Chris Brown and a Troubling Twitter Trend

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Singer Chris Brown performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Getty)

Three years ago, Chris Brown made headlines when he brutally beat his then-girlfriend Rhianna, putting her in the hospital and forcing both to cancel their scheduled Grammy performances. Brown was invited back for this year's awards show, and performed twice to great acclaim. Since Sunday's event, many of Brown's female fans — aka members of "Team Breezy" — have expressed their support by tweeting that they would let him beat them up.

Jacquelyn Campbell is the Anna D’wolf endowed chair and professor in the School of Nursing at John’s Hopkins.


Jacquelyn Campbell

Comments [2]

fr3kysnail from London, For Queen & Country

youth trend to ignore, that's gonna pass. Remember kurt Cobain fans were burning themselves with candles on his death, they turned out ok.

By the way, guilty wife beater Sean Penn was forgiven, and went on to win an Oscar.

Feb. 16 2012 02:45 AM
Pat Costello

I think the deeper question is the violence in the form of spankings and slaps that are an acceptable form of disapline in many a household. I travel on the Staten Island Ferry for the last 2 years and I must say I am shocked to see how much hitting and threats of hitting (or just plain out "I will "F" you up")goes on between parents and kids as small as 2 years old.
In the beginning I would look at these parents and say something but I have to tell you I then became the person threatened and cursed out!
So the saying "spare the rod, spoil the child" it is alive and well. This hitting is a learned behavior from a very young age, this I believeis the much deeper problem. Thank you for your excellent show!

Feb. 15 2012 01:45 PM

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