This is very first time I have ever felt so WTBLOODYHELL Jezebel when reading an article, Chris Brown or otherwise. I make no excuses for an abuser, or a person who's made really terrible decisions in some areas of his life. However, any person with a modicum of sense can see that this 24 year old has accepted his abuse as 'normal' a country/southern 'rite of passage' if you will and I for one am embarrassed not at Jezebel, per se, but at Doug Barry and the editor that mistakenly approved his entire article.

So many young ppl have been traumatized by sexual abuse that for some it may seem the norm. Brown's account, whether 8yrs old or 12 years old, by an older females would give rise to his nonchalance on abusing women and the lack of respect for his body, not knowing how many women he's been with, so long as he left good sexual impression.

Shame on you, Doug.

Original post by Doug Barry on Jezebel

Chris Brown Brags About Losing His Virginity When He Was Eight

Chris Brown Brags About Losing His Virginity When He Was Eight

Of all the pop stars milling about the culture landscape these days, Chris Brown has a singular talent for making it impossible to sympathize with him even if he’s recounting a vaguely traumatic incident from his childhood. You know, like that time he lost his virginity to teenage girl. When he was eight.

Brown’s recent interview with the Guardian took an unexpectedly revelatory turn when he confirmed to a baffled interlocutor that he lost his virginity when he was just eight-years-old to a girl who was “14 or 15.” “AH!” the casual reader might think. This could explain a lot of — oh wait, never mind:

He lost his virginity when he was eight years old, to a local girl who was 14 or 15. Seriously? "Yeah, really. Uh-huh." He grins and chuckles. "It's different in the country." Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. "By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it." (Now 24, he doesn't want to say how many women he's slept with: "But you know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day? Prince was, like, the guy. I'm just that, today. But most women won't have any complaints if they've been with me. They can't really complain. It's all good.")

Maybe this is just a boast-gone-awry, or a story that Brown’s told to his friends one too many times, shaving another year or six months off his age with each iteration to make himself sound like some sort of mythical sex Jesus. It’s like a reverse Methuselah, who, sure, might have been some really old dude, but definitely did not live for 969 years. Some legends can get a little out of hand after enough retellings. Then again, if this is true, then congratulations to Brown...for turning a personal confession into yet another opportunity to showcase how unpleasant he seems.

[The Guardian]

Editor's note: Jezebel failed to properly approach and address this topic, and we apologize for the oversight. Let's try it again. -jc

Image via AP, Aaron Favila

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