Rosie O’Donnell Responds to My Chris Brown Blog


The one in which I quoted her radio remarks saying that Chris Brown may be getting some racist treatment in the media.

For those who didn’t see the comment she left on that particular blog, I print it here in full.

“here is what i think michael musto

yes chris brown and rihanna had a violent relationship
sadly many children who are raised in violent homes
as chris and rihanna were
grow up to replicate the pain they have lived.
they had a fight in the car
both had wounds
rihanna’s blacked eye
swollen sad face
was heartbreaking to see
for every woman every child that has ever been hit

he hit her
chris brown turned himself in
he released a statement –

‘Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired.’ Brown released a two-minute video on his official YouTube page apologizing to fans and Rihanna for the domestic altercation, expressing the incident as his ‘deepest regret’ and saying that he has repeatedly apologized to Rihanna and ‘accepts full responsibility’

he did all that was expected of him
he was commended by the judge

he spoke to larry king for an hour
with his mother
spoke of the pain and past
the how and the now

he eventually gave robin roberts an in depth 20/20 interview
where he spoke all about the entire rhianna abuse incident

is it unreasonable of chris to assume
that he could now
2 years later
release his cd without having to focus on that day

i assume he trusted robin
show biz trust –
u think u r on the same side
be careful

– having interviewed celebrities for 6 years
– that a segment producer told the publicist there would be one mention maybe
– but then it was ALL about the cd – FAME

do u think chris was nervous?
he looked nervous to me?
he looked like a teenager
do u think he felt safe
live on tv?
do u think he was prepared to once again talk in depth about rihanna?

so they roll the tape
and there it is in the intro
and they r back live
first ? out –
robin asks a long winded one
about the restraining order…
and then goes on to bring it up 6 more times.

and he sat hunched over – with new white hair
and i wanted to hug him
like his mom did – i bet

yes chris brown has shame
we all do

me – u – chris and robin

he was then able to perform his song –
which he did
he went back to the dressing room –
and cursed and yelled and threw some furniture around
a chair hit a window – it broke – no one was hurt
he took off his shirt – and walked away from the studio

my point
maybe not well said on the radio

yes there r strands of racism running thru here
of young black men
seen nightly in handcuffs on the local news
of the thug/angel paradigm tupac lived

ji never met chiris brown
i never knew his music
i bought his cd last week
i bought rihanna’s too

this is reality tv

i have no desire to b right
this is only how i feel

maybe angry that robin did not have his back
but perhaps expects me to have had hers
point is
we r all brown

chris or jackson

compassion – understanding – the only goal”

(Photo: David Shankbone)

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 4, 2011

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