Mistakes have been made. First, as a celebrity,
This is such a collossal metía de pata. And also what makes him think Rihanna wants to get married let alone marry him. Also, is marriageability (as it relates to respectability stereotypes) really even still the standard at which we hold women’s worth? https://t.co/6ZRylvva3b— Amanda Alcantara (@YoSoy_Amanda) April 9, 2018
Fans were not happy.
J Balvin‘s comments on Riri are very representative of NB Latinos’ views on BW both Latina & not. Good for fetishizing, for fooling around with, for fantasizing about, never for settling down with. That’s why the ranas viejas that are their moms get mad when they do marry us.— B (@esta_barbara) April 9, 2018
However, some were quick to point out the obvious.
If he truly respected her then he wouldn’t have said what he said— Andrea (@the21thhokage) April 10, 2018
There's been no comment from Rihanna about this, but at the same time, I'm glad she hasn't bothered with it- it's so not worth her time. There's plenty of things RiRi's got going on for her to care about what he has to say.