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To think Chris Brown didn't simply make one mistake

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jessjessjess Mon 24-Dec-12 01:56:43

I told a friend I was shocked that Rihanna had done a duet with Chris Brown.

She said she felt he'd been given an unfairly hard time.

I told her I'd seen stats saying a lot of young people think Rihanna must have "deserved" it and I think it's not only acceptable, but absolutely vital, for the media to keep being negative about a man who violently assaulted his girlfriend.

She said she thought he'd been subjected to trial by media and should be given another chance after he "just made one mistake".

Seriously, what? AIBU to think she is completely wrong?

lubeybooby Mon 24-Dec-12 01:58:19

wtf? has she seen the state he made of her face?

Disgusting man and he doesn't seem remotely sorry.

BrawToken Mon 24-Dec-12 01:58:29

I agree. My 15 year old thinks he should be forgiven. I don't.

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Mon 24-Dec-12 02:02:14

I can't stand him, he is violent. I even wrote to ABC to complain about them showing an interview he did, after he threw a chair out of a high rise window in a rage after the host asked him about Rhianna.
I wish someone could make Rhianna see he deserves to be charged and to file charges against him. She did herself and all abuse victims a great dis-service by not laying charges against him.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 24-Dec-12 02:03:46

I think people want to believe he can change. Not because he is particularly worthy of forgiveness because he's in some way special but because people do tend to want to believe that people who do bad things can change. And he was so young at the time which makes people want to believe it as well.

But no,Yanbu. He's an odious cunt. Not being a forgiving kind of woman I fully believe he will do it again. And had probably done it to less noticeable degrees before that final outburst that made headlines.

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Mon 24-Dec-12 02:05:06

Not a bit of remorse

jessjessjess Mon 24-Dec-12 02:12:30

"She did herself and all abuse victims a great dis-service by not laying charges against him."

This. Exactly this.

BrawToken Mon 24-Dec-12 02:19:33

Just watched that Christmas, what an evil arsehole.

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Mon 24-Dec-12 02:27:13

Agreed 100000000000%

Imabadmum Mon 24-Dec-12 02:29:16

Who the fuck is Chris Brown?

sooperdooper Mon 24-Dec-12 02:32:19

He's disgusting and I think she's a fool for taking him back and sadly, I think she's regret it

It's a terrible example to young people of both sexes who idolise her

I got into a row on a wedding forum with someone who suggested one of his songs as a first dance confused

CaliforniaSucksSnowballs Mon 24-Dec-12 02:46:40

She is a fool to take him back. When I figured out they were together All I could think was what the hell is she thinking?
He's a nasty piece of work.

covermyfacefromthesun Mon 24-Dec-12 02:54:52

Only those two know what happened. If she can forgive him then...

The media doesn't always tell the whole truth.

Whiteworm Mon 24-Dec-12 03:02:48

They both are as smug as each other, Narcissictic couple.

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Mon 24-Dec-12 03:14:48

covermyfacefromthesun, if she can forgive him, that is fine for her. But it doesn't change what he is, an arrogant, violent abuser with a bad temper. It doesn't mean he should be accepted by others.
There are lot's of other musicians out there who are not horrible human beings.

LoopsInHoops Mon 24-Dec-12 03:59:50

I'm fairly sure it's not as easy for someone whose livelihood depends on connections. Don't blame Rihanna - many victims don't press charges and that is their right. It's horrible that people think this means he can be excused, but that isn't her fault.

AlexReidsLonelyThisChristmas Mon 24-Dec-12 04:34:33

Despite the awful message it's giving to young girls, her taking an abuser back.
I really hope (for her sake) that the reunion is just a 'showmance' another string to her 'controversial' bow.
I was discussing it with my teenage sister who thankfully thinks them getting back together is madness. I do worry for the young girls who look up to Rhianna as a role model and are seeing this behaviour as normal.

I hope the above made sense, it is stupid o'clock, full of cold and can't sleep. grin

Witchety Mon 24-Dec-12 07:57:04

Young girls??

What about the example to young lads?

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 24-Dec-12 08:04:35

Yanbu. A mistake is something done in error. He didn't accidentally beat the shit out of her, he did it deliberately. I mean, I get angry and manage not to repeatedly punch people in the face all the time. It isn't hard. Unless of course you like hitting people. Because you're a vile shit.

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Mon 24-Dec-12 08:17:32

I am not sure of my feelings on this tbh. I would really like to think people can change and he has realised what a dick he is. But I don't think that is the case here.

As an aside, he was charged, pled guilty and was sentenced to 5 years probation and 6 months community service. Not a massive sentence but more than alot of people get for a first offence.
Just wanted to clear up that he was charged.

helpyourself Mon 24-Dec-12 08:31:45

It's in the public domain and a trigger or discussing it with our teenage children at least. Incredible depressing for her though.

hermioneweasley Mon 24-Dec-12 08:37:50

Agree with chickens.

I think it serve to show how difficult it can be to get away from abusive men- even when you have all the resources in the world.

Slainte Mon 24-Dec-12 08:41:17

Did he get a tattoo afterwards of her beaten face? Maybe I'm wrong but thought I read it somewhere.

If so, that definitely shows no remorse.

Lovecat Mon 24-Dec-12 08:45:13

The tattoo was of something else but it wasn't particularly pleasant.

I had a stand-up row with a bloke in our office about this, I think I took him aback by my vehemence on the subject. He began, however, by saying 'well, you don't know what she did to provoke him...' hmmangry

And this was a grown man with a baby daughter, not some teenager. sad

It makes me despair that she's taken him back.

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Mon 24-Dec-12 08:48:27

Did he get a tattoo afterwards of her beaten face? Maybe I'm wrong but thought I read it somewhere.

That was unconfirmed. He had a tattoo of a womans face, it was taken from a MAC (make up) illustration. You can see similar on their website.

The media took great joy in reporting it was rhianna. But the tattoo artist, Chris brown and rhianna all say it the MAC thing.

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