This past week “front page news” stories appeared all over with rumors that Rihanna has gotten back together with Chris Brown.
Earlier this year, I wrote somewhere…I can’t seem to find where…about Chris Brown’s Grammy wins.
It’s hard for me to believe that someone who, just a couple of years ago, was arrested (and is still on probation) for beating up his girlfriend, Rihanna, could be nominated and win an award. I know the Grammys aren’t a “good guy” contest, but still it doesn’t seem right.
Normally, I couldn’t care less about what is going on in a celebrity’s life. I don’t even listen to either of their music. However this recent story about them reuniting makes me sad. I’m quite sensitive to domestic abuse, and know that while this kind of relationship is messed up it is incredibly difficult to get out of. But, my goodness, after the world basically watched this girl black and blue on television, she left him – the hardest part. She had cut the ties. Everyone found out about it AND she figured a way to get out.
So what’s she doing now? Is it the typical, “Oh, but he’s changed”? I doubt he has, as apparent by his recent comments to critics after his Grammy appearance.
She has been quoted in articles saying that she doesn’t want to be a role model. Well, that’s too bad, because she is. It’s up to her what kind she wants to be. All of her fans watched her leave her abuser, which was such a positive and powerful
thing to see. Now? They are watching her go back to that same abuser. What a shame – for both her and the millions of girls and young women who look up to her.
I hope for her sake that she made the right decision, and it all works out well for her. I would imagine though that he will continue to be abusive while the world watches and thinks, “I told you so.”