74. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Jover I can always tell when you’re commenting. I get midway through your posts and think “ranting against pop music and auto-tune… Jover?” and then I scroll back up to notice the posters name, and it’s always you. Btw, I agree with a lot of what you’re saying about the general lack of musical talent in the current music industry. So, this isn’t meant as a diss. It’s more of a comment on your consistency.

  75. Toe says:

    Sweet jezus people, it’s a music video. It’s dom violence, yes it’s exist, it happens every day. Women are the most abusive in relationships (look it up)

    I loved the video very much and Megan was super sexy in it. Like Missfit said: “And no, it’s not sexy to be abusive, you’re right, but it is (UBER)sexy to make up after being mad at each other…” Yes and for me, thats the best sex EVA!! ( I like it a little rough…damn”)

  76. Liana says:

    Essentially we have a wifebeater rapping about domestic abuse
    ____________

    If I remember correctly, Em and Kim’s marriage was a cycle of abuse (on both ends) and getting back together. I definitely see this as showing that sycle. She hits him, he hits her, they “forgive” and the cycle starts over again, he hits her, she hits him, and then they “forgive.”

  77. canadianchick says:

    @toe, statistically women may be more violent, but due to men’s increased physical power they injure women way more often. Any gender doing it is wrong. I’m glad MM is recovering, and Rihanna is moving forward. Though I don’t agree with all the lyrics, I like the sound.

  78. mollination says:

    This video is so addicting. I admit that it’s probably not the best idea for kids, because they’re so god damn easily influenced that they’ll probably sue eminem for making them beat their girlfriend.

    But for people who know the difference between art and life – I LOVE this video. Everything except rhianna. She bugs the hell out of me in it. Overdid it in my opinion. Would have been more moving if she had been more subtle.

  79. Jover says:

    Thank you for the comment Detriotgirl sorry for the tiresome consistency but you and I and many others on this site and others,including many teens, are in agreement with the poor quality of much of today’s pop culture. Here’s a thought: while there was plenty of junk from say 60s/70s pop culture, can you say the Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Hee Haw,etc. it was balanced out by musically Zep, hendrix, santana, queen, the stones, etc. 30 or 40 years from now what will today’s teens and twentysomethings look back on as the classic sounds of the first decade of the 21century: Lilwayne, taylorswift, fallout boy, justin bieber, etc. And in tv/movies what will it be; reality shows and lousy remakes of previous movies. I and many others can still watch the original Star wars and Indiana Jones trilogies but what will be watched 20/30/40 years from now – the classic episode 10 of Jersey SHore? Pop culture should provide some elevation and fun but today’s youth will not have much of that to look back on given what’s being shoved down their throats and that’s actually kind of sad. Hence the huge fascination and following on Youtube of, for example, the classic rock gods from 12/13 year olds to all the aging hippies. What pop culture can’t currently provide is preserved on Youtube.

  80. bisou says:

    I honestly think that a person who has been abused wouldn’t see this as glamorizing violence.. They’re not going to show everything, it’s too horrible.

    I don’t think it was glamorized, I think Megan Fox did a good job acting as did Dominic Monaghan.

    As a person that knows what goes on in this situation, I can say that it gets to the point where you know it’s a lie when the other person apologizes, but you want to believe when they say it’s gonna stop and they’re going to change because you don’t want to believe that a person who you fell in love with could possibly be such a monster.

    Violence begets violence. In the end, no matter who started the abuse, both parties end up abusing eachother.

  81. Adriana says:

    Well it sort of does glamorize domestic violence and abusive relationships because the way they made it,but maybe it’s not intentional especially on Rihanna’s part I don’t think she was trying to say that domestic violence is fun and you should get into a relationship like that and stay with that abusive man. I doubt she was saying that,but it did happen unintentionally.In my opinion it would’ve been a lot better if they showed Megan Fox leaving Dominic Monaghan maybe like towards the end so atleast one good thing would’ve come out of it.It would’ve been better because it would’ve showed women that it’s not ok to stay in this sort of relationship & it’s not your fault so go out and get help.It’s not healthy for either the man or woman to stay in a relationship like that.I hate the fact that they made it seem like love in the video,that is not love. Rihanna’s lyrics I love the way you lie,I love the way you hurt. Wtf?! Very confusing video with many mixed messages.Overall I like Rihanna’s voice and I like listening to all her songs including this one I just like how she sings,so I’m going to say I really like the song I enjoy listening to it,but the video is complete crap.Doesn’t megan fox’s plastic self have something better to do? Megan Fox and that Dominic guy ruined the video for me.