I take it you’ve seen Chris Brown’s new tattoo? The one that’s a Mexican sugar skull. Well, at least that’s what he is trying to pass it off as. It also looks a lot like a woman who has been beaten up. Oh yeah, Chris Brown beat the shit out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The violent neck tattoo has nothing to do with that incident, apparently.
You’d think that if you’d been charged with assault, you would avoid having the beaten face of a woman tattooed on your face, wouldn’t you?
Anyway, I digress. In all honestly, I don’t care what he was going for with the tattoo. What I do care about is how much of a fucking dick he is; and how his consistently terrible behaviour has been rewarded by the music industry and his stupid fucking fans.
I would feel different about Chris Brown if he acted like less of an asshole. Since the 2009 ‘incident’ with Rihanna, he has shown no public remorse for his actions. How are we supposed to forgive him (for what is essentially an unforgivable act) if he doesn’t own up to his mistakes? In fact, when he was asked about the subject on Good Morning America last year, he described it as not a “big deal” and proceeded to throw a tantrum in his dressing room. He then headed to Twitter to tell his idiotic followers that “I’m so over people bring this past shit up!!” Yes, Chris. When you beat the shit out of someone, then act like you’ve not done anything wrong, people are going to have opinions. They are going to think you are a piece of shit, and you’ll have to choose whether to accept that or finally apologise for your actions.
He doesn’t have to apologise though; as he has been welcomed back into the music industry with open arms. Initially, it was thought that Brown’s career would be dead in the water. He lost a number of big endorsement deals and was slaughtered in the press. Mere months after his arrest, however, his appropriately-titled single ‘I Can Transform Ya’ broke the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100. He promoted the song with a number of television interviews, during which the elephant in the room was never mentioned. He was somehow managing to climb his way back to the top
Since then, he has gone on to even more success. His 2011 album F.A.M.E. went to number one and spawned five hit singles. He has also signed a number of new endorsement deals, as well as starring in the 2012 romantic comedy Think Like a Man. Worse still, his latest album, Fortune, has been just as successful as his previous effort. The latest cut from his album is called ‘Don’t Judge Me’. You can’t tell me what to do, Chris.
It’s not all happiness and roses for Brown. Earlier this year, he got into a heated altercation with rapper and Rihanna-collaborator Drake. Nobody really knows what the two fought over, though its assumed that the Bajan songstress had something to do with it. Drake was said to have instigated the fight, which left Brown with a nasty chin wound. I don’t believe that violence is the answer in any circumstances, but I was tempted to make this picture my screensaver.
Look, I’m not saying that Chris Brown should be shunned for the rest of his life. I do think he should publicly state that his actions, both during the 2009 incident and in interviews following it, have been shitty and that he is genuinely sorry. Maybe then, all of the people who think he’s scum (including myself) may be less repulsed by him
P.S. Whoever went to their local HMV and put these stickers on Chris Brown’s new album deserve some kind of medal: