Unless you’ve been living under the biggest rock in human history, you probably have heard something or other about a quiet little shindig known as The Grammys. Adele dominated, Bon Iver was the best surprise of the night, and Chris Brown lip-synched his ass off (at least in his first performance). Naturally, the social networking world was all abuzz about this event, with people posting and tweeting their reactions and their opinions about the night at light-speed almost throughout the week.
And one of the biggest trending topics around THE WHOLE INTERNET was about none other than Sir-Syncs-Alot himself: Chris Brown, the recipient of the Grammy for R&B Album of the Year. But, why is this important? Because, apparently, Chris Brown’s Grammy win was the reason behind tweets like this:
- “Chris Brown could serenade me and then punch me in the eye. I’m down for it.”
- “I don’t know why Rihanna complained. Chris Brown could beat me anytime he wanted to.”
- “Dude, Chris Brown could punch me in the face as much as he wants to, just as long as he kisses it (:”
- “I wish Chris Brown would punch me.”
Here’s a longer list of other similarly INSANE tweets.
Now, if you recall, Chris Brown was involved in an extremely violent physical abuse lawsuit with Rihanna just three short years ago in which he maimed her and imprinted her life with a horrible emotional scar that neither he nor she can ever truly erase. Read the police report, goddammit. That level of gruesome and despicable violence cannot by any means constitute as something that anyone wants, no matter what any estrogen induced, adolescent, somewhat idiotic teenage girls will say. It’s beyond intolerable and, FOR GOD’S SAKE, should never ever be praised. And while I’m pretty aware of the fact that none of these girls actually want Chris Brown (or anyone else for that matter) to hurt a single hair on their heads, the idea that they can even say such a thing is A SERIOUS cause for concern. I don’t care how cute you think he is, or how much you like to shake your tush to his tunes, there is nothing that will make it okay for him to even so much as touch a women without her say so. I don’t even know what would make these girls attracted to a guy who “beats women.” It’s like an insanely twisted bad-boy complex. I personally prefer the nice guy over Mr. McBludgeon, but maybe that’s just me.
Anyhow, I’m not saying that any and all physical abusers do not deserve forgiveness and should be chased out of town with pitchforks. If Chris Brown goes through the proper channels of psychotherapy, criminal punishment, and legitimately bettering himself then there is no need to keep dredging up past mistakes. BUT! These tweets and the fact that they went SUPER-DUPER viral is not appropriate and never will be no matter who Chris Brown is, or how much time has gone by.
It is a mockery of someone else’s horrible experience, as well as every other person who has survived the trauma of a physically abusive relationship. It’s a shame to see girls making these mindless statements and ridiculing Rihanna’s gruesome experience (which none of them would wish on their worst enemy) and an even bigger shame to see it get so freaking popular.
All my love!