HIH's Garytt Poirier has a few things to say about the recent brouhaha surrounding Chris "I Won A F**king Grammy" Brown...and he isn't holding back...
If my mother reads this, she will cringe at my word choice in the above title, but hopefully she will appreciate that the message that I'm trying to get across is a reflection of the way she raised me.
I sat on my couch watching the Grammys last Sunday night because I, like most of America, was curious about how they would handle the untimely death of Whitney Houston. To my dismay, I had to bear witness to not one, but TWO mediocrely choreographed (and lip-synced) performances by Chris Brown. Not only that, but today he and Rihanna released two collaborative remixes (for "Turn Up The Music" and "Birthday Cake," respectively) that I refuse to listen to because I'm pretty sure it won't have the effect on me that Crosby Stills & Nash's "Ohio" had on my parents' generation. Yup. That’s right, boys and girls. Chris Brown is back and more shameless than ever.
What makes Chris Brown so damn unlikable is his utter lack of remorse. He makes O.J. Simpson look compassionate. He doesn't even pretend to admit that what he did to his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, the night before the 2009 Grammy telecast was remotely wrong. Oh, and if you think it was just a “misunderstanding”, check out the police report that makes some torture-porn movies seem like an Alvin and the Chipmunks flick. He beat Rihanna mercilessly and now walks around Hollywood as if he got away with it. You know why? Because he did.
Remember Michael Vick? Michael Vick committed reprehensible acts to dogs with his involvement in an underground ring. Love him or hate him, he spent 19 months in jail and paid his debt to society. He continues to speak about the error of his ways and has made it a point to educate youth through his mistakes. I like to believe Michael Vick was rehabilitated by the system and regrets what he did. Chris Brown doesn't appear to regret a thing as he struts around with a smug demeanor. Why shouldn’t he? After his Grammy performances, several young women took to Twitter saying things like, “Shut up about Chris Brown being a woman beater. Shiiiiit he can beat me up all night if he wants.” Seriously? No, are you f**king serious? The Beatles taught my parents' generation peace and love. Chris Brown is teaching this generation that physical abuse is no big deal as long as you have a Grammy.
Most recently, Chris Brown got into a Twitter war with World Wrestling Entertainment champion CM Punk that has been picked up by several media outlets. It ultimately culminated with CM Punk posting this video on his Twitter account:
CM Punk states rather calmly and eloquently, “Put some gloves on and get in the ring. I’ll choke you out and make you feel as weak and powerless and scared and alone as any woman who has had the misfortune of knowing a sad cowardly little boy such as yourself.” It amazes me that three years later, it took a professional wrestler to verbally express everything I feel about Chris Brown and who he is as a human being.
Are we a society on the decline? My mother taught me as a young boy that it is never okay to hit a girl. Chris Brown decimated Robyn F. (Rihanna, to those of you sitting in the cheap seats). I often hear people retort, “Well, look at Rihanna. She’s just crawling back.” If we as a country start blaming the victim, then women’s rights have regressed tremendously. Good job, America.
Chris Brown is nothing more than a manipulative narcissist. I read the police report. I saw the photos. I heard the guilty plea. I’m just waiting for remorse. Enjoy your Grammy, shithead.
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