MTV news is reporting that Bow Wow is coming to Chris Brown’s defense. For those of you who have been too busy worrying about the economy to follow the personal lives of celebrities, Chris Brown is a young singer who beat the shit out of his girlfriend Rihanna, another young singer (I’m sorry–“allegedly” beat the shit out of). The up side of this is that it may actually affect his livelihood—he has reportedly lost some advertising deals. But as Kobe Bryant showed us, if you’re a celebrity you can rape whomever you wish and you will probably not end up in jail or the poor house.
So another entertainer, Bow Wow, is asking us to pray for Chris. You see, apparently singers are only human:
“We’re not perfect,” Bow said. “We put our pants on the same way everybody else puts their pants on.”
Except that after Brown puts on his pants, he beats up his girlfriend. Is Bow saying that we should cut him some slack because domestic violence is just like any other “normal” behavior?
Maybe it’s time to stop worrying about how this will affect Brown’s career and talk about how it affects Rihanna’s, and what larger message it sends the public. Perhaps if Bow were to use is hight-priced mouth to denounce domestic violence instead of telling us that it’s just part of being human, then he could actually do some good. Otherwise, he’s just another famous, misogynist prick.