*Rihanna is being labeled a cyberbully for taking part in the mass ribbing of a teen fan who posted pictures of her homemade prom outfit.
Alexis Carter, a Baltimore high school student, designed a caped prom ensemble inspired by an outfit Rihanna wore to the 2010 Echo Awards. Both outfits featured a plunging neckline and a cape that resembled bat-like wings.
Carter said she received a lot of compliments on the outfit at her prom.
“Oh my god, I love it, it looks nice your body looks good it’s different,” the 16-year-old told a local Fox station about the reception she received.
But while Carter’s style earned her kudos at the dance, the reaction on social media was vastly different. Photos that Carter shared online became a viral sensation, with the hashtag #PromBat trending on Twitter. While Carter was dismayed by the negative reaction, what made it worse was that Rihanna also threw in her two cents.
RiRi posted two tweets about Carter’s outfit. The first showed a side-by-side comparison of her outfit next to the teen’s, with Rihanna labeling her photo “IG” and Carter’s photos “Real Life.”
The second tweet compared Carter’s prom ensemble to the Wu-Tang Clan logo.
“I was very offended,” Alexis said about the star’s tweets. “Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing. The poses was different but the outfit wasn’t.”
Carter was so unhappy with Rihanna’s tweets that she said she was no longer a fan, and that for her next prom, she would not dress up as her former idol.
“She doesn’t love her fans like she says she does,” Carter said.