Monday, June 28, 2010 at 7:18AM The Blogmother
So apparently Chris Brown has finally been redeemed from his woman beating ways via a Michael Jackson tribute and the BET Awards. Last year Debra Lee brought us pre teen girls dancing to pornographic lyrics, this year she brings us a lovely public service announcement that batterers are A-Okay as long as they cry really hard and dance really well.
The headline out of the BET Awards isn't Kanye West's comeback, but Chris Brown's. Apparently he did an AMAZING Michael Jackson tribute and he cried. Oh yes my young sisters, he criiiiiiiiiiied! Could there be any more clear display of Chris Brown's "remorse" for beating the hey-el out of his girlfriend than genuine, made in a America tears?
Dear young readers, please don't make the mistake of thinking that batterers don't "cry." Heck they may feel genuine remorse for beating the hey-el out of you. They may cry, send flowers, they have their Mama's send flowers right after she cries. They stop by your jobs to tell you how sorry they are. Batterers are really really nice people, unless they are beating the hey-el out of you.
And of course Debra Lee who is now the grand champion of Black Girl's empowerment was more than happy to play her role in assuring millions of little Black girls that as long as he cries... and dances really, really well, its all to the good.
Is he a great performer, yes. Ike Turner was a very talented man. He beat the heck out of Tina. OJ Simpson was a very talented man- he beat the heck out of Nicole. Lisa Left Eye Lopez was an extremely talented woman, she burned the hey-el out of a house.
There will be a lot of chatter about redemption and forgiveness and many mindless sheeple arguing that Chris Brown has "paid" for punching biting kicking Rihanna and then driving off with his security detail leaving her on a dark street in the middle of the night.
I want you to remember that life is NOT a Tyler Perry movie. Redemption is not one musical selection away.
Everything I have seen out of Chris Brown over the past year has indicated that he is still a petulant man child with poor impulse control and a tremendous sense of entitlement. He couldn't even stay out of the spotlight for 6 months, but immediately tried to mount a "comeback." This would indicate that he craves the spotlight so much that he will do anything to stay in it. To the extent that he hasn't beaten up anyone else, its not due to any self control on his part, but due to the fact that there's a judge in California waiting to throw his narrow behind in the pokey.
Do I believe in redemption and forgiveness? Absolutely! But neither are based on live musical performances.
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