Despite restraining orders that until 2011 required Brown to keep more 50 feet away from his former love, it was a not-so-well-kept secret that the two never stopped communicating, using secret messages and Twitter to remain in contact. The young stars seemed, and still appear, completely unaware of the conflicting and damaging message they’re sending their young fans—and of the slippery slope they both stand upon.
Allison Samuels takes a look at Chris Brown and Rihanna’s recent collaboration, its ethical implications, and how it reminds her of another famous celebrity couple.
(Photo: Rihanna and Chris Brown perform in 2008 during Z100’s Jingle Ball in New York City., Theo Wargo / WireImag)
Brown took his right hand and shoved Rihanna’s head against the passenger window of the vehicle, causing a one-inch raised circular contusion. She turned to face him and he punched her in the left eye, and continued punching her while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The pummeling caused Rihanna’s mouth to fill with blood, and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the vehicle. Brown then looked Rihanna square in the eye and reportedly said, “I’m going to beat the shit out of you when we get home! You wait and see!”
Chris Brown does not deserve forgiveness, even if Rihanna may be hooking up with him again, writes Marlow Stern. (This Tumblrer couldn’t agree more.)