A Snapchat advert asked fans if they would rather ‘slap Rihanna’ or ‘punch Chris Brown’. The controversial question sparked outrage among the app’s users with Chelsea Clinton calling the advert ‘awful’ on Twitter. Chris Brown was found guilty of domestic assault against the pop queen Rihanna back in 2009. The advert was for a ‘Would you rather’ game and Snapchat were forced to pull the ad from their platform.
A spokesperson from Snapchat later told Mashable: ‘The ad was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry that this happened.’