Rosario Dawson, Rihanna

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Don't worry, Rihanna—actress Rosario Dawson has your back.

The Trance star—who considers herself a philanthropist and works with multiple charities, including Save the Children and The National Geographic Society—understands the scrutiny that can come with being a celebrity.

So Dawson can feel for those who get backlash, especially Ri-Ri and the assumption that she should be a role model. 

"I don't think individual women do have a responsibility [to set an example for others]," Rosario told the Winnipeg Free Press

"Often they are working within a certain dynamic. Take Rihanna. To put all that responsibility on one woman is outrageous. I don't think we should engage with that 'should and shouldn't do', 'should and shouldn't wear' and 'should and shouldn't look like'. We don't do that with men."

Rihanna has faced a good amount of criticisim about the image she sets for her young fans with her risqué Instagram photos (even her mom had something to say about that) and her decision to get back together with Chris Brown after he assaulted her in 2009. 

And the pop singer understands that young people may look up to her, but at the same time, she just wants to what she wants to do.

"I want to set the right example and, at the same time, live my life, " Rihanna said in an interview in Glamour magazine. "I feel like pop stars can't be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art."

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