She was also seen feeding and playing with elephants and her tweets about going to see a ping-pong show on the paradise island didn't help either. The Rihanna and Loris incident seems to have occured on notorious Bangla road in the Patong beach area. In all fairness many street touts, even ladyboys, try to either sell tourist anything & everything. In this case it just seemed like they wanted money for photo taking with the animal. Many others on Bangla road use large reptiles like monitor lizards with the same intention of making money from tourist. It is not known if the Loris owner even knew she was a celebrity.
For Rihanna, it seems like she may not have known about these endangered animals and only found them to be cute and cuddly and probably got her curious. However, police and animal rights groups have been up in arms over the issue. Phuket, being a major tourist destination, authorities have since made several arrest, fined and removed these Loris from them. The story continues....but another controversy popped up during the F1 concert in Singapore. Riri, as she is also known as, has been accused of lip syncing during the F1 concert. Plus she looked either drunk or stoned on drugs. Celebrities....what can we say.