Hmm, I thought IG meant Instagram. Like, in the photoshopped glamorous Instagram photo, you look like Rihanna, and in real life you look like the prom girl. I still can't decide if that's an insult or not but I'm leaning towards not - to me, it sounds like Rihanna's saying, hey, if I weren't a famous musician I would look just like this girl in real life. I dunno, maybe I'm overthinking it
I thought that too, that it meant Instagram. It could mean "professional photo of a woman dressed by stylists" versus "some chick who made her own", which would be nasty.
She's usually pretty quick to speak out if she feels insulted so the fact that she hasn't addressed this doesn't speak well for her. If I'd meant to stand behind this young lady and the world misinterpreted my comments and spun them to imply the opposite, I'd be all over that in an instant.
Yeah, it reads to me like the meme where people try something cool from Pinterest and screw it up. Except instead of the crafter mocking herself or himself, as a lot of those Pinterest fail "inspiration vs. reality" photos are, it's a famous person using a big pulpit to mock a kid who admired her. Not cool, if that's what it really is.
(Not to mention that she didn't even screw up. It's just that everybody, everybody, looks better with professional photography, and Rihanna gets the benefit of that while the kid doesn't.)