The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck has referred to Chris Brown’s controversial Twitter comments as “verbal rape,” according to E! Online.
Fans of Brown and comedian Jenny Johnson were no doubt shocked to see the two locked in a heated war of words on the micro-blogging website. The exchange has prompted a number of comments and reactions from celebrities, including Hasselbeck.
“I think it’s disgusting, first of all,” the co-host explained. “But also, it seems like verbal rape to me. And I think at some point there’s gotta be a point where Twitter should ban anyone who writes anything forever on there and you should identify yourself.”
Although fellow host Whoopi Goldberg said that Chris Brown was certainly in the wrong when he made those comments, she stopped short of calling the exchange “verbal rape.”
“I have to say, if you’re gonna mess with him [Brown], you have to expect to get your head handed to you,” Goldberg said. “And I disagree with verbal rape, I don’t think that’s verbal rape. I just think both was assault. Both were verbally assaulting each other, and that is what we need to get rid of on Twitter because it happens too often and too much to too many people.”
She added, “You wanna bitch at somebody, bitch at them because you don’t like what they do. Have enough balls to say what you mean.”
According to the Daily Mail Hasselbeck isn’t backing down from her comments regardless of what Goldberg may feel.
“It was vile, disgusting and I stand by verbal rape,” she said.
The Inquisitr reports that Rihanna has come to Chris Brown’s defense on Twitter. In addition to posting a list of Jenny Johnson’s anti-Brown comments, Rihanna began retweeting thin-veiled comments directed at the comedy writer.
Do you agree with Elisabeth Hasselbeck that the Twitter posts made by Chris Brown are essentially verbal rape?