Thursday, March 12, 2009
Chris Brown and Nickelodeon
Commentary: Nickelodeon took cowardly way
I am going to go against the grain a bit and DEFEND Chris Brown.
Up until this point he has projected a public image that is to be applauded. He is no Snoop Dogg, T.I. or Young Jeezy. My young daughter likes his music. Prior to me handing her the CD of his that I purchased upon her request - I listened to his music. Chris Brown is no thug.
Save for this conflict with Rihanna he is indeed worthy of a positive image award.
I do not know what happened between Chris Brown and Rihanna that fateful night. I even hear that Brown comes from a family that has dealt with domestic violence. YES - Chris Brown needs help to deal with his will to hit a woman.
I have been in a situation where passions between myself and various girlfriends over time could have turned physical as such. As a man who has no inclination to hit a woman any physical engagement was defensive restraint placed upon the female in question rather than going on the offense with my own blows. My theory has been - as long as you don't hit me in the 'family jewels I have no inclination to respond aggressively. If you do hit me there - you'd better run though because you indeed are trying to hurt me rather than just vent your anger'. Thus far I have never had to go there.
There has been a drum beat of attacks upon Chris Brown. YES he deserves it in that he is a public figure that was found to have gotten physical with a popular female. I hope that people will apply some measure of forgiveness for this young male who's track record is otherwise on the positive side. He indeed has some major image rebuilding work to deal with.
I am willing to give him the "second chance" that I am not willing to give to those who project a Thug image. Chris Brown made a mistake and should be forgiven as long as he doesn't do it again.