For months, we’ve been discussing the “normalization” of sure sorts of harmful, reductive, racist, misogynistic, fascistic and deplorable behaviors, points, politics and other people. It completely looks like we’re by means of the trying glass and each a–gap, homophobe, transphobe, racist, Nazi and misogynist is simply letting their freak flag fly proudly, out within the open. Chris Brown is a kind of folks, unshockingly. Breezy posted an Instagram story (it’s simply an IG video) wherein he rants to the digital camera about how he’s a stalker. I’m not going to publish the video, however you possibly can see it right here.
Chris Brown might need to rethink his strategy to romance. In an expletive-laden video, the 27-year-old singer ranted about his love life in an Instagram Story Monday. “Girls, y’all be complaining about n—as being, like, stalkers and in love with y’all, kinda loopy and s–t and also you get bored with it. Effectively, guess what? I’m one in every of them n—as! If I like you, bitch, ain’t no person gonna have you ever. I’m gonna make you depressing,” he warned his followers. “I’m going to chase that n—a out and I’m gonna chase yo ass round, and it’s carried out.”
It’s unclear what—if something—prompted the R&B singer’s announcement. Later that night, it was again to enterprise as standard, as he promoted his Black Pyramid clothes line on social media.
Some followers questioned whether or not Brown was merely joking in his Instagram Story, whereas others noticed it as a possibility. “Come get me then,” one fan teased. Others had been extra essential of Brown’s message and pointed to his risky relationships with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran. “This man wants assist,” one other consumer wrote. “Nothing cute about this conduct.” After seeing the video, one in every of Brown’s followers mentioned his phrases sound “just like the intro to an episode of Dateline…”
Um, sure, that Dateline remark is dead-on. People who find themselves treating this like a joke are completely normalizing actually scary conduct. “If I like you, bitch, ain’t no person gonna have you ever. I’m gonna make you depressing. I’m going to chase that n—a out and I’m gonna chase yo ass round, and it’s carried out.” That’s what he did to Karrueche Tran, bear in mind? He simply couldn’t let it go when she broke up with him. There’s a psychological well being dialog available, for positive. However there’s additionally a dialog available about consent, autonomy and respect and that dialog must be had with girls and boys. If a man ever says “If I like you, bitch, ain’t no person gonna have you ever,” run to the closest police station, get a lawyer and a restraining order and report it each time he drives by your home. Consider the abusive a–gap when he brags about abusing girls.
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