Although I admit to being pretty entertained by celebrity escapades, we are all only privy to them because news media oversteps the boundaries of privacy, reminding us that it is our right “to know.” I’ve always loathed the rules around being a public figure, because I think some things should just be kept private. When gangster Bill got his dick sucked, we certainly didn’t need to know the intimate details, and certainly didn’t want to know what kind of white stain that was on Monica’s dress. But because he was our President, we had to know each and every detail, piece by piece, making jokes in the process, while his wife and young daughter had to sit through all of it. When you’re heckling in the moment about how comical some of the escapades of our favorite celebrities are, we don’t really care about them, and we certainly don’t care about their families.
I am pretty tired of hearing about Chris and Rihanna. I don’t stand around with baited breath for Part__ of this interesting saga, but most of us do, and to our credit, all of this wanted or unwanted information is thrown directly in our faces. These kinds of situations should not be smeared across news at 11—sorry folks. Rihanna could very well become the mouth piece for women against domestic violence, and Chris, an example of what kind of dude you don’t want your darling daughters to date, but we really have no place putting either one of them in either of those positions. I am sure when Rhianna looks back on this, she won’t be thrilled that her battered face was plastered all over every tabloid magazine and news station in the country, and I’m sure Chris is not happy to be demonized in the media as being some kind of sick bastard who needs to be locked away. Although I firmly believe this cat needs to do some jail time for his actions, I am more concerned about him getting the emotional support clearly he has never gotten.
I doubt that this was the first time Chris and Rhianna had an altercation, it’s just unfortunate that we have all caught wind of it, and naturally issued out our judgments and opinions. I think we need to keep some things in perspective though. What good is it to demonize Chris Brown, who is a teenager, witnessed abuse as a kid and clearly has an anger management problem? The kid has issues that clearly no one in his camp has cared enough before now to address. Unfortunately, when you have a lot of money you attract enablers who could care less about your real problems. I am sure Chris acknowledges his wrongs, and one can only hope that he goes through the proper channels to reconcile some things within himself. I find it comical and annoying when those who support Rihanna become angry at those who support Chris. I am sure it was the lack of support that has left Chris in this place anyway. Many people don’t consider the abuser. They are typically written off as bad people who know better and don’t deserve second chances. Chris Brown needs just as much support and help as Rihanna, and until we can really have an honest conversation about both sides to the coin, we will continue to see this kind of abuse among young people.