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Rihanna demands Pokemon gamers put phones down

Published 25/07/2016

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Rihanna demanded fans put down their phones and stop using Pokemon Go during her concert in Lille, France, on Saturday night (23Jul16).

Rihanna is apparently anti-Pokemon after demanding her fans be in the moment during her concert on Saturday night (23Jul16).

The Diamonds star brought her Anti World Tour to Lille, France, where she encouraged the thousands in the audience to truly enjoy the experience of the live gig as opposed to watching her show through the screens of their mobile devices.

During her concert, she gave a speech about being in the moment, and called out any users of the popular Pokemon Go app, an augmented reality game in which users 'catch' the digital creatures.

In video footage posted on Twitter, Rihanna is seen telling her fans, "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't want to see you catching any Pokemons up in this b**ch."

The R&B star isn't the only celebrity to criticise the app, and among those who feel the same way is Zachary Quinto, who discussed the game while promoting Star Trek Beyond, a film which features a new theme song called Sledgehammer by Rihanna.

Speaking of Pokemon mania, Zachary told Entertainment Tonight: "I think it's great that people are engaging with one another, but I feel like the ultimate goal for us is to be able to do that without these devices in our hands.

"And I realise that technology has evolved and there's a lot of good that comes from that, and I have no judgement of people that are into it, but I feel like, how do we facilitate the conversation about connecting without these devices between us?"

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