Oh Rihanna, will you ever stop causing international incidents via social networking? Only a week after one of her tweets led to the arrest of three people in Thailand for operating an illegal sex show, Rihanna found herself in hot water in Abu Dhabi thanks to a handful of photos she put up on her Instagram account.
While in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, RiRi visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the biggest centers for worship in the country. Clad head-to-toe in black (including a hair-covering headscarf) in accordance with Islamic tradition, she snapped a handful of Instagram photos on the grounds.
But those shots raised the ire of others at the mosque, and according to CNN, she and her entourage were asked to leave following the impromptu photo shoot.
“She was asked to leave before entering the actual mosque, and then after taking some photos that did not fit within the rules and regulations set out to preserve the sacredness of the center,” representatives of the mosque said in a statement.
The incident did not get in the way of Rihanna’s performance in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, and she has not responded to the situation formally nor on Twitter. It seems as though they had better luck at the water park.