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describe in great detail please.
Bruising, swelling, small cuts etc.
There was a thing in The Guardian the other day saying that Chris Brown's career won't suffer in the long run, because the public tend to be a lot more forgiving of male 'misdemenours' than if a woman was to do something wrong. I'm not too sure if I agree with that
I think the examples she gives are fairly persuasive, to be honest – although even if public opinion turned against them, singers and sportsmen would be affected in different ways, since sportsmen don't rely exclusively on popularity to achieve career success.
I was actually talking a bit more specifically about Chris Brown. It's obviously hard to gauge what's going on in America, but from what I've read that does seem to be a massive movement to boycott his 'brand', with radio refusing to play his songs etc. Also, Rihanna's got some pretty strong connections (Jay-Z springs to mind), so I'd imagine that Chris Brown is going to have to work pretty hard to get his career back on track after this. That's if Rihanna doesn't decide to take him back, of course...
because Rio was banned from the England team for a driving offence, but Gazza wasn't despite beating up his wife.
but should his career suffer? I mean, should charges be pressed against him and a court convict him of committing a crime (and the evidence against him seems overwhelming, so I'd presume that would happen), he should face the appropriate punishment. But seeing as his career will largely be guided by how well recieved his music is (although his popularity as a brand obviously plays a part), in some respects his personal life shouldn't really matter. Should it?
I think the article raises some interesting points but the examples it uses are all people who to me at least (although I'll admit I'm quite out-of-the-loop when it comes to R&B starlets) had much more established careers, and so could weather a period of bad press. I can't see that Brown has as large a fanbase as R Kelly for example.
He's an entertainer, first and foremost. And he's marketed quite heavily towards female and teen audiences. If he is convicted of this (and I read somewhere that it could even qualify as an attempted murder charge), then I think it would send out the wrong signals if his record label were to still support him
Also, the fact that the victim in this case is arguably more famous and popular than he is does him no favours whatsoever. If it was some anonymous girlfriend, damage limitation would be a lot more straightforward
I dunno, I'll refrain from making any real judgment on the guy or the incident because (like most of the millions of people even vaguely aware of the story) I know nowt about the specifics. Most of the reports I read when the story first broke suggested the two had fought each other, rather than Brown merely attacking Rihanna. It also seems (and not that it excuses it at all) that it may well be an isolated incident spurred on by alleged infidelity rather than a sustained 'campaign' (if you will) of domestic abuse.
I think it's hard to tell just how it will affect his career simply because he isn't a long-term established success story. Artists like him blow up and then dissapear all the time anyway.
doing that to anyone, there's never an excuse. especially to their partner. it's just disgusting.
do they have that "We can prosecute even if a party doesn't press charges" gubbins for domestic violence in teh statez?
is above that picture.
cripes. Surely if there is enough evidence a criminal conviction is in order?
Chris really did a number on her didn't he.
Xzhibit is distinctly unimpressed
Look at us, rubbing shoulders with shit musicians
i suppose i'm asking a bit much for the media to respect anyones privacy at all these days though