Why It's Time To Leave Chris Brown Alone
Latest tweet beef shows lengths folks will go to goad a 'tiger'
Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account, again.
This time he left the social media network after he engaged in a tweet beef with comedian Jenny Johnson. It all started when Johnson (who trolls celebs like Brown and Kim Kardashian frequently) responded to a Brown tweet about how much the 23-year-old singer felt he had aged over the last couple of years.
Brown was mocking himself when he tweeted that he looked "old as f**k" at age 23. Johnson retweeted him adding, "I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person."
From there Brown, who is no stranger to twitter beef, proceeded to insult Johnson with the most bizarre and sexually vulgar insults we've seen in a while.
Among them were:
"take my teeth out when u sucking my d**k H**."
"I should fart when you giving me (vulgarity deleted)."
Jenny brought Chris' mom into it, to which he responded, "mom says hello, she told me not to s***t in your mouth, but right on the retina."
The exchange only went for 10 tweets, but it didn't stop the rest of the world from chiming in on how "Chris Brown needs to grow up," or bringing up the fact that he beat up Rihanna three years ago and, in their eyes, refuses to show remorse.
Let's be clear, what Brown did to Rihanna on that fateful night in 2009 is wrong, but his responding to a clown on Twitter, is not.
Since the world seems to be rushing to the aid of a comedian who bit off more than she could chew, let's refer to the work of another funny person to put the Brown-Johnson exchange in context.
Do you remember Katt Williams' joke about the "Gangsta Tigers?"
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In it, Williams talked about how tourists who tease animals at the zoo, or even worse, find a way to climb into a tigers den to bother the animals, deserve everything that happens to them.
Brown has proven time and time again that he isn't the most stable of individuals. He went off on Frank Ocean on Twitter after the singer insulted him, after he apparently misunderstood a compliment as a dis. He went Tasmanian devil in a "Good Morning America" dressing room after the hosts decided to shift attention away from his album release to focus on his domestic abuse incident with Rihanna.
Actually, he's proven that he isn't too different from other humans in how they respond to constant prodding.
Brown's critics insist that he "act like a role model" or "show some class." Do you act like a role model every time somebody asks you about some awful act you committed and apologized for three years ago? Do you act with class every time a complete stranger takes it upon themselves to insult you on Twitter, just because she feels like it?
Yes, Brown is a public figure and has done more than enough to open himself up to scrutiny about everything from his music to his acting skills. But when did he start deserving to get insulted, and then slammed again for responding? By now, Brown probably gets hundreds of insults hurled at him on the daily, and while it's his spats with other high-profile people on Twitter that gets the attention, where are his critics when he's actually ignoring and acting with "class" when others are trying to bait him? Surely he's reading those tweets too.
And because we've seen just about every moment in this 23-year-old man's life since he was 16, we tend to forget that he is . . . 23 years old. Do you remember how many people you cussed out for spilling a drink on your shirt at the club, stepping on your shoe at the party, bumping into you at the train station when you were 20 or 23 years old?
Sure, Brown could do himself a favor by perhaps staying off Twitter for good (he's reportedly reactivating his account), but who are we to say that he has to?