They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—but Rihanna is not flattered.
In fact, the singer mocked a 16-year-old fan who recently recreated one of her red carpet looks. Alexis Carter was inspired the Alexandre Vauthier jumpsuit Rihanna wore to the 2010 Echo Awards and decided to wear a similar ensemble to her Hollywood-themed prom. "I was like, 'Oh my God, I love this outfit. I wanna go with this outfit. Let me go show my mom!' And I was like, 'Mom, mom, mom, I wanna wear this, it's cool, I love it, oh my god,'" the student told her local Fox affiliate Wednesday.
A family friend created the ensemble, which featured a plunging neckline and "wing-like" attachments under the arms. "Everybody was saying, 'Oh my god, I love it. It looks nice. Your body looks good. It's different,'" Carter recalled. The next day, however, photos of her outfit began to circulate on social media. On Twitter, #PromBat trended, complete with altered photographs that mocked her jumpsuit.
Rihanna also ganged up on the teen by posting a photo of picture wearing the jumpsuit (with caption "IG") alongside a photo of Carter in her recreation (with caption "Real Life") and a sad face. In another tweet, the "Jump" singer posted a photo of the teen alongside the bat-like logo of the Wu-Tang Clan.
"I was very offended," Carter said of Rihanna's tweets. "Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing? The poses was different but the outfit wasn't." She added, "She don't love her fans like she says she does." Rihanna, meanwhile, has yet to comment on the controversy via social media.