Chris Brown’s Twitter has been deactivated after a word-brawl with a comedian this weekend (though we expect he’ll be back in short order), and the dramatic exit leaves the controversial star’s dedicated army of Twitter followers with a serious case of — in addition to some weird sort of celebrity Stockholm Syndrome — a reason to wail and gnash their teeth.
Chris Brown’s Twitter cabal is known as #teambreezy, and the vocal proponents of the singer — who became somewhat of a pariah in the music biz for beating down on-and-off girlfriend Rihanna — are led by Brown’s biggest and most accepting fan, his mom Joyce.
Joyce Hawkins tweets under the handle @mombreezy, and, in the absence of her son on the microblogging service, Team Breezy has turned to their matriarch in the time of great unrest and turmoil, seeking guidance and comfort from #teambreezy patient zero.
As Twitter reacts to Chris Brown’s latest tantrum, they have sent Mom Breezy a cacophony of lamentations, with one fan recently tweeting:
How indeed, Joyce? HOW INDEED?! Another Chris Brown fan pleads:
Supporters have also been changing their avatars to this — no, we aren’t kidding:
However, unimaginable as it may seem, not everyone is on Team Breezy. Some people seem not to appreciate the seriousness of Chris Brown’s Twitter quitting, and one tweeter twote:
Think of a major disaster of the last 20 years. Now imagine Chris Brown had died in that disaster. It would have been worth it, wouldn’t it?
— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) November 26, 2012
Andy Levy, who redefined the term “burn” in laying into Brown on TV, adds:
With Chris Brown off twitter his fans will have to wear name tags that say “#TeamBreezy” in real life so everyone knows they’re idiots
— Andy Levy (@andylevy) November 26, 2012
Are you surprised at Chris Brown’s Twitter tantrum?