I can’t believe you’re referring to this as a display of domestic violence. This was sexual assault. The male character in this scenario was not Rihanna’s “love interest” – he was a dude at the club who was being aggressive and she pushed away, who later followed her out and raped her.
Rihanna is bringing serious issues of sexual violence and aggression towards women to a huge audience with this video. Sure, gun violence is not the answer, but Rihanna should be applauded for using her celebrity status to broach the subject that so many people tip-toe around. How are we supposed to make the world safer for men and women if we don’t address serious issues like rape and sexual violence?