Posts Tagged ‘beating’

I’ve held off on making this post for some time because

a) I was stuffing myself with Thanksgiving goodness, and

b) Lots of people have already done so.

For example, I bring you Chris Havercroft:

“Regardless of whether Chris Brown has any musical talent (he doesn’t) and whether this album is any good (it isn’t), the man recently brutally assaulted a woman, and is still regularly invited back to award shows and worshipped by “Breezy” fans worldwide. Which is, frankly, disgusting. And for those of you out there saying you need to separate the music from the man; screw you, don’ encourage his actions.”

Havercroft has a fair point in that last sentence. Long before basketball superstar Charles Barkley decried, “I am not a role model,” we venerated celebrities whose real-life antics would get a less moneyed and less famous person considerable jail time and repudiation. In the same way that we can’t let Jerry Sandusky off the hook simply because he was a college sports icon, we shouldn’t let Chris Brown off the hook because he’s a popular singer. 

He’s still a dirty, dirty douche canoe who deserves to be donkey-punched by anyone who sees him on the street.This is pretty much where I move away from my Christian beliefs. Jesus would urge forgiveness. I urge stoning.

What bothers me most about this situation is not that Chris Brown most likely doesn’t believe what he did was wrong (Really? Listen to his lyrics. Very little beyond misogyny in there.) or that he deserves to have it overlooked because he’s the singer of the century, but the fact that his former girlfriend and punching bag, Rihanna, keeps going back to this clown. Never has there been a more high-profile example of battered woman syndrome. 

Commentator Andy Levy recently poked fun at Brown via Twitter. The Breezy Army and Brown both lashed out at him. To be fair, they were only mad at him because he made light of the fact that Brown was a womanizing, woman-beating mantramp and called more national attention to the fact that Brown beat the crap out of Rihanna. Nobody appreciates you when you keep using “facts” to really screw up people’s perception of an individual.

It’s a simple concept, and one we here at MMISBTY heartily endorse: