And furthermore, why do I have to at all? Is it a requirement for me to say, oh look, the guy looks sorry. He cried. He dances good too, look at those MJ moves! (see below) And so now I'm supposed to be like oh well, bygones, it's been over a year that's plenty of time, and he looks really sad, I forgive him.
HELL NO!! This is so wrong I don't even know where to begin.
What I do know, is that it's probably difficult to get the kind of help necessary to heal the kind of wounds and emotional scarring associated with being a child in an abusive home who grew up to be an abuser, all while prepping a new album with a batch of music videos for release only a few months after the
All of this Chris Brown stuff just looks too contrived for me. It feels well...for lack of a better word...STAGED. And of course it is. Everything is these days. We live in a 24-hour cable news faux reality television twitter trending topic of the hour obsessed culture which is largely made up of fantastic half truths. We live in a world where only one cast member (Jennifer Williams) on a show titled "Basketball Wives" is actually married....to a basketball player...and he's retired. Huh?
Second, and to get back to the seriousness of this particular situation, it is VERY important to note that domestic violence is a cycle. Um HELLOOOOOO! Why has no one mentioned the fact that this whole coming back and begging for forgiveness and yes, crying, is all part of the textbook cycle of domestic violence? Please someone out there tell me I'm not the only one who is thinking this!
Am I the only person familiar with this diagram?
I believe that we all deserve forgiveness for our sins. But I still think I should be allowed to remain skeptical of Chris Brown's transformation into a new changed man, until presented with further evidence that doesn't look like a publicist thought it up to improve his image with his young female fans. And that skepticism doesn't make me a "hater."
I am allowing myself to be cynical just this once.