Today, the ladies of The View discussed the horrible "Chris Brown can beat me any day" Twitter trend that occurred during Sunday's Grammys. While everyone disagreed with the sentiments of the tweets, Sherri, an outspoken Chris Brown apologist, asserted that Brown is a possible role model for children coming from abusive families. BREAK NOISE.
Alright, before we jump to conclusions, let's give Sherri a chance to defend her position. According to Shepherd, because Brown himself came from an abusive family and attended anger management to deal with his own violent tendencies (remember, this is after he already bashed his girlfriend's face in), others in similarly violent situations could look up to him.
You know what, okay. I almost buy this. If someone is exposed to violence as a child, they are more likely to act out violently themselves. If that person is contrite and active in seeking therapy for their anger management issues, their recovery should be encouraged, but there lies the issue: Brown has been anything but contrite — no, he's been whiney and angry about the cultural backlash towards him for the last 3 years. His apologies have all been half-assed and his anger management has been court-ordered. He never served prison time. He has never done anything to merit forgiveness and especially not reverence as a role model.
Why promote victims-cum-perpetrators of domestic violence when, rather than perpetuating the cycle, we could promote those who have stood up against it? Aren't they the real role models?