Should We All Forgive Chris Brown for Slugging Rihanna and Spewing Homophobic Slurs?

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Team Breezy isn't just a gang of crazy wife-beaters and delusional, masochistic teenaged girls. All types -- tweens, thugs, and grandmas alike -- revel in Chris Brown's immense talents, even after he slugged Rihanna, trashed Good Morning America's studio, and spewed homophobic slurs at the paparazzi.

Of course, no one has forgotten that Brown and Rihanna's volatile, yearlong relationship ended in 2009 when he attacked the "Disturbia" singer just hours before the Grammy Awards, allegedly biting and punching her. But it seems that plenty of people have forgiven him.

Normally, beating the crap out of your famous girlfriend is a really bad career move. And more importantly, it makes you a certain kind of monster. But Brown is gifted. And apparently, those who support him value true talent above all else.

Even Rosie O'Donnell has come to Breezy's defense. Tweeting in response to the media backlash that resulted from Brown's mini-rampage at Good Morning America, the comedian explained her stance on the pop-hopper, writing, "He was held accountable - he did his service - the judge commended him - he grew up in a violent home - he is only 21."



Many white rockers -- and even Yanni -- have been accused of domestic abuse. And though they weren't all charged, their crimes seem to fade speedily from our collective pop-culture memory. Meanwhile, there have been plenty of other supertalented black performers with generally shitty personal lives, like R. Kelly and Michael Jackson, who have been met with extreme criticism.

Obviously, we're not saying that physically assaulting your GF or peeing on a 15 year old or cuddling with a young Macaulay Culkin is acceptable conduct. But these kinds of bad behavior don't necessarily negate a charismatic star's ability to entertain.

Prior to his many missteps, the media and his fans frequently compared Brown to the King of Pop for something other than being a fuck-up. Even today, his smooth dance moves and hot, buttery voice are proof that Brown has what it takes to be a legend. He pumps out hit single after hit single, collaborating with newbies like Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne while also hooking up with old-school stars like T-Boz and Busta Rhymes. His latest album, F.A.M.E. (an abbreviation for Forgiving All My Enemies and Fans Are My Everything) debuted at number one on the Billboard 100. And Brown even acted in and produced the film Takers.



So is Team Breezy on to something? Life is not always simple, people make mistakes, and hurt people hurt people. Sometimes our domestic brawls end up on national television. Other times they stay in the bedroom. Either way, they all suck.

It's true that Chris Brown oozes talent from every pore of his hyper-aggressive being. So maybe we should just forgive his youthful transgressions and embrace his pop superstardom. But then again, maybe not.

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Spider Legs
Spider Legs

Does anyone else have a headache after reading Linda and 100%' True's comments? No, i don't mean because of their ignorance or naiveness, but rather their punctuation. Okay, maybe a little because of the latter. No Chris Brown should not be forgiven for slugging Rihanna or his temper tantrums . He is a big man, all grown up, he should be able to handle it. In fact his big manly being has so much manly testosterone brewing within him that he beats up women. So what, "women is getting beat every min"... right Linda? Let's just let this one slide. Poor Chris, he has endured so much :( And really it's not his fault he's a women thumper, the poor thing grew up in a violent home. Not sure how you guys feel -i grew up in violent home as well- the last thing I want to do is beat my daughter when she misbehaves, or toss around my girlfriend when we argue. No excuses, your responsible entirely for your behavior no matter how much you wanna plead you inherited it.

Iknow
Iknow

This dude is so on the DOWN LOW.  Check him out.  This is the most DOWN LOW brother ever. 

Solea74
Solea74

Take away technology and Chris Brown couldn't sing his way out of a wet paper bag !  The most news-worthy thing about Chris Brown is the fact that he abused his super-star girlfriend, who like-wise couldn't sing her way out of a wet paper bag.  The sad truth is that there millions of other talented people out there creating amazing art of every kind who will never get a moment of attention from the press because they do not beat their partners or engage in other forms of socially unacceptable behavior.

100% True
100% True

oH IS THAT WHAT YOU THINK OF tEAM bREEZY? WOW ALL THOSE NAMES!!

SEEMS LIKE YOU DON'T LIKE TEAMBREEZY AT ALL..HMM I WONDER WHY

I AM GUESSING THEY GOT YOUR FEELINGS ARE SEVERELY HURT AND YO ARE HERE AGAIN CRYING LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD AGAIN.

WHAT HAPPENED? YOUR HIGH HORSE ISN'T HIGH ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR NOSE FROM CHRIS BROWN'S ANUS?

TOO MUCH PEACE AND HARMONY AMONGST AMERICANS IN VIEW OF THE EFFECTS OF CREDIT CRUNCH ON CITIZENS THAT YOU THOUGHT TO STEER THINGS UP PY RAISING THE RACIST FLAG & BULLY ANOTHER BLACK CHILD LIKE FOX NEWS CAST.

PERHAPS THEY=> TEAMBREEZY HAVE BIGGER HEARTS THAN ALL YOU NARROW MINDED HYPOCRITES THAT LIKE TO PLAY GOD & JUDGE PEOPLE YOU CAN'T CREATE

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? DID YOU JUST CRAWL OUT OF A ROCK? SEEMS YOU'VE MISSED A LOT! QUESTION OF FORGIVENESS HAS ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED.NOT EVERY ONE IDOLIZES RIHANNA, SO YOUR REFERENCE TO A 3 YEAR AGO INCIDENT HAS ONLY FURTHER PROVED HOW IGNORANT YOU ARE.

SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH, WHY THE HELL SHOULD I KNOW WHAT SHES BEEN THROUGH WITH SEVERAL MILLIONS IN HER ACCOUNT? WHILE FAMILIES ARE BEEN THROWN OUT ON THE STREETS WITH NOTHING IN THEIR ACCOUNTS.

I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD WORST THINGS HAPPEN TO "ORDINARY PEOPLE" YET THOSE ARE UN-IMPORTANT TO YOU & FOX NEWS CAST. 

LEAVE R KELLY ALONE=> CHARLIE/ MEL/ SEAN ARE BETTER REPLACEMENT BUT THEY ARE MISSING FROM THIS ARTICLE=> OH I FORGOT WHITE PEOPLE DON'T COUNT.

PLEASE DON'T FORGIVE CHRIS! PLEASE JUST GO AWAY!

Linda Green
Linda Green

you forgive charlie sheen for shootin his girlfreind and beatin oh sugglin his wives isaid wives  and sean penn for beatin madonna ass everyday get of chris dick you look like the biggest clown in town why is chris so important women is gettin beat every min. how come you are not reportin what is happen to women who are get abuse chris is not worryin about what you'll sayin because he have TEAMBREEZY and he can speak his mind you speak yours

BryanNatalie
BryanNatalie

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100% True
100% True

 Spider legs, 

OK since you have the nerve to refer to punctuation on a blog how come you can't tell the difference between "woman" & "women"?! 

This is a common error a lot of over zealous hypocrites make when referring to a SINGULAR 3yrs old incident. This is about pity...."poor Chris he has endured so much....." ITS ABOUT YOU & YOUR TWISTED & VERY BIASED ONE SIDED FEMINIST THEORIES "he is a grown man, he should be able to deal with a woman's BS?"

So its ok for Rihanna to beat him BUT its not ok for him to retaliate? HMMM, is see where this confusion stems from now=> double standard feminist society. 

Up till now, Rihanna can't tell the entire story that indite her, SHE WAS TOLD TO ONLY TELL THE PART THAT INDITE CHRIS & she got praised and paid for that. SINCE CHRIS WILL NOT TELL HIS OWN STORY, WE HAVE ONLY RIHANNA ONE SIDED STORY TO GO BY but i can't judge until i know what exactly happened that led to that incident IN THE CAR ON THE WAY TO 2009 GRAMMY AWARD that both were scheduled to perform at. ESPECIALLY SINCE, THEY WERE LOVERS.

In a balanced world, i'd say they are both guilty for assault => BUT ITS NOT A FAR WORLD COS "GIRLS RUN THE WORLD INDEED"! Brown plead guilty & got his sentence by law & he is still serving his punishment WHILE RIHANNA WALKS AWAY WITH GIFTS AND REWARDS FOR HER OWN PART IN THE INCIDENT.

and that isn't still enough, YOU PEOPLE STILL TAUNTING, BULLYING, BLACKMAILING, SINGLING HIM OUT, EMBARRASSING, JUDGING, INSULTING & ATTACKING HIM EVERYWHERE, on blogs like this one, FAUX NEWS CREW, CNN NEWS CREW, RAZ B, TYLER (a violent singer), PEREZ, lying NEIGHBORS FROM HELL, GMA deceit etc AND YOU BLAME HIM FOR DEFENDING HIMSELF OR REACTING TO ALL YOU PEOPLE?!

WOW!......you guys must really be proud of yourselves

I am not here to defend Chris BUT I AM HERE TO POINT OUT THE BIAS IN THIS ARTICLE & the hypocrisy perhaps due to an underlined RACISM still brewing in our society. i.e IN DIRECT COMPARISON TO CHARLIE SHEEN amongst others.

"testosterone brewing within him that he beats up women" IMAGINE THAT SUPER IGNORANT STATEMENT?! 

Its easy to tell a media fed hypocrite, trying to right a high horse on a blog while ignoring the fact that CHARLIE SHEEN reportedly got a settlement of $125 off CBS & has his own TV SHOW HOSTED ON A FAMILY NETWORK=> either re-runs from 2 & a half men or the recent celebrity roast=> 

"HE IS WINNING" and questions hasn't arisen "SHOULD WE FORGIVE CHARLIE SHEEN FOR ALL THE NUMEROUS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOWARDS HIS WIFE IN FROM OF HIS CHILDREN?" where is the justice in this world?!

Charlie Sheen is 46 years old & has been misbehaving for over 20 years while Chris is 22 years old and only missed his way at 19. BUT WHO SHOW WE PERSECUTE=> PERSECUTE THE 19 YEARS OLD; HE IS BLACK even though he has been a good kid till then and after then.

Now i like Charie Sheen, and I like Chris Brown & the question to forgive them for their personal acts is not mine to ask but their victims. I GUESS YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME AND STOP WHINING on blogs blaming others for you personal FAILURES.

100% True
100% True

Solean74, if you think he can not sing then why was he grammy nominated 3 times for BEST VOCALS category with his smash hit collaboration with Jordan Sparks "NO AIR"?

AND THAT WAS IN 2008 b4 the "so called Rihanna plague"!. 

How come he is the 1# RnB MEGA STAR in the world today? despite, Neyo, Trey Songs Usher, Tank, R, kelly etc?!!!!!!!

Although this article isn't about his talent=> WHICH NO SOUL ON THIS PLANET CAN DENY but where we should allow RACISM to continue or not.

Articles. blogs & media have been desperately trying to find a suitable replacement for Chris Brown e.g Justin Bieber BUT KEPT FAILING because no matter how much they celebrate OR PUMP MONEY into a white kid's pocket, HE CAN NEVER BE as talented as CHRIS BREEZY!

Chris is not disturbing anyone, he is just doing his music and minding his business BUT IS YOU ARE NOT HAPPEY AT HIS MERE EXISTENCE, please join the bullies & racist campaign 

so if you want to join the search for a replacement please contact (the failing team) PEREZ, MEDIA TAKE OUT, RADAR ONLINE, GOSSIP CELEB, CNN, FAUX etc they have been failing since 2009.

Liz Tracy
Liz Tracy

For sure there are plenty of more talented people out there, but Chris Brown was popular before he hit Rihanna. 

100% True
100% True

Charlie $125 million in pay out by CBS!!!! charlie is winning=> ITS OK! HE IS WHITE...he can also have his own TV show on our family channel AFTER HIS 20 YEARS OF VIOLENCE & DOMESTIC ABUSE AGAINST HIS GIRLFRIENDS, WIVES & CHILDREN.

but here is the question

SHOULD WE FORGIVE CHRIS BROWN HIS HIS ONE INCIDENT 3 YREAS AGO?! remember he is BLACK! and he didn't take OUR BULLY & RACISM lying down!

wow....what a racist BLOGGER!

100% True
100% True

December 2008

Billboard names Brown its artist of the year. He's followed up by Lil Wayne at No. 2 and Rihanna at No. 3 -- who also was his girlfriend. Major honors and a super-talented, super-hot lady? What more does a dude need?

http://www.redeyechicago.com/e...

King Makers
King Makers

December 2008

Billboard names Brown its artist of the year. He's followed up by Lil Wayne at No. 2 and Rihanna at No. 3 -- who also was his girlfriend. Major honors and a super-talented, super-hot lady? What more does a dude need?

http://www.redeyechicago.com/e...

DO YOUR RESEACH! chris was at the top b4 he dated the wrong girl

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