Thursday, March 24, 2011

Why Chris Brown Can't Get Right

I had my fingers set to type about the substantive political issues of our day and now find myself annoyed at the fact that I have to take 5 to talk about this cat once again who can't seem to get right.  For those of you who don't know, I'm talking about Chris Brown's recent fit of violence on Good Morning America (you couldn't act civilized on Good Morning America of all places?  Really?) where he stormed off set, took his shirt off and busted a window out with a chair in his dressing room after one of the hosts, Robbin Roberts, asked him questions about his situation with Rihanna.  (Good Morning America actually did not press charges for the window, by the way.)  Brown, not wishing to discuss his past mistakes, tried to steer the discussion towards his new album, but when Roberts brought it back full circle Brown cut his appearance short and stormed out mad, taking his frustrations to twitter:

"I'm so over people bringing this past sh-t up!!!Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there [sic] bullshit!"

Let's back up for a second and recap.  We all know that something went down between Chris Brown & Rihanna and the end result is that her face looked like Bruce Willis at the end of a Die Hard movie.  So to make amends, instead of taking the necessary time to privately focus on the true problem (himself), Chris Breezy turned his energies towards the public by speaking to Larry King, among other media spots, to apologize for his actions.  Then he cried in public at the BET Awards doing an MJ tribute to further convince us that he should be forgiven.  Now, after destroying a little private property on ABC's set in order to "release the anger that I had inside me," once again Chris Brown takes to the public airwaves to apologize, this time on BET's 106 & Park:

"I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, or anybody who was offended. I'm disappointed in the way I acted, I got very emotional. And I apologize for acting like that."
There's an old saying from the great prophet George W. Bush that says: "You fool me once, shame on you, but if you fool me twice then....the fool will fool on to fool another day" or something like that.  You get the point (maybe).  In other words, Chris Brown we don't believe you, you need more people.  Stop giving these fake bullshit apologies to the public to save face when you know damn well you haven't taken care of the issues that you apparently STILL have inside of you.  It's insulting to our intelligence.  And besides, we're not the ones you need to be concerned with.  Chris Brown needs to deal with Chris Brown, and until that happens don't even waste our time with some trumped-up apology like you've made some kind of real change in who you are, because its clear to see that you haven't yet.

And the messed up part is, even if we didn't believe the tears at the BET Awards, many of us just wanted to see the young man move on with life and get the help he needs.  I'm sure Brown has attended some counseling sessions and community service programs, etc., but aparently that is not enough.

So before you start talking about "Look At Me Now" and all that jazz, YOU need to look at YOU now and get some help before it's too late.

"I'm done."
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