We know why.
Don’t forget Charlie Sheen. He’s been arrested for domestic violence at least six times and shot a woman. With a gun. And he’s still got a career.
Sean Penn tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. Fuck him. Fuck all of them.
Ringo too I’m pretty sure
Phil Spector, although he’s now in jail for killing a lady he beat on Ronnie Spector for years and still got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jim Morrison tried to set fire to his girlfriend
I could go on.
The point isn’t that the men on the left don’t deserve everything bad they have coming to them. The point is where the fuck is all the outrage when the men on the right do it. So many of our pop culture heroes are abusers and nobody seems to care.
Like, even if we’re gonna stick to the NFL, Ben Roethlisberger patiently sat out his six game suspension for rape and continued on with his career with little outrage.
If we’re really going to care now about ostracizing perpetrators of domestic violence, we got a lotta slack to pick up.
While, i get the point of this post….neither Ray or Chris brown are “the face” of domestic violence. Both of them are praised and worshiped and their actions dismissed because they’re cute or play a sport. It always “well he didn’t mean too” or “well she started it” “well why does he have to be a role model?”
I have to disagree with that statement of them being dismissed for being cute or that they play a sport. Chris Brown made one single mistake of hitting his then girlfriend. Ever since then, he has been a target by social and regular media. Every time there is an incident, Chris is brought as an example of wrongdoing. Let’s look at the facts: Chris Brown is a also a victim of domestic violence. He lived in a home where his stepfather constantly beat and belittled his mother. The violence was so terrible, that he wet the bed into his teen years. He isn’t considered a role model or anything. They consider him a monster. They push aside the fact that he was actually still very much a kid when he hit his girlfriend back then. But when someone who is very much an adult like Charlie Sheen commits these types of crimes, he gets absolutely no crap about it. Every time there is an incident, his name is not brought up. But Chris’s name is and he always forced to relive a moment in his past that he has apologized for time and time again. As for Ray Rice, his time is coming. No one is excusing him for anything. As time goes on they will bring up his name with incidents that have nothing to do with him. They will continue to belittle and berated him. He is not a role model and will not be treated like one. But the ones on this list, will never suffer for their crimes. And they are the faces of domestic violence, because that is how they will be painted in media for the rest of their lives.
I’m not disagreeing with the post, i agree that there is a problem with always using black people and the white people never get talked about, however men in general always get their actions dismissed in domestic violence white or not. Turn on any news channel and all they talk about with Ray Rice is how she was stupid for marrying him, she shouldn’t have spat at him, he’s just a football player so stop dragging him into other politics etc etc. Chris Brown the other 364 days a year he’s not brought up for an example is always being worship or his actions excuses because “he was young”, bullshit they can a rot in hell as far as i’m concerned. My father was physically, sexually and emotionally abused as a child too but he didn’t go beating his wife either, so this troubled background thing as an excuse for domestic violence is crap. You’re telling me that his troubled background only kicked in for one incident ever? Sorry but i’m not giving him or anyone else a pass just because they’re media targets.
and YES you are a role model, whether you like it or not, when you agree to celebrity status, you also agree to be in the public’s eye 24/7 and will be viewed as a role model.