Oh, Chris Brown; always making the headlines for the wrong reasons, like making gang-related signs. Now he’s in the headlines for criticizing the founder of TMZ, Harvey Levin.
This past weekend, Chris Brown was making a celebrity appearance at a Houston night club, Limelight, with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran. A female fan jumped in front of him, grabbed his face and attempted to kiss him. However, an obviously surprised Brown pushed her away.
TMZ reported on this incident. However, their version made Brown seem like a monster. They said Brown shouldn’t “mix it up” with female fans, and should only let his security handle things. They made it seem like Brown had just gone and beaten up another woman, Rihanna-style, even when all he did was make sure he didn’t get sexually harassed in front of his girlfriend.
Brown responded to TMZ’s article by calling Harvey Levin “the devil” and a “sad little man”. He went on to say more insulting things about Levin, and finished with a “God bless you”. Brown was obviously pissed off by the way TMZ made him look like a misogynistic asshole, even when what he was doing was only to protect himself.
Would you let someone you’ve never seen grab you and kiss you out of the blue? Would you let them do it in front of your significant other? Now imagine you’re rich, massively popular and have affiliations with a gang.
Brown’s reaction was entirely normal, especially under the circumstances. The girl could have been attacking him, or maybe she had some venereal disease that she wanted to pass by kissing him. Brown had no way of knowing, and he had a spilt second to react. He made the right choice.
Levin making Brown seem like protecting himself is a crime is incredibly silly, and it’s clear the TMZ founder hates the singer. Brown’s response was well-timed and will at least help people to think of the situation from his perspective.
Already there’s a lot of debate about the rightness of Brown shoving the woman aside. However, I see this as a good thing, as it will help people to think for themselves, instead of believing everything they read about celebrities.
Do you believe Brown was right to push the woman away, or should he have let security handle it (After she had her way with him)?