Rihanna premiered the music video for her latest single 'Man Down' on BET Tuesday (May 31) and the pop star is already facing criticism and controversy for the video, in which she guns down a man to avenge a suggested sexual assault.

Rihanna, who was the victim of an infamous assault by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, communicated to her fans over several Twitter messages that the message of the video was female safety and awareness. However, representatives from the Parents Television Council and Industry Ears have reportedly petitioned to have BET and parent company Viacom stop airing the video.