Three years ago Chris Brown was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna. Last weekend he made his return to center stage with a performance at the Grammy Awards. Brown’s performance at the Grammy’s has caused a debate over our society’s attitude toward domestic violence. The conversation has been highlighted by a group of Twitter users who said that they would gladly take a beating from Chris Brown if he would give them a kiss or sing them a song.
One user writes: Like I’ve said multiple times before, Chris Brown can beat me all he wants… I’d do anything to have him oh my.
Another writes: I don’t know why Rihanna complained. Chris Brown can beat me anytime he wants to.
Another writes: Dude, Chris Brown can punch me in the face all he wants to, just as long as he kisses it.
Several celebrities have also come out in support of Chris Brown saying that he has “reformed” and that he deserves a second chance. Sherri Shepherd said on “The View” that Brown could even serve as a role model.
What do you think of Chris Brown’s return to mainstream music? Does the singer deserve a second chance?
Louis Peitzman at Gawker is perplexed at the forgive and forget attitude that is prevalent in the media in regard to Chris Brown. Peitzman writes:
“We are under no obligation to forgive and forget — and frankly, the idea that any person can violently abuse someone else and maintain a thriving career in the entertainment industry is embarrassing. “
What do you think? Michael Vick lost big sponsors and a big NFL contract after his dog fighting arrest. He’s slowly worked himself back into the good graces of the NFL and certain sponsors, but he is still one of the most hated athletes in the world.
Do you think Chris Brown’s Grammy performance sent the wrong message to girls?