PUBLIC OPINION > Don't Let Rihanna Play Whitney Houston
SodaHead Celebs 2012/02/28 23:26:56
Rihanna is better known for her raunchy lyrics and outrageous outfits than for her singing voice, but producers keep trying to peg her as Whitney Houston. At least, that's what the media would have us think. Last year, rumor had it she might reprise Houston's role in a "Bodyguard" remake, but she publicly "declined" the role before it was offered. We're still not sure where the rumor came from, or if it was even true. Now a similar rumor is going around, suggesting she's at the top of a list of singers who might get to play the late diva in an upcoming biopic. We asked the public if she would be a good pick.
Should Rihanna Play Whitney Houston in Upcoming Biopic?
76% Are Against It
That's a great, big, operatic "No!" There are so many things wrong with this idea... Where to begin... First of all, the whole idea of making a Whitney Houston biopic right now is a little off. Let's give it more than a month, please. Second of all, there are so many singers out there with better voices. Jennifer Hudson is also rumored to be on the list -- why isn't she at the top? What about Jordin Sparks? Even Beyonce would be a better pick. Finally, the Top Opinion summarized the most immediate reason Rihanna shouldn't get the role: "Houston was far from perfect, but she deserves better than that."
Women Don't Want Her at All
No one wants Rihanna to play Whitney. Not a single substantial demographic sample. All we can do here is tell you who hates the idea the most, and on the gender scale, that would be the women. Only 16% of them are okay with the idea, compared to 29% of men. The "eye candy" factor doesn't work on the women.
Smokers Are a Little More Receptive
Houston's substance abuse issues were well-known, so we thought there might be some correlation there. Smokers were more likely to entertain the idea, but only by 15%. Drinkers were also more likely to accept RiRi, but even less so with a difference of 6%.
Fandom in the 40s
Oddly enough, voters in their 40s were the only age group to vote any differently. Most ages, from 13 to 34, as well as 55 and up, ranged in support from 16% to 23%. However, a third of people in the 35-54 group thought RiRi would make a good Houston. Is that RiRi's target audience? We had no idea.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our original poll about Rihanna. We'd love to hear from you!
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