Rihanna erases $ 1bn worth of Snapchat after the ad seems to mock domestic violence

R ihanna erased about $ 1bn (£ 720m) from Snapchat's parent company on Thursday when she criticized the messaging application for hosting an ad that seemed to downplay her record as a victim of domestic violence.

Snap Inc shares fell almost 5 percent when the pop star criticized the application on Instagram, Snapchat's main rival.

"Now SNAPCHAT, I know you already know that it is not my favorite application!" Rihanna said "But I'm trying to figure out what the problem was with this mess! I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you're not that stupid!"

The singer was responding to an ad on the social media application asking users if they would prefer to "slap Rihanna or hit Chris Brown." Brown was found guilty of badaulting Rihanna in …

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