Chris Brown Picks Fight With Oprah

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Photo from 'Vargas2040' via Wikimedia

Photo from 'Vargas2040' via Wikimedia

After the incident regarding the beating of Rihanna by Chris Brown, Oprah took a stand and dedicated an entire show to domestic violence.

Oprah advised all the “Rihanna’s of the world” to stay far away from their abusive partners because they will only just do it again and also “if you go back with a man who hits you, it’s because you don’t think you’re worthy of being with a man who won’t. I’ve said before love doesn’t hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”

In a recent report done by the CDC, 10% of women in America are affected from some sort of domestic abuse, and that women are six times more likely to be the victim.

In the latest interview with Larry King, Chris Brown lashed out with several remarks to defend himself.  Right now picking a fight with Oprah is probably not the smartest thing Chris Brown could of done; even though it is quite entertaining to listen to, it is not a move that will benefit Brown.

Brown stated that “no one taught us a book on how to control our emotions.”  He also wished that Oprah would have had more compassion for him, instead of completely bashing his actions.  Brown affirmed that “I commend Oprah on being like, ‘This is a problem,’ but it was a slap in my face….I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could’ve been more helpful, like, ‘OK, I’m going to help both of these people out.'”

Oprah’s spokesperson later responded in the Sun-Times, saying, “Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school, but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs.”

Several other answers Brown revealed on the Larry King Live Show were that he did apologize to Rihanna regarding the domestic abuse stating “yeah, ASAP.  I also wrote a song for her called ‘Changed Man,’ explaining how when we were apart it took a toll on me. … I gave her that record right after the incident.”

He also explained how often he thinks about that night saying “I feel remorse every day. I’m very ashamed. But it doesn’t define me. I try to think about influencing people not to take the road I did.”  Brown also goes to explain that he is still in love with Rihanna and that the five year sentence to stay away from her is “too harsh.”

One may agree or disagree with that statement, but the traumatic effect domestic violence has on a person must always be taken seriously.


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