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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

When Will Chris Brown's Behavior Finally Impact His Career?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM

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In case you missed it, well-established ass-hat Chris Brown had yet another uncontrollable, unapologetically public rage incident earlier this week. It was prompted by a couple of the ladies on new daytime talk show The Real, who dared to suggest (somewhat playfully) that the self-admitted woman beater, probation breaker and sometime-jail-cell occupier, might not be the best boyfriend material for his on-and-off flame, Karrueche Tran (duh). The response from Brown? Absolutely, next-level, sociopathic crazy-balls.

He's since removed it from Instagram, but here's what this lunatic posted:

"ADRIENNE BAILON.... You ole trout mouth ass bitch. U tried it. Won't u the same bitch that was fucking wit married men? U also was keeping up with the Kardashians! U can't talk about relationship goals when u don't even have life goals. Ain't you a cheetah girl? Last time u was important niggas was riding spinners and wearing 6x talk Ts. You the same bitch having threesomes like the rest of these hoes. U tried it too Tamara Braxton. U take the role of the ugly sister. It's always the people wit no career that talk all the shit. Dat plastic surgery fucked yo face up. Bitch look like she always saying "huh"? Muppet face ass! #basicbitchproblems #thotiannas I don’t even need a photo for Tamar, that bitch is beat in every photo! #icanmakeabrokebitchrichbutidontfuckwitbrokebitches"

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Let's take a moment and let all of that lunacy soak in, shall we?

Not only was Brown's response completely disproportionate to what was actually said about him on The Real, it was clearly the ravings of a vicious misogynist who cannot handle criticism (or even questions, if we're to take the Good Morning America incident as an example) from women. Brown hits all the classic traits of woman-hating in the Instagram outburst, attacking Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton's physical appearances and relationship histories. The word "bitch" is used — count 'em! — eight times. It is also yet another example of how little Chris Brown can contain himself — something that men like Drake and Frank Ocean have also been on the receiving end of.

We'd be able to point and laugh at this self-entitled spoiled brat throwing tantrums every five minutes, if it weren't for the fact that he has repeatedly demonstrated a very real penchant for violence. Chris Brown's behavior is pathological and it's non-remorseful (we don't buy the half-assed apologies he offers up occasionally). Truthfully, these severe personality issues are what he is primarily known for, besides being a sub-standard Michael Jackson impersonator. So what does it say about the record labels, managers, and handlers that continue to work with him, the TV shows that keep booking him, casting agents that keep putting him in movies, and fans (both male and female) that continue to vocally support him, that this behavior repeatedly gets shrugged off and dismissed, despite a really clear pattern?

If we as a society, and a music community, want things to get better for women — both the ones that Brown attacks directly and the ones that suffer the consequences of this abusive behavior being repeatedly ignored by the music industry and media — there must be louder protests about what Chris Brown does, with much bigger consequences. As we recently noted, Rihanna continues to deal with the fallout of her association with Brown, but Brown just carries on being a jackass. Just think about it: If Chris Brown's career ended tomorrow, the world would not be a darker place for it.

Yesterday, Bailon and Braxton responded to Brown's Instagram attack, with Bailon telling Brown to get his facts straight and Braxton going so far as to say "Honestly and respectfully I'm VERY sorry if you BOTH were offended about our girl chat," before stating: "however ,you WILL NOT think its ok to come at GROWN women..." (Oh, but he does, Braxton — he really, really does.)

Brown, of course, felt the need to respond yet again (there's that lack of impulse control again!), and his final words here act as a clear indication that his woefully self-entitled and arrogant behavior is set to continue. "I say what I feel and what I want especially if anyone has an opinion about me and mine," a new Instagram post stated. "Somedays I'll be cool and then other days ima roast ya ass. So this isn't an apology for yesterday. Just a reflection. People, live ya life, you'll mess around and go blind looking at me all the time."

Brown is currently signed to RCA Records. Undoubtedly, in 2014, nobody needs a major label to be a music industry success, but the fact that RCA continues to back him, and release and promote his records, speaks volumes about how little that company gives a shit about any of the hateful and dangerous things that Chris Brown has done and continues, very publicly, to do. RCA needs to get called out on their continuing support of this shit-head, as does anyone willfully working with him and enabling him to stay in the public eye. And if you buy his records or tickets to his shows? Well, you're enabling him too. We literally can't wait until Chris Brown no longer has a platform. 
 
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