The Little Things Give You Away

It’s a day ending in Y, so someone is talking about Chris Brown.

The latest person is current WWE Champion CM Punk, who casually tweeted about his desire to “curb stomp” the singer on Twitter. Punk’s Twitter account has grown in popularity thanks to his sarcastic humour and occasional mocking of his own fans. Brown took exception to the remark & claimed Punk (a known straight edge) was on steroids & that “his junk don’t work.”

Punk rebutted with a response that is so awesome, I must post the transcript:

“I never intended to include Chris Brown’s name in one of my Tweets to start some sort of controversy or to create publicity or anything like that. Now that he’s thrown accusations my way about using steroids, I feel the need to reply. So, allow me to retort.

“I’m a life-long, proud, drug-free, straight-edge individual. So, Chris and I come from two completely different worlds. I don’t have a manager. I don’t have a bodyguard. I don’t need a bodyguard. I don’t have an assistant. I have no need for a PR team to tell me what to Tweet or when to delete Tweets. And I don’t hit women. Period.

“See, in my world, women are to be revered and respected. I firmly believe that in this life, there are consequences and repercussions for your actions and I don’t think Chris has paid for what he’s done. Picking up trash along the highway does not make amends for repeatedly striking a woman in the face and sending her to the hospital.

“So, Chris wants to throw stones my way now and I say that’s fine. But, put some gloves on and get in the ring. I will choke you out. I will make you feel as weak and as powerless and as scared as any woman who has had the misfortune of knowing a sad, cowardly, little boy such as yourself. All proceeds can go to a woman’s shelter of my choosing. If you want to pick up more trash on the side of a highway to make amends — you should donate more time. Maybe tell kids exactly what you did isn’t right.

“But I’m also a realist and I know that none of these things will happen because Chris Brown isn’t a man. That’s fine. I just know that some day, somewhere, somehow, somebody will put Chris Brown exactly where it belongs. It honestly doesn’t have to be me. I would just really like it to be.”

I’ve already stated my opinion on Chris Brown. However, I understand why he feels the way he does; he got away with it. He was a blip on the radar before he beat the ever loving crap out of his girlfriend & he was rewarded with more fame, fans, a Grammy & his girlfriend went back to him (which particularly disgusts me, as I have often defended Rihanna & said no one is that stupid, way to prove me wrong). Why would you feel guilty when all of your dreams came true?

I know people say that since Rihanna moved on & took him back, we should forget about it, but that’s not true. Rihanna just made it THAT much harder for women to leave their abusive partners, because after three years, she goes back. Many people think if it’s that bad, leave but it’s not that easy. Rihanna made herself look pathetic & it’s hard to feel badly for her. Brown looks vindicated in his behaviour.

I appreciate what Punk has said, but I don’t think curb stomping him is the answer. Violence to resolve violence won’t work. Ignore him. I don’t just mean Punk. EVERYONE. Stop playing his videos. Stop playing him on the radio. Don’t talk about him. Same with Rihanna. Let’s stop glamorizing violence.

I won’t be blogging about him any more either & I’m firmly Team Punk. I just hope WWE doesn’t incorporate Brown into a storyline somehow, as it would conflict with their involvement with Be A Star & the only thing the WWE Universe would want to see is Brown take an Implant Buster from Kharma & I doubt he’d take on a woman his own size.