The Grammy Awards was on Sunday night. And, besides Nicki Minaj’s awful and failed performance, and besides Whitney’s tribute, the next talked about incident was the appearance of dancing, lipsynching Chris Brown.
Chris Brown’s appearance at the Grammys is rubbing people the wrong way, and for the right reasons. Approximately three years after his infamous assault on singer, ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, Brown was invited back to the Grammys where he won two awards and had two performances, both filled with dancing and lipsynching.
Various celebrities, such as Miranda Lambert, Michelle Branch and a few others took to Twitter and other social media to express their disgust that Brown was “forgiven” and even celebrated at the ceremony with two performances.
Said Lambert, who led the charge:
Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…
“Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”
In defense of Brown, his silly fans, sadly, most of them women, have taken to tweeting jokes about getting beaten up by Chris. Example:
Everyone deserves a second chance and Brown is young enough to deserve one, if he does what the law prescribed as remedy and makes a genuine effort to show he understands the ugliness of what he had done, but Brown, like many people have observed, does not seem to have much remorse for his actions, and actually does not seem to take the situation seriously at all. In fact, it’s almost as if the assault didn’t happen.
Proving that he lacks maturity and the ability to grasp anything besides copying Michael Jackson’s moves, Brown took to Twitter to respond to the recent criticism, in this post (now removed):
Brown, thanks to Twitter, has shown the world that he’s a hothead, and is not deserving of a second chance. Remember the infamous Good Morning America interview in 2011 when he threw a chair through the window, because host Robin Roberts asked him questions about his sentencing for domestic violence in 2009?
Domestic violence is not something you forget. It’s a bruise that stays with you long after the wounds are sealed. It’s something you work on. Brown doesn’t seem to comprehend that people’s criticism of him are due to his lack of maturity in handling the assault and its consequences.
Brown responded: “I mean, it’s not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation, and I think today’s the album day, that’s what I’m focused on.”
In May 2010, Chris Brown took to Twitter to insult dark-skin black women with racist taunts about them being “black and ugly.” The tweets were in response to criticism from blogger Sandra Rose, that Brown was dismissive about his domestic violence charges.