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09 March 2009

Chris Brown & Rihanna

If you've watched the news at any point between February 8 and now (or if you've been lurking around this blog for the past few weeks), you are probably aware that Chris Brown "deserves every punishment in the book. Besides forcibly trying to remove Rihanna from the moving Lamborghini, he also repeatedly smashed her head against the window, punched her squarely in the face (more than once), and proclaimed, 'I'm going to beat the --- out of you when we get home'" (LimeLife) because he received a text from a former lover and she was upset about it. "A Los Angeles police affidavit alleges that on Feb. 8, Brown punched, bit and choked Rihanna until she nearly lost consciousness" (Music.MSN.com). "When Rihanna called her assistant to get help - and make sure the police were on their way - Chris responded, 'You just did the stupidest thing ever. I'm going to kill you' . . . not surprisingly, new details are emerging that confirm this is not the first time Chris has hit her" (LimeLife).

And now, "According to Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker, Brown and Rihanna plan to co-author a book about abuse and reappear together on a number of talk shows in a deal, which also reportedly includes a $10 million clause regarding Brown's future actions toward her.
"'[He'll pay] as much as $10 million . . . if he as much as squeezes her arm the wrong way,' a source close to Brown reportedly told the columnist" (Access Hollywood).
Recently, "a message was posted on what appears to be Brown's MySpace blog on Thursday urging fans to vote for the singer in the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards" (Access Hollywood).

So . . . a man hits a woman and promises to pay her $10 million if he hits her again . . . if he doesn't kill her, first. I am appalled by the fact that Chris Brown can get away with that (in part because he is, after all, Chris Brown), and that he is still being nominated in the Kids' Choice Awards. He clearly is not a good role model for children. But, then again, Rihanna is not a good role model for young women -- what sort of message is she conveying to women, especially women in abusive relationships? What sort of message are both of them projecting to not only their fans, but couples in general? If you have enough money, you can knock around your girlfriend and pay her to drop the subject.

[EDIT 3/11]
Chris Brown has withdrawn his name from the Nickelodeon KCA -- (FNC).

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