On Sunday, Chris Brown performed at a tribute to Michael Jackson during the 2010 BET Awards. Chris Brown broke down in tears during the song, and many are speculating that the performance was simply a publicity move to jump start Chris Brown’s faltering career. You can see a video clip of Chris Brown’s performance, as well as some of the media commentary on it, over at Newsy.
Feminists For Choice reader Kat e-mailed me earlier this week to express her opinion about Chris Brown’s tears. In Kat’s opinion, once a beater, always a beater. I tend to agree.
For those who don’t know the back story, Chris Brown fell from grace when he savagely beat up his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in the Fall of 2008. Rihanna was beaten to the point that her face was unrecognizable, but she took Brown back after he apologized. Rihanna ultimately decided to leave Chris Brown, and she has spoken up about domestic violence during an interview with Diane Sawyer, as well as in an interview with Glamour. Chris Brown has given his own contrite media interviews on Good Morning America and Larry King Live.
The whole Chris Brown/Rihanna situation makes me wonder if domestic abusers can honestly ever change. [Read more...]