Will Chris Brown Ever Be Forgiven?

During the 54thGrammy Awards Chris Brown received an award for Best R&B album and performed twice. I’m sure no one has forgotten about Brown’s violent incident with pop singer Rihanna. The incident happened three years ago on the eve of the Grammys. Country singer Miranda Lambert tweeted from her seat,

“Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys…How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…”

Since that incident, Brown has taken court-mandated anger management, and is currently on probation until 2014.   He apologized on multiple occasions and Rihanna has stated that she has forgiven him and they are now following each other on Twitter.

Brown was not too happy about what Lambert said and tweeted, “strange how we pick and choose who to hate! Let me ask this, our society is full of rappers (which I listen to) who have sold drugs (poisoning) but yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do. Then right before the world’s eyes a man shows how he can make a big mistake and learn from it but yet he still has to deal with day to day hatred.”

My take on this story is that Brown should be able to move on with his life. Even though he did assault Rihanna, we still do not know the whole story about what happened in that car that night. What he did was a horrible thing, but how long should he suffer for it? He has apologized and he has been punished. Even Rihanna has forgiven him, so why can’t everybody else? The Grammys are awards that celebrate music. Chris Brown is a talented artist, so he does deserve to be recognized for his work.

At the same time, he needs to understand that there will always be haters and unforgiving people in this world. Instead of taking to Twitter and going on rants, he should put his whole focus on his music and ignore the critics. When he reacts in this matter, it makes him look like an angry man that is making excuses for his actions. I am sure we all remember his Good Morning America stunt when he threw a chair out of a window.

I don’t know when Chris Brown will ever be forgiven but I hope everyone will remember that he is only human and humans make mistakes. His mistakes will always be worse because he is a celebrity, and all of his faults will be displayed, but it’s not right to keep beating a human being down until he is nothing.

-Lola Odejobi

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