For someone who’s wasted as much of her life scavenging through entertainment news sites as I have, you’d think I’d have a better grasp on the concept that celebrities are completely human– and that even the ones I really like have the ability to mess up. More
Topic: Chris Brown
Speaking generally, I’ve always had a pretty solid zero tolerance policy when it comes to violence. I’m not a big believer in grey areas when it comes to violence of any kind, and so my knee jerk reaction is to write Johnny Weir off as a violent tool. More
I love Rihanna. I love her voice, I love her ever-changing hair, I love her badass style, I love her biting replies to people who say hateful things to her on Twitter. More
Woody Allen isn’t alone. Plenty of celebrities have been involved in instances of repeated domestic abuse, violence, or rape, and we ignore it because of the disconnect between their public personas and private issues. We have a system in place for burying these stories in a surprisingly short time, and as such, we think of these people are great artists who also raped/beat up some people. More
There’s a new animated series called Chozen premiering tonight (at 10:30pm on FX) starring Bobby Moynihan as an aspiring rapper, freshly out of jail and eager to lay down some beats that are intentionally, comically offensive. It sounds like a pretty funny show, but after the year we’ve had in music, I think it’ll be tough for them to successfully parody those types of lyrics without verging into actually degrading territory.
Violence is rarely an isolated incidence, and being abused one time is one time too many. How you can come back from that? More
Chris Brown has been arrested for assault again, and this time he could actually go to jail. More
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After earning himself a brief reprieve from my constant criticism by helping to support gay marriage a few weeks ago, Chris Brown is back in the limelight for doing what he does best — being a douchebag. Being empathetic was fun and all, I guess, but in general being detestable is much more in his wheelhouse, so he tends to focus on that skill set. More
Jezebel writer Doug Barry posted an article about Chris Brown losing his virginity at age 8 — which is obviously wrong. Barry doesn’t see it that way. More
Good news, everybody! We can all go home now! More
There’s this awful misconception that women, particularly pretty, talented white women, can’t be abusive. Emma Roberts‘ arrest is a reminder of this. But here’s why it’s not like Chris Brown — and why it is. More
As we all could have easily guessed, there are many people who aren’t down with Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s reconciliation late last year. From Lena Dunham to (allegedly) Katie Perry to anybody who doesn’t believe in defecating in the eyes of women, the world was displeased. But even though they split, it’s still impossible to know how the most important person here feels about the situation: Rihanna. More
Look, I have never been much of a fan of Chris Brown. It’s not because I don’t like his music. It’s – and I feel I have to keep reminding people of this – because of that time he beat up Rihanna so badly she had to go to the hospital. I’ve really never understood why anyone loves Chris Brown, because I do not think that making up good pop songs gives you an excuse to be a terrible human being. I would be open to the possibility that he has changed, except he never seems to change in any way.
And now maybe he is going to jail, and I don’t feel all that bad about it. More