Some people change, but Chris Brown certainly hasn’t. The R&B star stormed off of the “Good Morning America” set yesterday, due to Robin Roberts’s questions about his current relationship with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. He left the studio shirtless after a terrifying tantrum in his dressing room and breaking a window.
During the interview, anyone watching could have told you that he didn’t feel comfortable with Robert’s first question about the topic. He told her that he was passed the situation with Rihanna, and that he was just there to talk about his new album. Roberts kept asking though, and eventually, Brown snapped.
Roberts probably knew she was pushing the envelope. Still, after a 52-week domestic violence program and countless hours of community service, you’d think Brown would be able to control his temper. You would also think that he’d prepare himself for questions like these, since he’s been charged guilty of felony assault and still in the public light. But alas, the 21-year old hasn’t changed a bit.
And how can we expect him to? Women and cameras still follow him around. His new album F.A.M.E. is a top-seller on iTunes. He is performing on Dancing With The Stars, one of the biggest shows on television. His new hit, “Look at Me Now” includes a line “I get what you get in 10 years, in two days…Ladies love me.” This man beat the heck out of a woman two years ago and he is still handed “paper,” attention, and love.
Chris Brown has the right to leave what he wants in the past, and we as individuals should have the hearts to forgive him as a human being. We can forgive, but we shouldn’t forget. The music world has moved past that. They’ve erased what he’s done, and now they’re glorifying his present. If violence against women is something that society looks down upon, then why are people so willing to ignore it for a few good pop songs?
The kid’s music is good, I’ll give him that. But this recent freak-out shows that he still needs some help. Unfortunately, he won’t come to terms with that if society keeps accepting him with open arms.