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. Boundaries Self-Help: Stop Getting Abused and Learn Healthy Boundaries
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.
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