Rihanna may ‘love’ Chris, but common sense dictates that she should stay away from a man who nearly beat her to death and called her a ‘b—h’ repeatedly. Even if she doesn’t care about herself, she should at least think about her fans — she is telling young people everywhere that domestic abuse is healthy!
Rihanna‘s music is awesome, but her life choices stink. In 2009, Chris Brown beat her bloody and threatened to kill her. But on her August 19 interview with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah’s Next Chapter, Rihanna admitted she’s in love with the man who nearly murdered her in a bout of rage!
Rihanna, 24, sounded like she has zero self-esteem in the interview. Certain quotes reveal that the singer is so lost:
“I still love him,” she said. “He’s in a relationship on his own. I’m single. We’ve built a trust again and that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will.”
Honestly, Rihanna needs to be with someone who cares enough to treat her with respect. It seems like she is on the right track with other comments from the interview, such as, “I want a man that loves me, cherishes me, values me, but they have to know my value in order to value me. They have to know my worth, and they can only know my worth if I know my worth. I want them to respect me, but I want fun times. I want laughs more than anything.”
At the end of the day, Chris has repeatedly proven himself to be violent (most people don’t end interviews by throwing chairs through windows), a hateful homophobe (as his Twitter has revealed) and outrageously disrespectful to women (remember when he called Rihanna a ‘b—h’ in a song he released in May?) He’s an awful, spiteful man who is obviously intimidated by women and takes out his aggression like a maniac.
Furthermore, Rihanna may not WANT to be a role model for her fans, but she is — whether she likes it or not. She has more than 24,000,000 followers on Twitter, and that reach is HUGE. Susan Forwad, Ph.D and author of “Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them” and “Toxic Parents”, says that Rihanna’s acceptance of the abuse sends a toxic message to her fans.
“She’s setting a terrible example because we know there is a high amount of abuse in teenage and adolescent relationships.They are going to follow her lead,” she said. “He hits you once, you’re out of there. That’s what I believe in. If he will go help maybe there’s a little window. Statistics are very discouraging on batterers though.”
Do YOU think Rihanna should be so forgiving of Chris, HollywoodLifers?
— Reporting By Nicole Karlis, Written By William Earl