Monday, March 16, 2009

Chris Brown: Guilty as Charged?

The Chris Brown/Rihanna "incident" is registering high on the Emotional Meter at Our Humble High School. Several of Mrs. Scribe's students have become embroiled in shouting matches unparalleled in Your Humble Scribe's experience. One such confrontation almost turned violent the other day.

Ellen DeGeneres took P Diddy to task a tad on her show last week, for harboring Brown & giving him a sanctuary to "make up" with Rihanna. While the former Sean Combs tried to "dance it off," Ellen makes an excellent point.

Mrs. Scribe fears that if the Fun Couple kisses & makes up, many of her female students will think they should follow this deplorable example. How sad.

11 comments:

Lynda said...

Whitney Houston revisted? Ugh!

Joy said...

I think it's deplorable that the media and nearly every celebrity I've heard speak on it either gives that pitiful excuse for a boy {'cause he's no man} a total pass or adds a disclaimer to their comments.

What's realy gross is when I hear someone quoted as saying, "I wish them both well" or "I feel bad for both of them."

Further it does concern me that too many girls might follow in Rihanna's Tina Turner 2.0 footsteps.

Deanna said...

People are always talking about the bad example that celebrities set when they are dressing trashy and partying, etc... but I fear these type "role" models far more because they put lives in danger.

Sassypants Wifey said...

Swinging by from SITS. Just figured I would weigh in. Okay, so I dont think it is ever okay for a man to strike a woman, or a woman to strike a man. I do however think that if a woman is in full on attack on a man, that he should defend himself. Whether that could be the case in this instance, it sounds like she has had plenty of warning of what was to come. She can only blame herself for any future violence. I get kind of torn between feeling sadness and anger at the situation. I realize it is hard for abuse victims to get away from their abusers, but it feels like people are pushing them to get back together, cause they "are such a cute couple" well cute or not, at some point they could kill eachother and that wont be so cute. I dont know if that made any sense, but definitely how I feel about it. Good topic as it is relevent to what our young people perceive as cool.

Marrdy said...

Having been in an abusive relationship I am here to tell you that it doesn't start with a hit. It starts with emotional abuse that eventually becomes physically abuse. Good for Ellen for telling P Diddy that no one should go back to someone who hits them. I pray Rhiana has the strength to stay away.

Teri said...

I agree. No amount of money or fame can make this situation cool.

Ashley said...

Wow! This is awful. Good for Ellen for holding him accountable.

MarjnHomer said...

What kids see on tv is more realistic to them than what happens in the real world. If a teen sees thier idol hitting and abusing woman, they will do the same thing. I just don't get it any more. Why can't we have better and more visible role models in the media rather than all the negative ones?

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

What I hate most is that everyone is relying on Rihanna to be the backbone of female strength and independence. Abuse is wrong no matter the circumstance but, we as the general public do NOT know the circumstances it's all suspicions and allegations. Now ofc at this time Chris has come forth (with the truth) and admitted his actions and while I believe this is a VERY teachable moment I hate that girls have to find their strength in a songstress form Jamaica as opposed to within themselves.

Susie said...

I second Marrdy's emotion!

Columbia Lily said...

something that has been talked about around the lunch table for the past few weeks off and on.

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