Dude, You Hit A Woman, Then You Went On TV Dressed Like That?Posted: August 31, 2009
It is time for another edition of Just Say What Happened.
Though I’m far from a fan of either person involved, the news has been inescapable that a singer named Chris Brown hit his girlfriend, a singer named Rihanna. He recently entered a guilty plea and received 5 years probation for hitting, biting, threatening to kill and holding this woman in a headlock until her breathing was restricted.
What a guy.
Today comes the news that Brown gave an interview to Larry King, in which he claims he does not remember hitting the young woman.
Dude, just say what happened.
Domestic violence is a choice. A poor choice. A shameful choice. A choice you made.
The assault you committed stemmed from a disagreement. I’m sure you’ve had other disagreements, haven’t you Mr. Brown? In fact, I would imagine you even disagreed with people who were bigger than you. Perhaps even men. Yet, there is no indication that you blacked out and attacked them. Why this time? Why someone you were in a relationship with?
Perhaps black outs only happen around people you’re sure can’t physically retaliate.
No, that’s not it. You didn’t black out. You chose to attack a woman, and that’s unacceptable.
You chose to go on television and perpetuate a lame excuse that abusers have tried to use, and gotten away with, for years.
Shame on you. Just say what happened.
On a related note, Larry King, who hosted this abuser on his TV show – does anyone else think he looks like the stereotypical space alien? Let’s examine them side by side, shall we?
Giant forehead? Check.
Wrinkly brow? Check.
Disturbing eyes? Check.
Triangular face? Check.
It is official, Larry King is an alien.
Blurt will return from this mix of outrage and foolishness to straight foolishness with the next post.
9/1/09 update – For a very well written post on this same matter, look here. I’ll let it go at this point. This is just an issue I’m a little passionate about.
3/22/11 update – What a surprise, our hero melts down again!
- Chris Brown Really Is A Changed Man (dlisted.com)