r/Music 14d ago Silver 2 Helpful 1 Take My Energy 1

Chris Brown is an abusive a**hole and should be in prison. discussion

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u/hobovalentine 14d ago

R Kelly got away with rape for decades and only was convicted recently.

When you have money and are rich and famous there are different standards than if you are poor sad to say.

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u/CornCheeseMafia 14d ago

Dave Chappelle references this in one of his first come back netflix specials when he’s talking about Iceberg Slim who wrote the book Pimp.

“Mileage on a ho” is the concept that a pimp knows every prostitute has a limit before they’re pushed too far and will no longer make money for them.

The industry decided they had wrung out about as much money as they could out of R Kelly so they left him out to dry. Chris Brown still has some mileage left on him so they’re squeezing what they can while they can.

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u/TitaniumShovel 14d ago

This is both incredibly dark and incredibly accurate. I wonder if Brown even has enough self awareness to realize one day his time will come. When you get away with something for so long, I'm sure it makes you feel invincible.

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u/CornCheeseMafia 14d ago

Yeah in reality he has been invincible up to this point, which is why he’s emboldened to continue acting this way. But as you point out, invincibility isn’t the same as immortality. They’re not mutually exclusive. He can keep dodging the bullets for a while but eventually he’ll age out of it.

It’s the hubris of youth. You’re invincible when you’re young but it doesn’t last.

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u/Youg_dumb_broke 14d ago

Yea and you’re already out of touch w fucking reality when you’re that rich too 🙄

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u/poo_is_hilarious 14d ago

This is both incredibly dark and incredibly accurate.

AKA standard Dave Chappelle.

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u/Utaneus 14d ago

Hold up, R Kelly and Chris Brown are the hoes in your metaphor here?

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u/CornCheeseMafia 14d ago edited 14d ago

Yep. Not in the sense that they’re sex slaves but in the sense that they’re treated as assets or property to either prop up or tear down depending on what it means for the business as a whole

Edit: the word I’m looking for is commoditization commodification. Pimps commoditize commodify women as sex objects and the entertainment industry commoditizes commodify performers as event attractions. And sex objects.

Edit edit: words are hard

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u/HighAss 14d ago Helpful

commoditization

I think maybe you mean commodification and commodify.

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u/mcnathan80 14d ago

Commonetize?

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u/CornCheeseMafia 14d ago

Commonifize, mothafucka

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u/mcnathan80 14d ago

Coversify yo bonds bitches!

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u/CornCheeseMafia 14d ago

The ol dirty bastard couldn’t be here in person today but he sends his regards: “DUDA DUDA DUDA”

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u/SmackedWookiee 14d ago

Yeah they are hoes. FOOOO SHOOOOOOOW

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u/Admetus 14d ago

Or possibly Dave Chappelle's metaphor. Legendary.

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u/BantyRed 14d ago

Drake too, one day his usefulness will end and a lot of people are going to come knocking about his grooming

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u/AcidBathVampire 14d ago

This. The recording industry doesn't care how shitty of a person you are, they care about how much you're worth in sales. The almighty dollar isn't just a phrase, it's an actual thing.

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u/DilutedGatorade 14d ago

So the question is: why is the industry still able to wring money out of Chris Brown, when his actions should have left him completely undesirable to the public?

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u/Whatreallyhappens 13d ago

Ask all those girls who continue to defend him and attend his concerts.

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u/New-Engineering1483 14d ago

Couldn't agree more. It's the same with Bill Cosby. They turned a blind eye to it when he was at his peak popularity but as soon as they realized they can't extract anything they (rightly) picked up the process of getting him served justice.

I'd say Brown will get there soon, provided 1) His star power fades at the same pace as is expected, and 2) The other women (not the likes of Rihanna) still have the energy to keep pushing for justice to prevail.

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u/itsthehappyman 14d ago

Sad but true

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u/SpeckledSeaHorse 14d ago

I heard RKelly is appealing conviction too!

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u/happyhomemaker29 14d ago

Truthfully I don’t find that surprising. There are quite a number of people in prison who appeal their sentences. It doesn’t mean that they will necessarily be overturned though. He can certainly try. And more power to him, but let’s hope he stays where he is.

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u/bikenvikin 14d ago

somehow he still selling records after he assaulted Rihanna, I don't understand why

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u/iamHBY 14d ago

His fans give him so many passes after the litany of terrible things he's done. And they also try to claim that his recent vacuous, soulless attempts at stream trolling are actually good. Keep in mind, back around the time of the release of his album Heartbreak on a Full Moon, he was giving fans insanely detailed instructions on how to purchase and listen to his album, that seemed to me like trying to game Billboard's system in inflating streams and sales.

https://www.complex.com/music/2017/10/chris-brown-gives-fans-detailed-instructions-hboafm

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u/cronowow 14d ago

Bieber did that last one aswell

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u/Hounmlayn 14d ago

Was that during the yummy release? Or has it been done by him more?

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u/cronowow 14d ago

It must have been then, there was a short time where many artists released detailed guides on how to stream correctly or whatever.

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u/Fl333r 14d ago

Imagine being a Chris Brown fan. Not as bad as Dahmer fans but still pretty gross.

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u/seamsay 14d ago

I'm sorry, Dahmer whatnows?

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u/iamatwork24 14d ago

You’ve made it through life without finding out the disturbing fact that every single famous mass murderer has hoards of fan mail from adoring women and men?

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u/hugglesthemerciless 14d ago

serial killer that recently got a major uptick in popularity and fans because of a netflix show about him

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u/Kousetsu 14d ago

Recently? Okay it got renewed among a younger audience, but there have always been Dahmer "fans".

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u/leveldrummer 14d ago

Trump has women falling over themselves for him and he's a 300lb fat sack of shit. Money and fame attract people.

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u/smashspete 14d ago

with 26 sexual assault accusations.

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u/Clbull 14d ago edited 14d ago

Only know one outspoken Chris Brown fan. She's unsurprising a terrible person.

I still remember doing an evening shift in my old call centre job. She's in an aux code chatting and flirting with a senior agent while I'm being hammered with back-to-back phone calls because I'm the only one actually doing my damn job.

Made a complaint about them the next day. Unsurprisingly nobody investigated it because it's Teleperformance we're talking about, one of the most incompetently run call centre giants in existence.

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u/RainbowDissent 14d ago

I still remember doing an evening shift in my old call centre job. She's in an aux code chatting and flirting with a senior agent while I'm being hammered with back-to-back phone calls because I'm the only one actually doing my damn job.

Sounds like she's got things pretty well figured out.

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u/DMAN591 14d ago

I used to manage a call center. People like her are the ones that tend to stay in the job longer. You get paid by the hour, not by how many calls you take. Agents gotta game the system to give themselves a break, and not get burned out. Because that job sucks.

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u/PrettyFlyForAFatGuy 14d ago

yup, did it for 3 years. they used to have one of the many "managers" sitting monitoring all the statuses. if you were on aux for more than 20 seconds you got a call telling you to get back on the fucking phone.

takes me a minute or two to write up the details of the last call which is required. apparently i was supposed to do that while dealing with the next customers problems.

also got pulled into a disciplinary meeting once because my toilet breaks were taking too long.

The burnout was intense

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u/TheGeneGeena 14d ago

"Takes me a minute or two to write up the details of the last call... apparently I was supposed to do it while dealing with the next customer's problems."

I did this sort of work myself for several years and you're supposed to be typing while talking and have most if not all your documentation done in the few seconds after the call. That's the actual expectation. It happening in practice definitely depends on the specific call, but 2 minutes after with any regularity will certainly get you on the shit list at most of these centers.

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u/Andreastheslimjim 14d ago

Right? I've worked with people like this and you gotta draw that line. Normally when you do they'll instantly back off because now they know you won't just silently deal with their bullshit

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u/fishbiscuit13 14d ago

I don’t think you’ve actually worked with people like this if one response gets them to completely change

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u/[deleted] 14d ago

100%. She knows exactly how the world works.

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u/AwkwardArie 14d ago

I work with one and he went through his own abuse allegations/ (smaller local scale) cancel type shit lol go figure I heard one of his clients mention brown being an abuser when he had him playing on the speaker, couldn’t make out the rest but thought it was kind of funny

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u/localdavid 14d ago

Rihanna even gives him a pass on it. It's awful

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u/skipperseven 14d ago

Victims often do - like Madonna later claiming that Sean Penn didn’t beat her, despite overwhelming evidence that he did.

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u/localdavid 14d ago

Yes. It is very sad. I don't judge her for it at all

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u/JessBiss 14d ago

Imo she can handle it in whatever way she wants.

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u/WSPisGOAT 14d ago

He beat the living shit out of her. Absolute fucking monster deserves to be bottomed out.

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u/EseStringbean 14d ago

Bottomed out? What's that mean?

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u/UndBeebs 14d ago

Given the context, I'd assume it means something at least adjacent to "lose all success he's acquired".

Though in my opinion, he deserves way worse than just that.

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u/EseStringbean 14d ago

I imagined it as someone kicking his feet out from underneath him so he falls flat on his ass. That, or something about making his car bottom out when he hits a speed bump.

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u/whothefvckk 14d ago

I was thinking a prolapse type situation but I’m also disgusting so 🤷🏼‍♂️

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u/MetalNewspaper 14d ago

lol my immediate thought as well.

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u/Pyrrolic_Victory 14d ago

Im right there with you, ya filthy animal

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u/coolguy1793B 14d ago

Prison raped

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u/WSPisGOAT 14d ago

Taken off his high horse and taught some humility. Get fucked basically. Taken down to his lowest point in an effort to strip him of any toxic egotistical traits. I guess in military school I used it to mean those type of things: for plebs that had an attitude, or thought they were better than the other plebs. A harsh and violent adjustment.

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u/nug4t 14d ago

just picked this up from a comment.. : Yeah, I haven't checked if she's said anything more recently but I remember when it happened and in the ensuing years she defended him quite aggressively, and they had 2 songs together in 2012.

Why tf did she do that?

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u/Classic-File-7002 14d ago

Yea the worst part of the Rihanna thing was that apparently she had no reason to believe he would do that…I think it was his first. It just sucks. At least other women know they need to avoid him even if he’s attractive and a good singer.

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u/Uberslaughter 14d ago

Not getting her bruised and battered face tattooed on his neck?

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u/krazykieffer 14d ago

So stupid. That sucks TMZ faked that story. In fact they went to a basketball game after getting that tattoo

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u/Rabid_Sloth_ 14d ago

Lol she got back with him after. Rihanna is not a role model for young girls.

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u/TheSmallLady 14d ago

She’s also a huge bully.

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u/Optikfade 14d ago

The fact she's also a violent schizo seems to be over looked.

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u/-BetchPLZ 14d ago

Source? I’ve never heard this and now I’m genuinely curious.

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u/deadgingrwalkng 14d ago

Abusers like him make you think/feel that no matter what has been done, you always will need them. It’s fucked up and they know how to create codependent connections. Even when you despise them and hate them, they still fester in your mind as this ridiculous NEED or WANT that you didn’t ask for. When those abusive behaviors return, which they almost always do, things click more and you realize that’s not what you wanted and it makes you miserable. But clearly not for all.

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u/ThisIsGlenn 14d ago

Some insight from my sister:

So? He's hot, I'd let him bash me

🤦

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u/Sfb208 14d ago

I genuinely cannot see how he's considered attractive even without the violent history.

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u/ThisIsGlenn 14d ago

Me either, different strokes tho I guess

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u/Silbannacus_returned 14d ago

I hope she never gets into a DV situation, even if she "deserves" it. I'll assume she spews that kind of drivel out of sheer ignorance and not malice...

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u/AnatlusNayr 14d ago

Followed by you giving her an uppercut right in the lower jaw

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u/ThisIsGlenn 14d ago

But I'm ugly so it's not ok

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u/clothesline 14d ago

But are you hot?

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u/okayiwill 14d ago

they only think that until it happens

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u/Kobedoe 14d ago

Same reason people still liked Bowie after he had sex with a minor.

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u/Monsieur_Moneybags 14d ago

Or liked Miles Davis after he beat all his wives.

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u/Particular-Current87 14d ago

"assaulted" is putting what he did to Rhianna very mildly. The police report was shared on Reddit, it's horrific.

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u/zippopwnage 14d ago

Fans that worship a celebrity/game/movie/companies are a plague to this world.

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u/NuPNua 14d ago

I remember a while ago when Louis CK announced his first tour after his me tooing, the same day as Chris Brown announced a tour, and people were more outraged about Louis who had a wank in front of a couple of women in a messy consent situation, than Chris Brown who literally beats them to a pulp.

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u/t0ppings 14d ago

Is "messy consent situation" the new term we're using to describe "no consent at all"?

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u/NuPNua 14d ago

From my understanding of it, he was under the impression he had it, but there was a power dynamic issue going on where the women felt they couldn't say no. Either way, I think we can agree seeing a bloke have a tommy, consensual or not, isn't as bad as having seven shades kicked out of you by a partner?

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u/VulkanCurze 14d ago

I worked with this woman about 3 years ago, she was smart, witty, had a very good head on her shoulders etc yet she loved Chris Brown. When I questioned this based on the fact he is an asshole for all the shit he has done and continues to do her answer basically boiled down to "he is hot and has money".

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u/Demiculverin 14d ago

This is odd. I could have sworn I read this same answer verbatim a few months ago in another Chris Brown thread.

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u/GODZILLA_FLAMEWOLF 14d ago

Such a weird story to make up. Especially when you can just say "eh I am just like his music and dancing" if that's how you feel

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u/WaltonGogginsTeeth 14d ago

“When you’re a star, they let you do it”

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u/DMAN591 14d ago

As someone who grew up in the black community, I feel like Reddit's demographic just doesn't understand why looks and money go so far for Chris Brown, and why a certain demographic overlooks behavior that is more normalized for them.

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u/Monsieur_Moneybags 14d ago

I see at least two possible explanations:

  1. Some people don't care about an artist's personal life, just the art.
  2. There are lots of dumb people and assholes in the world.

I don't care for Chris Brown's music—I think he's talentless. His repeated violence against women is an extra bonus reason for me to dislike him.

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u/AFlyingNun 14d ago

Some people don't care about an artist's personal life, just the art.

I actually think this one's even a fair point.

If someone's contributing to society in a way people enjoy, we shouldn't stop this service just because they did something fucked up. Why can't - for example - Chris Brown go to jail and be welcome to/enabled to keep making albums whilst in jail?

I think people just have trouble things they like from people behind them. For example, I'm very cynical about how well Michael Jackson's accusations were actually reviewed, precisely because of course there's people that must believe him innocent to be able to enjoy his music. Shouldn't be that way though, because this skews our review of popular figure's actions.

There is nothing wrong with saying "I think MJ/Chris Brown/whoever is one of the greatest artists of all time" whilst still condemning their private lives. FFS I think Ariana Grande sounds like an absolutely atrocious human being based on what I've heard, but I'd be lying if I said she can't sing (very good at it, even if her music/subject matter isn't quite my thing) just because I don't like her as a person.

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u/RoninSoul 14d ago

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u/awhitesong 14d ago

This was epic haha! Thanks for sharing.

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u/Troggie42 14d ago

Very interesting to me that Andy Levy is a pretty great dude and still a pretty funny follow on Twitter, while Greg Gutfeld went on to be shown to be one of the unfunniest assholes on television

Life is strange like that, I suppose

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u/pfresh331 14d ago

Lots of comics will get their big break on a smaller segment. Gutfelt annoys the shit out of me but he has some funny members on his show sometimes. I don't watch it but a guy I work with is a Fox news junkie and the channel is always on when he's around.

Edit: Stephen Colbert even started small on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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u/DTX41 14d ago

I will say my intro to gutfeld was pretty cool with him interviewing GWAR, but it’s only been asshole Greg since that I’ve seen

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u/Hophop241 14d ago

So did Jon Oliver I believe.

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u/Doodah18 14d ago

Yeah, that’s my “obligatory Chris Brown” video that I post whenever there’s a thread about him and no one’s already posted it.

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u/Hardcover_Writer 14d ago

Hilarious. That last joke in particular was masterful.

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u/agutema 14d ago

That last line will put you under. Dead.

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u/BroMan-Z 13d ago

The only clip from Fox News that deserves views and upvotes.

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u/RoninSoul 13d ago

100%, Fox News having no chill for Chris Brown is fine by me.

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u/tfurrows 14d ago

Feels like a good time to repost Andy Levy's brilliant and brutal apology.

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u/timothytatertot 14d ago

I'd never seen that before! That's hilarious in the worst way possible but yes exactly.

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u/Hero_Charlatan 14d ago

Exactly! What’s all this shit about women getting his back? Do I need to post the beat up Rihanna pics daily on multiple subs? Chris Brown is in the same category as Weinstein, Cosby, Masterson, Spacey, etc

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u/timothytatertot 14d ago

Despite all the people that may agree with the opinion that he's a terrible person who abuses women, for some reason yes. Apparently we need to keep reminding people that he's a f***ing monster until enough people care.

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u/RandomPratt 14d ago

Apparently we need to keep reminding people that he's a f***ing monster until enough people care.

That's the thing, though - everybody knows he's a monster... the people who care and the people who don't have made up their minds, and telling them the same thing over and over isn't going to change their minds on the issue.

That piece of shit will straight up have to murder someone on 5th Avenue in broad daylight for anything to happen to him - and he knows it, and he's emboldened by it, and that's the way this one's destined to play out.

It sucks - 150%, it fucking sucks - but some folks just get away with this sort of thing because for some reason, they're able to charm their way past it.

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u/DemolitionPoot 14d ago

What it's time for people to understand is that Jordin & Kelly are fucking assholes, too. Abuse enablers & apologists deserve the same shaming

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u/digihippie 14d ago

Manson the singer, pee boy as well

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u/torndownunit 13d ago

Look at some of the bottom comments. Those people commenting seem to act like beating women is just some inevitable thing that happens and that he shouldn't have suffered any consequences. The majority of people don't have an issue avoiding committing domestic abuse, the people who commit it are the people with a problem. The people acting like it's ok because of his status are also awful.

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u/34TH_ST_BROADWAY 14d ago

What’s all this shit about women getting his back?

I haven't done an official study, but I get the feeling Chris Brown has more women defending him than men. Especially in terms of men and women who know his music.

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u/Barackenpapst 14d ago

Steven Tyler drugged and abused a 14 year old, and still won award after award.

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u/FunAd4992 14d ago edited 13d ago

Anthony Kiedis raped a 14 year old but RHCP are always being promoted... Most have been accused or convicted of sexual assault.

Here's 2 summary stories...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/faroutmagazine.co.uk/anthony-kiedis-sexual-assault-history-details/%3famp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/consequence.net/2017/11/the-uncomfortable-disregard-for-legendary-rockers-sexual-misconduct/amp/

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u/iamatwork24 14d ago

Red Hot Chili Peppers members have never been convicted of sexual assault and I can’t think of a single member who’s been accused of it either.

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u/Elmepo 14d ago

I uh, I'm not quite sure how to break this to you but Kiedis himself admitted to having sex with a 14 year old in the 80s.

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u/anneenooyen 14d ago

Rape..........?

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u/pragmageek 14d ago

Yeah no evidence on that one

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u/proticale 14d ago

Stole my gold fish and flushed it right down the toiled too.

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u/eugoogilizer 14d ago

He’s abusive, but he hasn’t raped many, many women. Not sure if he’s even raped any

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u/CannedVestite 14d ago

Op pulled that out of their ass like domestic abuse isn't bad enough..

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u/iama_bad_person 14d ago

Seriously 5k upvotes on some bullshit

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u/daddyfatsac 14d ago

After minimal research, it appears he hasn’t raped any women.

But he sure beat the fuck out of some.

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u/bwrca 14d ago

I wish OP would provide some proof of the many many rapes but we all know they're gonna just ignore and continue.

Like I'm fine hating Brown because of the assaults but I'm not fine hating him because of crimes he hasn't, or even been accused of committing.

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u/proticale 14d ago

There is no proof OP wanted to get the maximum upvotes out of this drama and got it.

I'm fully convinced that no one here gives a fuck about chris Brown or victims of abuse two of the top posts are victim blamming rihanna and shutting on CB for normal buisness practices... So full of it.

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u/kickfloeb 14d ago

100% this. They always focus their hate on him, instead of compassion towards his vicitims.

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u/lukekhywalker 14d ago

Yea I mean there's almost a weekly post about Chris Brown and it's always upvoted to the stars. Ppl are just doing it for karma, if it was about the abuse, we would see a lot of other musical artists being called out

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u/Glitter_Bee 14d ago

I wish people would post sources to claims against people so we're not repeating misinformation.

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u/JetSpyda 14d ago

That would require someone to actually do legwork and back up their claims. It’s much easier to just say it, especially when it hammers home the point the person is trying to make (IE Chris Brown is a scumbag).

I’m well aware CB has beat up women. I don’t even listen to his music, really but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of him raping anyone.

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u/GentlemansCollar 14d ago

OP says he "beat and raped many, many women". I'm aware of his disgusting Rihanna beating and in passing may recall him being accused of abuse by another woman. There's no need to oversell his being abusive. The real facts are bad enough to make the point.

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u/TurbulentPhoto3025 14d ago

Facts aren't that important in mob lynchings like we have here.

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u/RyVsWorld 14d ago edited 14d ago

Yea as shitty as he is, i saw all these comments and was pretty sure i hadnt heard of him raping any women. No need to make up lies to support how shitty he is

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u/iPhone40 14d ago

I think you’re 13 years too late, everyone know how Chris Brown is

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u/Song_of_Sixpence 7d ago

I'm literally in an argument on twitter rn w/ chris brown stans who insist he's the contemporary "king of pop" lol

He'll have no consequences unless we beat people over the head with it long enough that it finally sinks in and something real is done.

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u/goodusernamegood 14d ago Gold

This is a difficult topic to bring up, because I don't want it to be misinterpreted as supporting Chris Brown. But why does this subreddit constantly bring up him and Travis Scott, but when it's Bowie, Manson, Anthony Kiedis or Jesse Lacey it's all cries of "separate the art from the artist." Seems like a pretty huge double standard.

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u/ebonyseraphim 13d ago edited 13d ago

It’s not difficult. Reddit absolutely has a white supremacist problem. r/BlackPeopleTwitter is mostly not black people whenever it’s not CountryClub only.

Chris Brown is not a good guy. But he has, maybe still is (I don’t follow him) facing legal consequences for what he’s done. He’s rich so that gets him lighter consequences, but if you’re mad about that…there’s a fuck load others to look at, and to point of attack isn’t the offender, it’s the systems partiality to money. I question why anyone thinks reminders are needed. When Chris Brown beat up Rhianna no one missed it. Maybe a GenZer doesn’t implicitly know, but millennials and older definitely know so no one is getting into a relationship with him ignorantly. Even law enforcement knows him well enough and isn’t afraid to attempt to lock him up if he does something, even if it’s difficult. There are other offenders that not only the law is ignoring, but actively protecting (Harvey Weinstein was such an example). Continuing to call for him to be locked up absent a new illegal act, is silly. It’s racist, and falls perfectly in line with it. I think some folks think they’re sliding their racism under the radar by coming after him.

Or maybe that’s a new form of racism: how can black people be attacked in a way that can be said out in the open?

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u/boredPampers 14d ago

This always feels more race related then actually the crime itself. If there is ever a “which celeb is an ahole?” CB is brought up thousands of time like he killed someone.

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u/gold_key 14d ago

He's black

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u/GentlemansCollar 14d ago

R. Kelly's, Chris Brown's and Travis Scott's music should be banned from Spotify and they should be in jail. However, for Bowie, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Manson, Anthony Kiedis, and Jesse Lacey, we can separate their private lives from their art. Can't put my finger on exactly why though.

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u/goodusernamegood 14d ago

Didn't want to say it up front because I wanted people to question their biases. But yeah, this is 100% the main reason.

I'd say the other reason is the the users of this sub primarily listen to rock from the 70s-90s. A lot easier to cancel someone you weren't listening to anyway.

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u/proticale 14d ago

THANK YOU

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u/Juls_Santana 14d ago

Who did he rape?

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u/OBLA_BANG_BANG 14d ago

I hear the OP on the domestic abuse against Rihanna, but the rape part is a bold face lie do better OP

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u/Puddlepinger 14d ago

Did you just time travel from the past? Because we've known this for over a decade, he straight up tried to beat rihanna to death.

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u/RequiemReznor 14d ago

Unfortunately celebrities get a pass for really heinous crimes more often than not. R Kelly married a child back in the 90s and didn't get locked up till this year, long after he lost his relevancy. Same with Danny Masterson, I don't think they've even reached a conclusion on his trial yet. Wait until no one's mentioned Chris Brown for another five years at least. Hoping his time is yet to come, it's always too late with celebrities.

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u/congob0ngo 14d ago

Don't get why people find it so bizarre that artists that committed crimes are still loved and consumed.

I mean, I'm a rock fan. 90% of the most famous rock bands had members that did pretty awful things.

Drugs, underage sex, stealing, beating their wifes and etc.

In hip hop you had rappers that were straight criminals, and talked and even boasted about their crimes in their lyrics, and no one bats an eye.

I just don't care a lot about the personal life of an artist to appreciate their work. Unless some of their work seems hypocritical against their personal life.

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u/Cookiee-4u 14d ago

Yeah put him behind the bars

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u/NeopolitanBonerfart 14d ago

Sadly the answer is money. Money can buy good lawyers.

He’s also worth money to other people who want to keep him out of jail so that they can make money off him.

It’s a shitty reality but that’s about the size of it. If he was poor, or not overly famous I’d suggest that dollars to donuts that sack of shit would be in jail somewhere.

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u/LASubtle1420 14d ago

Not for super long though. Domestic charges often don't get jail time at all. It's ..... crazy

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u/NeopolitanBonerfart 14d ago

That’s so messed up. We’ve got a huge problem with domestic violence in Australia and so many times the news will say a woman is killed by her partner who has been abusing for ages without being locked up.

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u/themark504 14d ago

Shit happens. Don’t support him n move on

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u/Ryshoe8 14d ago

When you're stoned and read the title as Charlie Brown

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u/timothytatertot 14d ago

Lmao Charlie Brown has come out with some bangers tho

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u/Ryshoe8 14d ago

I was so confused for a second. Lucy should definitely be locked up though.

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u/Tyflyers 14d ago

Just let him kick the football!

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u/RandomPratt 14d ago

Imagine his pain when he seeks psychiatric help to deal with his trust issues - and his shrink is the same evil sociopath who keeps yanking the football away.

Poor melon-headed bastard doesn't stand a chance.

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u/crosshard 14d ago

There are a million posts about Chris Brown's violence against women, but relatively few posts on r/music about Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page sleeping with a 14-year old when he was 28. In fact, there have been several heavily upvoted positive posts about Led Zeppelin over the past year alone. It turns out that TONS of musicians are actually shitty people when you really look into their personal lives. But just as I don't expect Jimmy Page fans on r/music to boycott Led Zeppelin, I also don't expect Chris Brown fans to boycott his music.

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u/broplsbro 14d ago

you dont understand, Chris Brown is black and makes rap/pop so he is an evil piece of shit, the people you mentioned are white and make rock, so theyre epic.

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u/torndownunit 13d ago edited 13d ago

James Brown, Chuck Berry and lots of other black musicians from that time period were awful people and are held in high regard. While the Chris Brown stuff was awhile back, it's just fresher in people's minds and happened in the social media age. In 30 years no one will care. I think that's just as much a factor as racism. Though I am quite sure there is racism as well. But there's also people that went after her simply for being the victim. There's all kinds of crappy people out there.

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u/TurntUpTurtles 14d ago

r/music try not to repost the same opinion challenge (IMPOSSIBLE):

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u/FuzzelFox 14d ago

Seriously. It's not like I don't agree but this is such tired thing to post at this point.

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u/buddyhollybenhur 14d ago

This is the the /r/Music equivalent of the /r/Books "I read Project Hail Mary and it's amazing" post that gets reposted ad nauseum.

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u/kelryngrey 14d ago

The other r/music one being, "Modern country sucks!"

Yes.

Or r/beer with the astroturf posts about lovin' a good old fashioned American Light Lager, taste of freedom. Slight alternative to that is "DAE Hate Hazy Hoppy Beer? If these clowns would stop listening to their sales metrics and start listening to me and my friends they'd be making beers that I like instead!"

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u/FBoyMcGee 14d ago

Why are you making shit up OP? He hasn't raped any one.

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u/rocnationbrunch 14d ago

You should be ashamed of yourself. What is the point in virtue signaling so hard you just start making shit up? The crazy part is there’s so much documentation on Chris Brown that you do not need to lie about him raping women to get your point across. It proves you don’t actually care about this at all and just want to jerk yourself off. Just stick to the facts. Seriously what is the point in lying about rape just to tack on some extra hate onto a person who has done plenty of awful things?????

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u/hergen20 14d ago

Deja vu to n+1 times.

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u/MrPoopieMcCuckface 14d ago

I somehow misread this post and saw it as “Charlie Brown is an abusive AH” and was thinking I need to read this post.

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u/SabbathBl00dySabbath Spotify 14d ago edited 14d ago

Only in a society like this that you can beat and abuse a well-known pop singer and get an award for doing so.

Fuck Chris Brown.

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u/HowHardCanItBeReally 14d ago

Chris brown hate is strong!! Probably the same bunch of people in here who stand by whilst a woman beats on a guy, but as soon as they guy defends himself, they say "ayeee bro that's a girl what u doing man dont hit her"

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u/Supergamera 14d ago

I’m still recovering from Thanksgiving and read that as “Charlie Brown is an abusive a**hole” and wondered what I had been missing in his character all these years.

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u/IamSofakingRAW 14d ago

Someone really compared him to Dahmer and was upvoted. Reddit is insane 💀

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u/SignificantBroccoli 14d ago

What a bold, fresh take.

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u/Cronosovieticus 14d ago

raped many, many women

Source???

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u/CarolinaBlueChub 14d ago

At this point unless he’s convicted and serves jail time for something crazy this feels more like a constant attempt at something other than bringing awareness to abuse. Rihanna isn’t digging this up constantly, why is Reddit?

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u/lukekhywalker 14d ago

Oh you know why

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u/Demiculverin 14d ago

It’s blatantly obvious. I literally never even think about Chris Brown yet thread after thread this gets pulled. I broke down and listened to the court case. It was a simple case of two famous people fighting. Rihanna admitted to striking him and he retaliated.

Now nearly 13 years later, Reddit has to remind us how he’s a monster. It’s insidious really. I notice it with other black famous people as well.

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u/Unofficial_Officer 14d ago

He got a tattoo of Rhianna's beat up face on his mesh. Fuck him.

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u/victorisaskeptic 14d ago

People dont give a fuck they like his music..the animated show the boondocks showed this rkelly effect perfectly

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u/Major_Caramel_6815 14d ago

When u make crazy money for people above you in the world, you can literally do ANYTHING

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u/Fancy-Frame3686 14d ago

Wouldn’t it be better if Chris does the tribute, and talks about his growth after his Rihanna incident?

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u/cxrnag3 14d ago

people are desensitized to things because of the internet. Even worst, people tend to sympathize for people they admire as if they knew the person, best buds, and not the persona that’s constantly fed to them through the internet. CBrown gives no fcks about any of his fans, probably like majority of celebrities. you’re just a fat paycheck to them who should idolize them from a distance. Nothing more, we normy poor people are icky to them. don’t need to know the guy to know this is what he probably thinks.

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u/the3stman 14d ago

Thought he only beat Rihanna? Where are all these stories hiding?

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u/Loud_Laugh2472 14d ago

Where did the many rapes occur? Also the fight was the one time incident and full police wort and both sides seems to be hes done his time apologised ostracised for a decade and even had rhihanna come out and say she was beating him up and biting him while he was driving before she incident happened even saying she was being raped and held hostage as she threw the keys in bush. Of course what he did was horrific but think of all these other celebrities who have done much much much worse and still walking around like ohhh that's how it was in the 90s or 80s Elvia had a 14 year old bride Steven Tyler did too heck even what Justin timber lake did was fucked up and he's still a superstar

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u/NoSleep19 14d ago

There s proof of him beating women, not raping, he is a dickhead and asshole, but for fk sake why say he raped people with no proof?

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u/Long_Manufacturer950 14d ago

Shut up your probably more an abuser than that man. How the world still mad at him for something that woman forgave him for years ago is crazy to me and so many other people get away with worse everyday

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u/InterstellerReptile 14d ago

Chris Brown, who beats women, just shows that famous people play by different rules. No matter what they do there will be loads of people to support them.

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u/Nope3524 14d ago

Why nobody talks about Trey Songz the way they talk about Chris brown

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u/RedditisGarbag3 14d ago edited 13d ago

Hey, can we please remove this post so we can talk about Twitter??

Edit: Whew! Thank God this was removed. I need less talk about actual important things and need to know what musician quit Twitter.

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u/MilhouseVsEvil 14d ago

John Lennon hit women so we better throw all of those Beatles records out. Bowie had sex with a child. Neither of them faced consequences.

Was Chris Brown punished for abusing Rihanna?

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u/Male_strom 14d ago

6 months community service

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u/aTotallyRealDuck 14d ago

Did you just discover who he is?

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u/CAMILA_9975 14d ago

We're back in 2007

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u/timothytatertot 14d ago

Nah I've known about him for a while but I guess I just figured he'd go the way of Weinstein or Cosby. Instead he's getting awards and people are supporting him.

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u/Hero_Charlatan 14d ago

To me he in that group for sure

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u/lonelydan 14d ago edited 14d ago

It’s because the music serves the base, a lot of people just want bassy club songs about basic things like drinking and fornication and being the shit, in addition to a lot of people either don’t know, don’t care enough, or both because “he’s hot” or “he’s so talented” (female coworker’s words when I asked their thoughts of the dude) and willingly choose to ignore the heinous act Brown committed. They (execs and other enablers) try to keep it not a big deal because too many people rely on the scumbag for revenue source, all the while he’s proven his incident with Rihanna wasn’t some one-off character break. World seems to disregard shit due to so much stuff going on simultaneously and money being involved heavily on this asshole cranking out base level “earworms” for people like my coworkers who* keep choosing to ignore the ugly truth so they can scratch their itch for that type of music. It’s a shame but that’s where it’s at.

Edit: https://msmagazine.com/2022/06/02/chris-brown-vegas-residency-violence-sexual-assault/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2021/06/23/chris-brown-violence-against-women-and-whether-abusers-can-change/5321506001/

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u/sicklegirl 14d ago

I knew about the assaults but I never knew he had raped women.

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u/GlobalLeftist 14d ago

He had one rape allegation which didn’t make it though court. Idk where OP got “many, many”

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u/_freespirit21 14d ago

and this is how misinformation is spread and is so dangerous

hes never raped anyone lol

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u/Idaho1964 14d ago

well, it explains what Jordin Sparks and Kelly Rowland think of women, especially black women, doesn't it.

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u/FBoyMcGee 14d ago

No it doesn't. Please explain.

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