Rosie O'Donnell Thinks Chris Brown Is a Victim
... Of Racism.
Now we're wading into waters with a riptide! Rosie O'Donnell recently did an interview on her show with a music producer, and she concluded that Chris Brown was a victim of racism, and that he's getting judged on a different standard than other out-of-control celebrity figures. Could it be true?
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I'm interested in the thought process, but I personally disagree with the theory. Chris Brown repeatedly tried to "move on" before his public was willing to do so, and then he had a scary, violent outburst. Considering his past, I think his behavior would be considered shocking. He just did an anger management course, and then he tosses a chair through a window? Something's amiss.
Rosie agreed with her guest by saying that there was a double standard, a "racist thing."
"I do think that there is a societal paradigm in which you have to be an angel or a thug if you're a black male... Tupac Shakur there's a whole series of books written on the fact that he struggled between his image of a poetic angel or a drug dealing thug," Rosie said..
Interestingly, she seems to blame Robin Roberts for what went down.
"I actually felt bad for Chris Brown during that interview, and I felt mildly angry at Robin Roberts," Rosie added. "I wish I had her email... I feel like going 'can you take a look at this again and see if maybe you find in any way your responsibility in this at all?'"
Ayyyyy! I don't get it. Why would Robin Roberts have to take responsibility for a professional, with an approved topics list, getting dangerously enraged after a routine interview? It's the "you made me do it" mentality of people with terrible tempers.
Plus, if you believe the rumors about what Chris Brown said after the GMA fiasco, you'd remain quiet. Rosie has a bad habit that I have, too--trying to root for the underdog in all possible scenarios. Unlike her, I draw the line at aggressive fools who haven't learned their lesson in 2 years!