Would You Let That Hit You?: Chris Brown

This post isn’t a joke. I was infuriated last night when Chris Brown trotted onstage to accept the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, thereby defeating a roster of artists which included Ledisi, Kelly Price, El DeBarge and R. Kelly (the latter of whom would not be much better)… Oh, and the standing ovation after his performance? I nearly threw my remote at the television screen.

Frankly, I wasn’t going to write about the Grammys, solely because I’d be promoting a program that allowed this to happen. A program that referred to themselves as “victims”, because they had to refrain from promoting Brown for a few years.

But then I saw this.

Yes, this is a list of twenty-five (mostly) young women saying Chris Brown’s so sexy and/or talented that they’d let him punch them in the face. This is more disturbing than anything that happened during last night’s show. You can argue all day that people need to move on and everyone deserves a second chance, but what did Brown do to deserve that second chance? Make a few hit songs for a fanbase who’d willingly let him beat them ’til they bleed?

I’m sorry. Disagree with me all you want. This is not okay.

– Dewitt

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