Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Chris Brown: Don't Buy It
Ugh! Chris Brown boo-hoo-hooing at the BET awards was pretty much to be expected, I suppose. It was a cunningly clever move of Brown to appear for his first major event after beating-up Rihanna in a Michael Jackson tribute. No audience was going to boo that off of stage. Leave it to this creep to use Michael Jackson's untimely death to try to resurrect the untimely demise of his own career. The breaking down during the "Man in the Mirror" part of the routine was over-wrought, but people seemed to be buying it. Oh, I am sure Chris Brown had some authentic tears -- tears of joy that the audience didn't boo his sorry ass off the stage. Was the audience singing the song because of Michael Jackson, or because of Chris Brown's remorseful posturing? If it was because of the later I have a little problem with people being so hot to forgive this world-class creep. Chris Brown SERIOUSLY BEAT Rihanna. Did people not see the pictures of what he did to her? He beat her face bloody. It was shocking. Nothing Chris Brown has said or done indicates that he is sorry for what he did to Rihanna. He seems sorry that his career is in the toilet because of this incident -- because he got caught. Of course the only person who can know whether or not he is truly sorry and truly changed is Chris Brown. However, he committed a serious crime against Rihanna and it disturbs me that people seem so willing to forgive him. Domestic violence is a crime. People who commit acts of domestic violence rarely change -- I suppose they can, but they don't. Once in a blue moon you get someone who sincerely changes, but that is the exception and not the rule. Everyone gets their panties in a bunch over the example Hollywood sets for young people -- what sort of example is being set by everyone being so hot to forgive this guy? Is he being forgiven because he is cute, young and talented? Is all that it takes is one clever publicity stunt and Chris Brown gets his career back? I hope not. What this creep did to Rihanna was a serious crime. Let's treat it as such. There are a whole lot of talented, cute people out there who don't beat women -- let's pay attention to them.