Rihanna Mocks Fan —for Dressing Like Rihanna

Alexis Carter derided as #PromBat
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2014 10:24 AM CDT
Rihanna arrives for the Echo music awards ceremony in Berlin, Thursday, March 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/dapd, Kai-Uwe Knoth)
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(Newser) – Rihanna is in hot water after a teen fan accused the singer of mocking her on Twitter. Alexis Carter, 16, decided to go to her Hollywood-themed Baltimore prom wearing an outfit similar to one Rihanna wore at a Berlin awards show in 2010, Fox News reports. (See Rihanna's version of the unusual outfit in the gallery.) But a picture of Alexis in her version of the ensemble, which features "wing-like attachments" according to Fox Baltimore, went viral—and not in a good way. The hashtag #PromBat started trending on Twitter, and then Rihanna herself got in on the action.

The singer tweeted two pictures of Carter's outfit—one that compared it unfavorably to Rihanna's version, and one that compared it to the Wu-Tang Clan's bat-like logo. "I was very offended," Alexis says. "Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing? The poses was different but the outfit wasn't." She may now be a former Rihanna fan: The singer doesn't "love her fans like she says she does," Alexis adds. (And this isn't the first time Rihanna has angered a young fan via Twitter...)

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