Before we get back to our regularly scheduled red carpet onslaught/coverage, we wanted to go ahead and share with you the most appalling thing that happened with respect to the Grammys last night.
So, just to refresh: back in 2009, Chris Brown and Rihanna were on their way to the Grammy Awards when they got into an argument and he savagely beat her. Then he showed no remorse, acted entitled and violent for a while, failed some drug tests and maybe lied about his community service. A few years later, the world forgave Chris Brown because he’s really good at dancing, so even though it was the anniversary of the time he savagely beat a woman, he was invited to perform at the Grammys. He and Rihanna have since gotten back together, much to the chagrin of decent people everywhere.
Anyway. Last night, a Grammys producer actually named the terrible black mark on pop culture’s history… he just chose his words really poorly. Per E! Online:
Speaking of Mr. Timberlake, a Grammys producer gave him a shoutout before the show started to thank him when he “saved our ass when something unfortunate happened four years ago.”
If you remember, it was the year Timberlake replaced Chris Brown at the last-minute for a performance of “Let’s Stay Together” with Al Green, the year Brown was arrested and Rihanna went to the hospital.
No wonder the Grammys don’t mind having Chris Brown back at the ceremony–they just think of what happened as “something unfortunate!” We don’t know about you but we’d use “something unfortunate” as an apt way to describe getting gum on our shoe.
So, two things.
First, to the Grammys for indexing Chris Brown savagely beating Rihanna as “something unfortunate:” Fuck you.
Second, to E! Online for referring to Chris Brown savagely beating Rihanna as “the year Brown was arrested and Rihanna went to the hospital:” Fuck you.
That’s it for now!
Oh. Also. Thanks for nothing Adele:
At least she looks suitably afraid.
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