Chances are, you've heard Vinny Guadagnino's first single today. It dropped this morning, but no sooner did it hit the Internet did the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization RAINN get wind of it and now, they're blasting the reality star for his flippant lyrics about rape.
For those of you who's ears haven't indulged in Vinny's first musical venture, at one point the guido raps about having sex with a stripper and "actin like I'm raping it." A rep for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) points out what a "dangerous message" this is sending out and adds:
"The lyrics in Vinny Guadagnino’s new rap song that glorify rape are ignorant. Trivializing this violent crime sends a dangerous message to the public. Use of the term 'actin' like' doesn't mitigate the harm this crime has on survivors of sexual violence. We hope that Mr. Guadagnino will reconsider his stand on this issue and leverage his platform to reinforce a zero tolerance policy for sexual violence, as he has with bullying."
They make a good point. They always do.
We suppose he heard their message back to him loud and clear as the video has since been pulled from the Youtube and Vinny just tweeted, “Whoa! Some people really know how to take things out of context ! … It was fun though!”
Yeah … he still doesn't quite get it, but at least his management team does!
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