I’m not a huge fan of Chris Brown, I’ll be up front about that. But it’s less about him personally than the larger issue of his career. How it is now apparently acceptable to beat a woman so badly that she requires inpatient care and then a couple of years later, it’s OK for him to be indignant and put upon if anyone mentions it. Like it’s no big deal.
On Sunday night after the Grammy’s, Brown reportedly tweeted: “Hate all u want becuz I got a Grammy now! That’s the ultimate f**k off!” and then “I’m back so watch my back as I walk away from all this negativity.” He later deleted both.
It’s also a little unnerving to think how many people in his industry are either fine with his behavior or are willing to pretend it’s fine, as long as profits are to be made. The shocking and horrifying response on Twitter to Chris Brown’s Grammy performance (from young women joking that they’d be cool with a punch in the face from him) is evidence that giving that dude a platform creates an environment where we’re all supposed to be OK with it. It’s just a joke – it’s fodder.
It’s not OK with me.
So when I saw this clip of Andy Levy of FoxNews apologizing to Chris Brown, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Andy Levy and Chris Brown got into a Twitter fight and Mr. Levy thought he needed to apologize for his actions. And I’ve never loved an apology more. Andy Levy for the win. The clip is from last year – it predates the Grammys by months. But it never gets old.
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