A feather-ruffling video shot by Rihanna in Northern Eire was one of many highlights of RTE’s 2011 episode of Reeling within the Years on Sunday evening.
he video for the Barbadian singer’s primary hit We Discovered Love, which was partially shot in a area in Co Down, brought about controversy when DUP councillor and proprietor of the sphere Alan Graham objected.
It’s after Rihanna eliminated her bikini high whereas filming the music video for the music that includes Calvin Harris in an incident which made headlines worldwide.
The crew was pressured to decamp to a Belfast fish and chip store to finish the remainder of the video.
And there have been excessive expectations this explicit 2011 incident can be featured in Reeling within the Years.
Sean Maher stated on social media: “If tonight’s episode of Reeling within the Years doesn’t characteristic Rihanna getting run out of a area of wheat in Co Down with a pitch fork, I’m switching it off.”
Paddy Duffy stated it was an amazing evening for the Belfast institution after viewers noticed it in an episode of Line of Responsibility.
“Spectacular evening for Brennan’s chippy in Belfast, getting just a few pictures in body in Line of Responsibility and in addition talked about in Reeling within the Years for its half in Rihanna’s video for We Discovered Love.”
One other social media consumer stated Rihanna “put Eire on the map” after the incident within the area. Others couldn’t imagine they’d forgotten in regards to the controversy: “Can’t imagine I’d forgotten in regards to the Rihanna/County Down Farmer feud of 2011.”
One social media consumer stated Rihanna was “one of the best factor to occur to Belfast since Linda Martin”.
Comic Michael Fry stated: “This was Rihanna on the peak of her energy. Wall to wall bangers. You’d miss it.”
One social media consumer stated: “The actual fact Rihanna confirmed as much as a random area in Eire to movie her We Discovered Love music video and was kicked off the land by the farmer is presumably the funniest factor to ever occur.”
Proprietor of The Chippie Cathy Brennan was seen within the programme reacting after Rihanna and her crew completed filming the video.
Ms Brennan stated: “She was dancing on tables and kissing a man and stuff, one of many extras, I’m certain he was completely happy.”
A buyer stated he didn’t suppose he’d obtain the identical remedy because the celebrity. “Rihanna dancing on the desk? If I got here in right here and danced on one of many tables, they might bar me,” he stated.
The music was a kind of used because the soundtrack to the newest sequence of the RTE programme, which is able to this season deal with the years 2010-2019.
Sunday evening’s episode additionally featured the election of President Michael D Higgins, Eire beating England within the cricket World Cup and visits from Queen Elizabeth and US President Barack Obama.
The Rihanna video and state visits had been a excessive level for the nation after a troublesome yr with rising unemployment and emigration as a result of monetary disaster.