Why these two stars owe it to themselves and their fans to stay away from each other for good.
Today, we are certain of two things: 1. Censoring the web with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) needs to be fought against, and 2. Rihanna and Chris Brown should not be hooking up.
After all that we went through with the couple three years ago, we were shocked to see the latest Us Weekly cover claiming the two have recently rekindled their romance. If you remember, it was on February 8, 2009 that Brown physically assaulted then-girlfriend, Rihanna, during an argument in his rented Lamborghini the night before the Grammy awards. Both stars canceled their appearances for the night as rumors began to swirl about Brown being arrested and Rihanna being hospitalized. Chris Brown Allegedly Assaults Rihanna
Then, the photos emerged—the photos of Rihanna's badly beaten and bruised face. It was the very work of her supposedly loving boyfriend, who was later sentenced to 5 years probation, community service and domestic violence counseling after reaching a plea deal in August 2009.
And now, as the anniversary of the incident approaches, we're just supposed to sit back and watch the two get back together? Absolutely not. Here's three reasons why the idea of Chris Brown & Rihanna round two is driving us mad with anger:
1. Chris Brown hasn't really changed.
Is it all about the F.A.M.E for this rapper? The 22-year-old singer is planning to return to the Grammy stage this year, and a source close to him tells RadarOnline that he's a changed man. "Chris has grown tremendously as a person, and as an artist from that time in his life. Chris has complied with all arms of his probation and has completed most of his court ordered community service. He has been a model probationer, but more importantly, Chris accepted responsibility for what he did."
Ah, but has he really grown up and gotten a hold of his anger? Let's look at the evidence: In December 2010, he made fun of singer Raz-B on Twitter for being molested as a child. In March 2011, when he was questioned about his assault on Rihanna on Good Morning America, he trashed his dressing room and threw a chair through a window. And, in November 2011, he took to Twitter to say: "I dont say sh*t to anybody and everyone feels its cool to attack me. GROWN ADULTS!!!! that sh*t happened three years ago!... MY MUSIC DOESNT PROMOTE VIOLENCE nor will it ever! only thing it will increase is the pregnacy rate!"
Yes, that sounds like a really regretful and refined man to us.
2. Rihanna should be stronger.
Rihanna is a 23-year-old platinum-selling recording artist with a ton of hits (and millions of dollars) under her belt. She has a close-knit group of friends in the industry who always have her back, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx. She was deemed "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine last year. In most areas of her life, Ri-Ri really is on top of the world.
That's why her fans cheered for her as she rose above and beyond the awful assault and her ex Brown, telling Diane Sawyer in a 20/20 interview in November 2009: "Obviously (Chris) didn't want us to be apart. But I had to make a decision for me."
So, why is she supposedly going back to him now? Us Weekly's source says she's been secretly hooking up with him for a year, and "she comes to see him anytime she's in L.A.," even though he already has a girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran. Wake up, Rihanna!
We feel we have to remind you of just how badly Brown was to you, using your own words: "(All I kept thinking was) When is it going to stop? When is it going to stop? He had no soul in his eyes. Just blank. He was clearly blacked-out. There was no person when I looked at him... I was battered, I was bleeding, I was swollen in my face... The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other, equally dangerous." A Domestic Violence Survivor's Advice For Rihanna
3. They're setting an awful example.
This brings us to our most important point: as two people who are in the public eye with thousands of easily influenced fans who can watch their every move on stage, in magazines and on Twitter, both Rihanna and Chris Brown have to set themselves at a higher standard than the rest of us to set a good example. If they truly are seeing each other again, they're sending a message to everyone else out there who has ever been physically abused or assaulted by their significant other that it's acceptable to continue the relationship. We all know how dangerous that way of thinking can be. /node/76256
We don't care if Rihanna and Chris Brown are "truly" in love and can't fight their feelings for one another. That's a sacrifice they should take for the sake of the people who look up to them. There are plenty of more stars in the game that these two could date—it's irresponsible for either of them to give their dark history a second chance.
What do you think about Rihanna and Chris Brown hooking up again?
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