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This is actually a fair point. Society has rewarded him for what is undoubtedly bad behavior without actually punishing it suitably…sending messages either intentionally or otherwise that as a culture, we care more when nipple slips happen during the Super Bowl as entertainment consumers than when a man beats his girlfriend so badly she’s unrecognizable. Its deplorable behavior that we’re so disconnected about that we’d rather be outraged at M.I.A giving the finger than rampant sexism and misogyny. It speaks volumes about where we are as a society…and where we are not.
Hey all of you cheering for Chris Brown right now. I’d like to remind you about these pictures right here.
Edited to add a reply from Samara: ”Including Katy Perry, clapping for the guy who beat the shit out of her best friend.”
Things could be different if the guy had given a sincere apology, admitted what he did was domestic violence and that it was WRONG, but he didn’t. He is just being accepted back because GOD GUYS, THREE YEARS HAVE GONE BY, that’s the appropriate amount of time to forget someone beat up their girlfriend, right???? I am seriously disgusted with everyone who cheered for him at the Grammy’s tonight.