By now, I’m sure almost everyone has heard about Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s relationship, and how he assaulted her in 2009. Just a few weeks ago,at the VMAs, they were seen being quite friendly to each other. They also collaborated on the Birthday cake song, which came out earlier this year.
Recently, Rihanna was on Oprah, where she said that Chris Brown is the “love of her life.” Not surprisingly, rumors have been flying for a long time that they have continued to see each other.
On the one hand, what they do in their personal lives is their business. They are both over 18.
On the other hand, their personal lives are also very public. Rihanna has been criticized for the message she is sending to the world, and especially her fans, many of whom are young girls.
Out of curiosity, I went through a few articles on Rihanna and Chris Brown and read the comments, to get an idea of what people on social media and the blogosphere are saying about the whole thing.
I immediately noticed that few comments attacked (!) Chris Brown for assaulting her. Rihanna was criticized for being a poor role model and having bad judgement.
The lack of comments and criticism of Chris Brown in most comments disturbs me, and wreaks of “blame the victim” mentality. I don’t see how you can criticize her without criticizing him more. But maybe it’s just me…..