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Singer Rihanna poses in an outfit designed by Jean Paul Gaultier upon arrival at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011. Reuters

Rihanna's latest music video has created quite some controversy.

In the video for Man Down the 23 year old pop star is seen murdering her rapist with the shot of a gun.

The Parents Television Council joined with Industry Ears and Enough is Enough Campaign deemed the video too violent.

'Man Down' is an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song. In my 30 years of viewing BET, I have never witnessed such a cold, calculated execution of murder in primetime. Viacom's standards and practices department has reached another new low, said Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears and a former voice of BET in a statement. If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass and BET should know better. The video is far from broadcast worthy.

Rihanna defended her video on Twitter, calling it art.

I'm a 23 year old rockstar with NO KIDS! What's up with everybody wantin me to be a parent? I'm just a girl, I can only be your/our voice! she tweeted.

The music industry isn't exactly Parents R US! We have the freedom to make art, LET US! Its our job to make sure they don't turn out like US, she continued.

Pastor Delman Coates, founder of the Enough is Enough Campaign said he things BET is taking the low road over the high road in airing the video.

Violence is a pervasive problem in all corners of our society and today's youth need more positive strategies for dealing with conflict than those portrayed in the Rihanna video ... This vdei is one among several frequently played on Viacom music video networks that lyrically or graphically glorifies violence and other behavior inappropriate for teens and youth, Coates said in a statement.

Rihanna is no stranger to domestic violence. In 2009 her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, was arrested for physically assaulting Rihanna.

I'm glad it happened to me because I can help young girls. I will say to any girl going through domestic violence, 'Come out of this. Look at it third person for what it really is, Rihanna told Diana Sawyer in an interview on ABC's 20/20.

And this is why! Cuz we turn the other cheek! U can't hide your kids from society, or they'll never learn how to adapt! This is the REAL WORLD! she tweeted on Thursday.

Rihanna seemed defend her music and her video no matter how harsh the criticism is.