This post was inspired but an article on HelloGiggles titled “I’m not okay with Chris Brown performing at the Grammys and I am not sure why you are.” As I warning many of my posts may be inspired from this site in the future as it really does cover alot of topics that I enjoy reading about. I am not a Chris Brown or a Rihanna fan but I came across this blog and it really caught my attention.
The article discusses how Chris Brown is slated to be at the Grammy’s despite his domestic abuse charge against him from Rihanna. The blogger feels that because he convicted of domestic abuse he should not be allowed to preform at events such at this. Events such as this are a privledge and by allowing him to do it we, the audience, are- to use her words “are accepting the message that women just aren’t that important.”
This article really had my mind reeling. The author cited alot of celebrities who really didn’t seem to have much to say in defense of Rihanna and on first read this was really alarming. I am all for women’s rights and I would be the first to come to the defense of a girl who has been abused- no one deserves that- ever. However, in the case of Rihanna and Chris Brown I find it really hard to pick sides.
The day after I read this article I found out that Rihanna and Chris Brown are collaborating on a new song “Birthday Cake” Chris Brown raps about wanting to “give it to her in the worst way.” This information really made me realize why people really didn’t come to her defense. Rihanna is not defending herself in this scenario! Rihanna is taking back a guy in her life who abused her and she is helping forward his career. Not only that but she is allowing him to insert lyrics borderline dergatory towards her in her own song!
In this case I have to say that I think we need to back off from Chris Brown even though my instinct is to want to hate him. I find it hard to victimize a girl who doesn’t help herself. if Rihanna is truly hurt by him and afraid of him then she needs to take a step back from him and let us know she needs help and support. Until she does that I find it hard to punish for Chris Brown for something Rihanna seems to have forgiven him for.
What do you guys think? Should we hate Chris Brown for what he did or should we move on?