HollywoodLife.com consulted with three image experts who all believe Chris Brown’s fans will stand by him once again. However, his Dancing with the Stars appearance is another story…
After his interview to promote his new album on Good Morning America March 22, Chris Brown reportedly went on a rampage, destroying his dressing room and smashing a glass window overlooking the street. Even though his outburst only reminded the world of his domestic assault against Rihanna two years ago, three image experts tell HollywoodLife.com they doubt the 21-year-old singer will suffer any consequences from his behavior. In other words, Chris’ fans will stand by him through thick and thin!
“I don’t think it will hurt album sales. He’s very well accepted. I can’t see this as an issue,” Los Angeles-based celebrity image expert Michael Sands says, adding Chris probably shouldn’t have agreed to an interview in the first place.
“If Chris Brown was smart they never would have let him do an interview on GMA,” he says. “He should have just sung a song and walked out. In light of what happened [with Rihanna], that should have been how he handled it.”
Celebrity publicist and founder of Garis PR & Media Group R. J. Garis agrees with Sands and believes Chris will profit from the added exposure.
“I think in the end, this incident will actually help his album sales,” he tells us. “His fan base is already well aware of his personality and his history. In fact, all the media and Internet attention on this story today just provides more promotion for the fact that the album just dropped. It’s like getting a million times more free mentions and plugs about the new album than he would have gotten with just a regular GMA promo appearance.”
Even though Chris is receiving more attention that he would have otherwise, it might not be a complete walk in the park. Glenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency, thinks he’ll still have a few minor repercussions.
“[The rampage] could certainly harm him in trying to get a broader audience,” Selig says, adding he wouldn’t be surprised if ABC pulled the plug on Chris’ upcoming Dancing with the Stars performance. “ABC has a history of cancelling people. Do they want this with a family show? I don’t know.”
So what’s the next step for Chris? As we reported, we saw the star walking through New York City this afternoon with a big smile on his face and even taking photos with fans. Our experts think Chris should react to what happened and then move on and not address the incident further.
Suggests Selig, “In today’s day, tweeting could be enough. Does he need a whole interview? No. But it could be a statement or a tweet saying, ‘I expect more of myself. I’m sorry.’”
Did Chris’ outburst change YOUR opinion of him? Are you more or less likely to buy his new album now? Sound off below!