This article discusses the controversy (to call it that kind of trivializes the whole thing) behind the Chris Brown incident and questions whether Rihanna is playing a part in further corrupting the already dangerously fragile minds of the modern young female. Let me just clarify: I’m not a feminist by any means, I am a staunch individualist. I don’t believe anyone should ever have to live their lives and make decisions based on anyone else’s standards surrounding their race or gender. I do, however, believe in someone paying for their mistakes (again, trivializing), and obviously, aside from a little bit of community service, Chris Brown hasn’t even had to so much as really apologize for beating the ever-loving shit out of his very famous girlfriend. Seeing as he is a public figure, and therefore, supposedly held to a higher standard, the guy should have been shut-out for at least a decade, if not for good. Instead, like with Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger, all was forgiven, and he could go back to being a millionaire. What happened to responsibility?
I’m not even into the whole “role-model” business, but as that article pointed out, there are young women out there saying this douchebag “could beat me up anytime.” They can’t possibly understand what they are saying. It is not helping that Rihanna is recording and performing with her assailant, which sends out the message that it’s okay everyone! “I’m not only going to talk to the guy that mangled my face, but I’m going to help him make more money!” I don’t understand it. Chris Brown fans, if you can even read all of these words, can you help me understand how this is okay? Explain it to me? And please use actual words and not “u”or “b” and “dis” if you can.
All I am getting out of this is that your actions don’t matter as long as you are entertaining. We’re putting money and fun ahead of morality. And it’s worse that it involves 2 public figures on either side. What’s next? It’s okay that you killed that kid because you make beats that make me wanna move. It was already okay that those two scumbag football players raped that woman and abused those dogs because it’s fucking football, and in America nothing takes precedence over football. Except crappy music. And the examples don’t even end there.
I don’t like to sit here and make the claim that people are stupid, because I honestly don’t believe that. Human beings are prone to missteps and misinterpretations, and to err is extremely human. And to claim that other people are stupid is to suggest that you believe yourself to be smarter than everyone else, and I don’t believe that about myself. Observing the things happening in the world and our access to information against incidents like these makes me believe the world is entering a new era of ignorance. People are becoming brazen about the choice to not acknowledge or flat out ignore certain unpleasant facts. It doesn’t matter as long as we’re having fun. What’s happening to the world?
I’m not even sure I want to understand any of this.