June 28th, 2010
01:48 PM ET
Chris Brown’s tribute to Michael Jackson performance at the BET Awards Sunday night has left viewers emotional to say the least. But everyone’s also fairly divided as to which emotion that is.
While most people believe Brown’s vulnerable breakdown onstage in front of millions was sincere, others are appalled by the public’s willingness to forgive and even feel sorry for a man who received a felonious charge for beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna a year ago.
And then there are the people who are outraged at the people who were appalled — and on and on it goes.
Sympathy seemed to be the predominant emotion for those present at the Awards ceremony, with some, like Niecy Nash, becoming choked up along with Brown. The audience even sang along in support of the artist when he became to emotional to continue singing “Man in the Mirror.”
At an afterparty, Trey Songz told MTV.com, "Chris killed that. He left his heart on the stage. He gave genuine emotion. I was proud of him and I was happy for him for having that moment.”
Nick Cannon also spoke up about East coast support for Brown, tweeting, “@chrisbrown all the Fans in NY are blowing the phones up saluting you.”
And Cannon wasn’t the only celebrity: entertainment blogger Perez Hilton promised he was being sincere when he tweeted, “@chrisbrown congrats last night! Job very well done.”
But not everyone is ready to forgive Chris Brown for his actions last year. One commenter posted on MTV’s story, “Ya know every time I want to like Chris Brown again, I just think of that Rihanna picture of her battered and bruised.” The commenter added, “we're all sad Michael left us but that's not making me change my mind regarding the type of uncontrollable person you are."
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