March 25th, 2011
03:06 PM ET
'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Should Chris Brown be banned from 'DWTS'?
Chris Brown is still being welcomed with open arms at ABC, even after his “GMA” rampage – but is that fair?
Do you remember when Adam Lambert kissed a guy on live TV during a performance on ABC? Within hours, Adam got the boot – his “GMA” performance got canceled for that kiss! I think this is a weird double standard. What do you think? Vote here.
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People are so miserable. He is a young kid finding his way, and know matter how much people continue to hate on him (because he is young, black, and rich), his album is #1 and he will be around for a long time:-)
Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Chris Brown!!!!!!!!!! That young man is phenomenal. You people hate someone you don't even know and you are miserable. Chris is going on with his life. Why bash this awesome man, who are you hurting because at the end of the day his 3 million fans got his back. That let you know people see the greatness in Chris Brown and the incident that occured, we have forgiven him. Why dwell in the past, learn from it and move on.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN supported by ABC, DWTS, and every idiot fool that pays money to this Chris (turd) Brown. He should be pumping gas but people are ignorant and ABC is in it for the money. It's sickening that he is on TV at all. Your a bunch of fools that keep him on the air. You are weak and obviously lack the values of standard humans.
I did turn off DWTS last night when Brown was on.
Why do you feature these women abuser creaps.
Damn you must be hard up I would rather see reruns of Raymond or Redd Fox.
You lie, you know you sat there and watch Chris Brown because he was just that good to watch. Everybody and there mom, grandmom, auntie, uncle watched DWTS that night. Stop that lying, OK.
I didnt support chris browns debut tonight on dws. i think they had poor taste made me really not want to support dws cause of this , they show that they support abuse , and violence. every thing i do not support I refuse to support any more. sorry dws. but tonight showed the world you love abusers. and violence
You jealous, mad. Stop all that, for what. You stated you are not watching DWTS anymore, OK. You stop that because you know you are not telling the truth. You think ABC is mad because you say you are not watching the show anymore. They really don't care, OK. Chris Brown deserves this moment and his talent speaks for itself. Everybody loves Chris Brown LOL.
I cna't belive there putting him after the out burst , this is a joke. hsi out burst was worst then the Adam Lambert Kiss and he was banned. So kids it's ok to break windows and fly off the handle but it's not ok to be gay and kiss a a boy , wow what things were teaching out youth what a joke just like Chris Brown is
I think he should be banned because it was an act of violence. Although I thought the Lambert kiss was vulgar and inappropriate, it wasn't violent and yet he had to pay his dues. I think ABC expects the ratings will climb if they don't ban Brown. I guess whoever is making these decisions thought it was ok for Brittany Spears to perform at 8:30 this morning to a crowd that included very youg girls and boys, in a leather dominatrix outfit exposing plenty of breast and butt cheeks. It was disgusting, not to mention the performance alone was awful! Go Figure!
What does this has to do with Rihanna and Adam. On a personal note, I do know how it feels when someone hits your breaking point. I go off and break things but that doesn't mean I'm crazy or anything. People like to push people, so when you get push, what do you do, you push back right, this has nothing to do with him being BLACK or WHITE, he's not a THUG or any thing, just for y'all calling him that just shows that most of y'all are RACIST and think all BLACK guys have to be a THUG. Y'all know nothing about Chris Brown. Why do people like GAY people more than they like BLACK people, the world that we live in is crazy.
ABC = Assault & Battery Condoned
Something in his relationship with Rhianna wasn't going the way he wanted so he beat her up. Something in the GMA interview wasn't going the way he wanted so he beat up the dressing room. So what. He was angry. How could he be expected to think about endangering people on the street below. Why can't people see how hard he is trying and how much he has learned in the two years between these two incidents? He was obviously provoked both times. How can anybody say that he shows no maturity or self control or is a poor role model. If you can't see what a wonderful person Chris Brown is, you're obviously a racist. He deserves the respect and promotion of ABC and every other form of media. The way people are judging and attacking him you would think that he was guilty of something totally unforgivable, like being openly gay.
Love you....you said it all with this post...the sad truth is that too many people will not get it or simply will not care...it is OK to hate on Adam Lambert for being openly gay, but not to hate on Chris Brown for being openly and secretly violent and out of control....what a whacked out world we live in....
Chris Brown is just another punk-a$$ that thinks being a man is about toughness and swagger. Probably never knew his daddy, beat up the smart kids in school... typical with what is wrong
He needs to trick everyone and start being super nice to everyone. If he is a super nice kind guy folks will stop saying negative things abouit him. If they dont then who cares. He is then doing super nice K plus stuff.
Chris browns album fame is predicted to be # 1 next week! The only thing GMA and DWTS care about is RATINGS! They know having Chris on their shows will get them more viewers the haters and lovers of chris brown will watch lol. Chris dosent need the mainstream media or their shows because believe it or not he has a very strong loyal fanbase. They need him to keep their ratings up to make more money! If rihanna can move on from what happened two years ago then so can everyone else. His personal life dosent effect you one bit!
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I can tell you from experience that when you have been beaten by a man, you never get over it. It will haunt you for the rest of your life. I have terrible dreams after all these years about it and wake up feeling scared.
The person that use to beat me has passed on now and i know he can't hurt me anymore but it is still in the back of your mind somewhere and every once in awhile it raises its ugly head.
If you think it is behind you it is not and Rhianna will never forget that her life was in danger at the time.
Chris Brown needs a lot of help and he is far from being well.
Here's the thing: Lambert kissed a guy during prime-time on camera. Brown lost his head off camera. It's whether something happens on or off camera that gets a person into trouble. Personally, I feel if ABC puts Brown on 'DWTS', the execs are both condoning and rewarding his idiotic behavior.
Chris Brown has real problems - emotional problems - that causes him to be the way we see he can be. He needs more help than a 52-week anger management/domestic violence program obviously afforded him. Brown is not going to realize he needs change if he is re-enforced by ABC that he can have a melt down on 'GMA' but accepted freely by 'DWTS'.
Adam Lambert = Decency, Intelligence, Maturity – which are all just positive icing to the already delicious cake that is his magnificent talent
Chris Brown – Thuggery, unused potential, childishness – and the ability to thow us a couple rhymes
ABC – do what you do, whatevs, but you should know that you come off looking so uninformed! This Lambert guy is a good decent human being, too bad that is lost on you in favor of business, business, business. And honestly, I'm shocked that Robin Roberts would tarnish her integrity to tow the party line like she has this past week, disappointed greatly in her, who I previously thought was a great woman's role model. Way to back down Robin, isn't that part of the problem, not the solution???
I'd like to see Adam Lambert get the $#!t beat outta him by Chris Brown, then CB get shot dead by Rhianna, followed by Rhianna getting run over by a steamroller!
"He's so big that ABC doesn't dare mess with him; they'd get blasted by his legions of fans." Uhhh, I think you're overestimating there a bit. You've just said that Lambert's large fanbase has been blasting ABC for their hypocracy and enabling of violence.
You are also underestimating when you call American Idol a "minor-league reality show". It has been THE most popular show on TV over the last decade! lol
Adam Lambert wasn't hurting anyone. If he had kissed a female, there would have been no issue whatsoever. ABC has made their point clear: They would rather tolerate violence towards women than a public display of gay affection. I'll let you be the judge of what you would rather see.
I don't understand what this has to do with Rihanna getting beat on, or Adam kissing a man while performing. Why don't y'all come out and say it. That the fact is that Chris Brown is black, and if he was white, y'all would love to see him perform. Now I'm really getting sick of these people saying hes a bad person. last time I check none of y'all are perfect, so lay off of him. That's the thing between white people they think Chris Brown is a bad person, and that Charlie Sheen is a good person, I don't think so. I stan for Chris Brown.
Not at all. Charlie Sheen is a bad person too for beating women and trashing property.
I can't wait until the DWTS show is over so people can focus on more important things going on in the world. DWTS will not make or break Chris career he will be just fine and I will continue to support him. Geesh
I wish he wouldn't have beat her, cause now everybody thinks she's cool or something.
She got so popular after he wooped her, that's the only thing that bothers me.
No, he should no be banned DWST. Chris is not a bad person. You all should move on! Rihanna and Chris situation happened two years ago. Just let it go, he has a new cd and he apologized to everyone, now let him move on with his life. I'm done 🙂
The AMA "incident" happened two years ago also. The difference here is that Adam has been blacklisted by ABC over a KISS and there are very few, if any, interviews with Adam that the KISS hasn't been brought up. Maybe Adam should slug the interviewer and then be considered a hero by ABC, since they obviously support hate vs love.
If Chris Brown is on DWS I will skip that week watching.
Besides his bad behaviour, he is a talentless punk.
Your comment is the heart of the matter. If Chris Brown hurts ABC's ratings, they will stop promoting him. It isn't a morality issue at all. Adam Lambert cost ABC money by aggravating the FCC about their AMA broadcast. That's why he is still being punished. Chris Brown's violence is helping ABC rake in the dough! That must be why GMA apologized to him. They want him to show up as often as possible to pad their wallets. That's the most offensive thing of all.
Chris Brown is a jerk - any woman that gets with this guy can count on getting beat up. As far as DWTS they will put anyone on that show. Notice the two cows on the show now: Wendy Williams and the woman from 'Cheers'. They can't move around on the floor and actually dance because they are so overweight.
To me Chris Brown only seems to regret everyone found out what he did. He really doesnt seem remorseful. Most people would get over it if he really seemed sorry about his actions. He needs to start doing nice things. If he does enough super nice and good things everyone will see he has changed.
You're all idiots. The funny part is you won't realize it until it's too late! Kill your TV before it kills you! Freakin' Retards!
Lol, yea right, the fanatical islamists, with their lack of any sort of modern weapon, are going to kill us all, the most advanced country in the world. In what universe is that possible?
Mostly this story is in the news because Adam Lambert's fans have latched onto it as a way to embarrass ABC into lifting the "ban" on him. They've been doing this for almost two years now; anytime a controversial story pops up, they flock over sputtering "But – but – but – WHADDABOUTADAM???" Their boy blew it at the AMAs, doing a number of unapproved, very lewd moves (it wasn't just a kiss – he ground a man's face into his crotch, fondled a female dancer's genitals through her leotard and gave the audience the finger) that of course made ABC angry, and they banned him. Not because he was gay; because he gave THEM the finger by doing those moves. Whatever Janet Jackson and Gaga did likely had approval beforehand, and of course they're huge stars; so nothing happened to them.
Now, Chris Brown is a jerk, and I'm all for showing him the door, but let's be clear here. The difference between what Brown did and what Lambert did is: Brown waited until AFTER he was famous and had tons of fans before flying off the handle. He's so big that ABC doesn't dare mess with him; they'd get blasted by his legions of fans.
When Adam pulled his stunt, he was a minor-league reality show contestant with a very small fanbase. ABC had no fear of them, and no qualms about 'banning' Adam – he just didn't have the backing you need to get away with what he pulled.
Moral of the story: if you're going to pull a stunt, wait until you're a big famous star. Then you can get away with ANYTHING.
"He's so big that ABC doesn't dare mess with him; they'd get blasted by his legions of fans." Uhhh, I think you're overestimating there a bit. You've just said that Lambert's large fanbase has been blasting ABC for their hypocracy and enabling of violence. Not many people are sympathetic to CB's violent ways.
You are also underestimating when you call American Idol a "minor-league reality show". It has been THE most popular show on TV over the last decade! lol
Yep, although you know that won't happen. Religion dying out? What will the hopeless have to cling to then?
The fanatical islamists will probably kill us all first.
If you're religious, then being gay is sick. Also a sin in many religions.
This is the problem. This country is 70-80% christian. To them gay is an abomination but violence is not. It will take hundreds of years, if ever, for religion to die out and people to come out of the dark ages. Until then Chris will be accepted more easily than Adam will.
Jo – That CB is regarded as more "acceptable" than AL is horrendously WRONG. That is why so many people are upset about what is happening at ABC. Our society must change its views both on violence and on being gay. This does not necessitate that people abandon their religion. Christianity used to be A-OK with slavery but no longer is.
Beating a woman is sick. Being gay is not.
Dat Chris Brown, he a punk! nuttin' but a girl-hittin', macho-a$$ punk. De only reason he ain't hit no mens 'cause get his a$$ kicked fo sho'!
OMG............. so tired of the media ( white blogs) bashing cb for everything he does.. STOP IT Eminem has a history of violence against his wife but no one every questions him about it and Charlie Sheen.. omg he's WINNING.. when is this going to stop... Chris brown is there to perform and he will do a great JOB..
Cut the race card crap. Those idiots should be ignored, too. It is never right to support any media figure who uses violence to deal with their frustrations.
Adam's performance was at the end of the night, at almost 11 P.M. EST in fact. The "family" award show had already featured performances by Rhianna who was dressed in what amounted to bandages, her dancers had guns and at the beginning of her performance she was strapped to a bondage table. Gaga performed and smashed whiskey bottles, Janet Jackson performed and grabbed her male dancers crotch, etc. Adam's performance was no more risque than these females.. the difference being that it involved a man kissing another man. It is interesting to me that the most offensive aspect of Adam's performance was the "kiss" yet one of his female dancers full on groped him at one point.
It is sad that people are so offended by two men kissing but not offended by females kissing.
C'mon, stop avoiding the real issue. ABC's stance with Lambert is not just the result of a male on male kiss, but of the more offensive simulated felatio, and the subsequent blackmail tactics (read complaints filed) by the moral .00007619% of the viewership that night. Scared the snot out of ABC. They're still scared. Nope, no nasty Lambert for them. Bring on Chris Brown. At least he's a real man.
whatever happened to investigative journalism?
the real issue was that the Liberty Council (i.e., Falwell's legal minions groomed in his own special law school, fronting the formal Moral Majority) used Lambert's AMA performance as a catalyst to change policy on the public airwaves and enforce their standards on the public-at-large. the Council filed an immediate legal brief w/ the FCC citing the AMA performance as obscenity. that's the real issue, which NO ONE IN THE MEDIA HAS PURSUED.
"communication" degree vs. "journalism" = #fail
Another great example for our young men. He needs to admit he's got anger control issues. Me & the boys at the truck stop could whup some sense into him!
If you don't like Chris then don't watch that night. It's really that simple.
If you like Chris Brown, then volunteer to be his next punching bag when he needs to release some anger. It's really that simple.
The more the media bullies and attacks Chris Brown the more love, support and sympathy grows for him. So carry on LOL!!
I think you missed the point here. "The media" is not attacking Chris Brown, they are giving him a pass when he doesn't deserve one.
Chris who? Oh yeah, that guy. If he'd kept his cool, there wouldn't have been a problem. Don't let a woman get you riled up, boy! sometimes chicks just push your button to test you. You lose!
Everybody wants to bring Chris Brown down, by bashing him, how is that going to help him. People are so judgemental these days. Hes human like the rest of us, do y'all ever think that he's hurting, just because he's an entertainer doesn't mean that he doesn't hurt to. If y'all don't like it, than don't watch the show.DWTS isn't that good anyway for y'all not to won't him on there. He's an amazing' entertainer to me, FAME is amazing, I can tell he put his heart in FAME. He worked hard on it, and it paid off. So lay off of him, and let him be Chris Brown, because at the end of the day we all get mad at someone, or something. Humans aren't perfect remember that.
He's coming to perform not selling a book on his personal life. Get over it! He hasn't performed on mainstream TV in years, so I think enough is enough. If you cant deal with it, stop yourself from watching and dont speak for all of us! ABC/DWTS keep him on!
He's an ENTERTAINER, its a tv show about dancing and entertainment. What's the problem with having him on? That's why the on/off button is on the TV. If you dont like it turn your set off and let those of us that enjoy entertainment tune in! SMH @ some of you guys.
Another thing: The Adam Lambert comparisons to me dont make sense. For one, Adam just started kissing another man w/o fore-warning and it was on a family awards show at an early time. Parents were caught off guard and not given enough warning to change channels, and that's why they didnt want to take that risk again. In this case we know Chris is coming to PERFORM and nothing else. So if you hate it and feel you have a justified enough reason to, have your hand on your remote. Chris hasnt proven to be inappropriate on the stage and his performances that are risky are usually for late night. I think the media & all of you still stuck in the past should lay off of him
The AMA's were at 11:00 pm at night, which is far later than DWTS is on. And I accidently clicked on the 'report abuse' button instead of the 'reply' button when making my comment to you. Sorry about that. NO abuse here.
I guess I should clarify that. Adam's performance came on at nearly 11:00 PM, as he was the last performer of the night. He shouldn't have included unplanned choreography of such a graphic nature, even he admits that. It was inexperience and overexcitement, not anger or violence. ABC's reaction, and continued actions in banning him are inexplicable. Chris Brown is another story. But who knows why the mad dog sings.
From what I KNOW, the award show is on the weekend, where naturally children will want to stay up and watch a family award show. So I feel it was inappropriate for him to NOT give a heads up first. I do not care for what he did tho because that was he creative vision, but I felt parents had a right to be concerned in that case.
The award show was on a Sunday night, which is still a school night. IF all these people were so concerned with what their children were watching, they wouldn't have let them watch any of that program. I watched all of it, and if I had younger children they would not have been watching with me. Parents need to be parents and control what their children see and do. As far as Chris Brown is concerned he is a immature punk, who needs lots more anger management classes. YOU DO NOT HIT WOMEN OR THROW CHAIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Brown's performance on any show has nothing to do with Adam Lambert. If Adam Lambert wants to perform or be interviewed on ABC networks, he should address that himself. Getting Chris Brown banned will not help or prove a point for Adam Lambert or his fans.
On the issue of continued punishment for Chris Brown based on the assault over two years ago. He has been convicted and is still serving time for that sentence through community service, probation, etc through the court system. Additional punishment was leavied by the industry and retailers for almost two years by refusing to play his music on the radio and banning him from venues. Rihanna forgave him and moved on from the incident a long time ago even though some people and the media want to hold on to the situation as if it happen yesterday to them personally.
GMA incident has been rectified between ABC, Robin Roberts, and Chris Brown so the continued media specualtion on other networks is really for ratings not to try to resolve any problems be with Adam Lambert, DWTS, GMA, Robin Roberts, or Chris Brown.
End point if you don't like Chris Brown don't watch the show at the time he performs. Get coffee, go to the bathroom, take a cat nap, etc. Then watch the dancers and vote for your favorite.
I agree that Adam's banning has nothing to do with Chris' situation, however there is a clear message being sent by ABC. Chris was invited on the show 2 years later and was asked questions about his criminal problems stemming from his conviction for domestic violence. Had he just answered those questions, not even necessarily apologizing since he's already done that, but addressed the questions and moved on I don't think anyone would be calling for his removal from DWTS. It is his violent outburst and behavior following the interview and ABCs reactions to the CURRENT behavior that has people up in arms.
I think most people acknowledge that Chris Brown has a right to move on with his life, however, he's in a new era cycle and the incident in question only happened two years ago so people will invaribly still want to talk about it. That's how the media works. Chris has been in the business long enough to know that one would assume.
Billy Bush just did an interview with Adam Lambert a few months ago and he asked Adam about the AMA performance. Adam answered his question and didn't have a meltdown afterwards.
Chris Brown's talent is not the question or even the issue. It is ABCs inappropriate and biased response to Chris' behavior.
It will be interersting when Adam's new album comes out to see if he's invited on GMA.
If I want to see a monkey/gorilla perform Ill go to the circus or the zoo. I say h*ll no!
Really quite sad that some on this site are willing to give Chris Brown a pass for such violent behavior, did you see the pics on how badly he beat Rhianna? He did no time for that , maybe he should have, sorry but violence against any woman in that way should not be excused.Robin always lets her guests know what questions she will ask ,man up Chris ,you can not answer a question without rage. Regarding Adam Lambert, he hurt NO ONE, a kiss is not against the law, the double standard is amazing, major Fail DWTS , put on Adam , not Chris. If Chris on DWTS you will lose me as a regular fan.wise up ABC!!
I was shocked when Robin Roberts said whe wanted Chris Brown back on the show. Totally lost all respect for her.
Why is the media embracing violence??? Is the all mighty dollar that important? Elizabeth Taylor took a stand when it was unpopular to support aids. Thank God she did. What a trailblazer she was. Right is right and Wrong is wrong, what is so hard about that. Adam Lambert is still being crucified for his performance on AMA Awards. He took total responsibility for his performance on that show. He stood up for ABC and understood why they banned him. IN my book, he is one classy guy.
I'm thrilled that you made the Chris Brown/Adam Lambert comparison. All over the globe, in countless interviews on major TV shows as well as radio stations from Peoria to Paris, Adam Lambert answered questions about the AMA performance and resulting backlash. He always did it with humor, humility, and honesty, taking responsibility but not apologizing. Never once did he even snap at a reporter although after a year I'm sure he wanted to scream, "Can't we move on." When you are in the public eye, you don't always have that luxury. Chris Brown shows none of the responsibilty or class that Adam has shown yet ABC apologizes TO HIM and asks that he return to the show. Great lesson, ABC. Violence and evasion win, honesty and repentence lose. Adam and his fans have raised over $800,000 for charity because that is who Adam is........... but he kissed a guy so let's punish him. This world is even more screwed up than I imagined.
You are right on Charlotte. Adam has handled this well. What he did is very different from the violent actions of Chris Brown. I wish I could take back Adam's performance and I think the crotch thing was very problematic. But he deserves another chance and ABC should be the one to offer it to him.
I'm totally disgusted by ABC. How could Chris Brown learn from his mistake if a major TV network is backing him up and so many people here defended his violent behavior on the excuse that his button was pushed? Some murderers killed people because their buttons were pushed, does that make it ok? Speechless.
Well, we're going backwards even further. Chris Browne trashes a dressing room, could have caused serious injuries to passers by, beats up on a woman and ABC welcomes him back. All Adam did was kiss a guy and they still talk about it. Haven't heard anything about the glee male kiss yet in the media ( which was shown at 8pm, I cwonder how many kids were up at that time) , or Charlie Sheen kissing Jimmy Kimmel. Well I'll never ever watch DWTS again after this, a show I use to love, ABC will probably never disclose how any complaints they got over this,
i just think its not fair for one to be banned and one to get to stay when neither of the things they did were ok chris is no better than adam so YES i think they should ban him from abc
"Neither of the things they did was OK" ???? How so, CLgirl?
Chris Brown beat up a woman. He destroyed property and endangered innocent people on the street. He committed a FELONY. He acted violently in 2 separate instances.
Adam Lambert committed NO CRIME. He hurt no one. He surprised people with his on-stage antics. Some people may have been offended, but that is no crime. He did nothing wrong. Adam is all about love and acceptance of differences.
These 2 people are in no way in the same category!
Heres the problem with that. Chris browns crime was dealt with by the law since it was a crime and it was a private matter. Gma has no business enforcing the law so to ban him from their show would make no sense and to punish chris brown for something they have no authority on and aren't involved in also makes no sense. Adam lambert didn't do anything illegal, sure, but he did his thing ON live tv, meaning it's up to the show to decide if he should be punished. If they don't like what lambert did on THEIR show, not out in private life, then they have every right to ban him and not chris brown. It doesn't matter who's offense was worse. Gma doesn't enforce the law and therefore cannot punish chris brown for a criminal matter. Period.
Ridiculous, Superhiro. Of course they can (and should) ban him from their show. Not only is he a convicted felon but he trashed the network's dressing room and endangered people walking on the street below. He is violent and unpredictable and he is a poor role model for young people. That is why he should be disinvited from performing on DWTS and not invited back to GMA. Actions have consequences and CB needs to learn to control his behavior or continue to be a pariah in our society. So far he has learned nothing. He thinks the Rihanna episode was "no big deal"!
BTW it's also a double standard that Charlie Sheen continues to book shows as well so get over it!
He made a mistake, he went through the legal system and paid for his mistake-let's not make this a LIFE SENTENCE. We've ALL made mistakes-get over it and move on with our OWN life! There are more serious social conflicts occurring in the world to be concerned about.
@Sasha I agree! Who cares about DWTS his album is already doing just fine. I can't believe they are still talking about this.Give it a rest...Geesh!
I say let Chris be on it and if he says anything to cause him to brake a window again than let Chris Jericho who is a former wrestler beat him up.
Chris Brown clearly has anger issues. It's totally unfair that they give him a pass. ABC is a big hypocrite! They banned Adam L for the kiss but they turn around and show 2 guys kissing on one of their shows.
Makes me wanna say Yo!
I have lost all respect for a certain newswoman sticking up for Chris Brown..........a man who beats women........is this better Mr. Turner?
Wow – vocalizing my displeasure with Robin Roberts gets my posts axed by CNN? Twice I have tried and twice my comments are ignored.
where did my post go CNN?
Funny how the white dude (CS) and the black dude (CB) both did about the same thing , but the white dude is "winning" and the black dude gets trashed.
I thought the white dude lost his job. Or did I drift to some alternate universe while I was sleeping lasting night? I know he's planning a one man tour, but guess you can't stop people's fans from buying tickets.
But once again, he has been fired from his tv show. So there you go, so put your deck of race cards down.
I stand dumbfounded by the remarks supporting a man hitting a woman,or visa versa. The posters doing so are either abusers themselves, or have seen family abused and think it is okay. How in any way, shape, form, or fashion, is striking out at a partner acceptable? I will take Adam Lambert's stage performance any day over Chris Brown's demonstrations of repeated violence.
Someone else who gets it. Lambert aside... I am just amazed anyone still supports Chris Brown, or any other media figure who has violently hurt another person. It's disgusting and sad statement about public morals today.
I think the forgiveness that the media (and public) have demonstrated toward Chris Brown is astounding. I think ABC's treatment of Adam Lambert was equally ridiculous. I'd hold Lambert up as a role model for my kids any day. Chris Brown, um not so much...
I think the real question should be
Should Showbiz Tonight be banned from TV
Anyways let the guy continue on. He didnt hurt no one.
Its amazing. I dont like this kid even before what he did 2 years ago but I do side with him when he said thqt hes getting all this bad media about him over throwing a chair @ a window, but yet the Media is basically praising Charlie sheen and his ways.
ABC is wrong! Adam Lambert should have been allowed to perform. Adam is way more talented and such a gracious person.
Chris Brown will hurt someone again in the future. He is a loose cannon and should not be on DWTS! Brown could have seriously hurt someone had that glass fallen on someone's head. He needs continual therapy because something is very wrong with him.
So far he's just been lookin like a fool with his pants on the ground! get a belt, already!
Okay look while ppl steady judge Chris Brown on what he did no 1 knows what truly transpired between him & rihanna being a female who has been in an abusive situation & knowing women who do egg it on 2 get a guy thrown in jail or ruin his carreer who by the way was sellin rhianna under the table!..It took him being provoked 2 blow up!! If you tell me Im on a show to promote my CD U dont bring up questions about a past that has nothing 2 do w/his talent! lets bring up everyones past eveRy time they on GMA
And you should know better than anyone that there are Zero excuses for domestic violence or did you not get your free counseling lessons from the Phenelope House?
Yes, that excuse will work when he finally murders someone for egging him on too much. Or, maybe he could just walk away? OH WAIT, that is what a real man would do. Chris Brown is not a real man – he is a little brat in a man's body. Good job on supporting his tantrums!
He used a couple of curse words and now he is a gangster thug?and i thought black people watched too much t.v. White people u guys watch too much t.v. Gangster thug chris brown now that is funny
Wow, Ca Ching, get your facts straight. Chris broke the window. Glass could have fallen down and hit someone.
Adam = love
Chris = violence
I believe in equal treatment regardless of orientation or race. If Chris Brown gets another chance, someone like Adam Lambert deserves one too. Not fair if someone gets banned for years while others' missteps are being tolerated.
ABC owes Adam and his fans an apology. Beyond that I don't care what they do because I'm sick of them. By the way, go buy Adam's charity single on adamofficial.com! The proceeds go to The Trevor Project.
Posters here who say he had his buttons pushed or she egged him on belong in jail along with Chris the thug. This country is so messed up. The ignorants think it's okay to beat and kill other people but let's not ever have a boy kiss another boy because that's when people really get hurt. My oh My!! We are the dumbest bunch of rednecks in the world.
And Amen to THAT!
It is sickening, isn't it? Beating a woman and breaking private property = A-OK in their book, because obviously, he was provoked. What is he, the Hulk? "You won't like me when I'm angry."
Have none of these people heard of self-control???
wow. people lets please let the controversy over this man go. we do not know what happended in that car so we shouldnt be ones to jump to conclusions. I dont agree with him hitting her, but he may have had his buttons pushed well before he erupted, so let it goooo and get a life. secondly, if you've been dealing with a constant, aggravating bug in your ear over something that happended years ago, you would get upset too, especially if you and that person have tried to move on, but of course someone wants to bring it back up. so let him be, let him dance, let him live his life.
Exactly!!!! Amen to that..!
Cris Brown is a dangerous model for our kids. What is beyond unbelievable is that ABC IS ENCOURAGING SUCH JERK!
Somebody at ABC should be fired for such bad decisions!
And Adam Lambert is out?!! Come on ABC! What world are you leaving in ? You have no moral values?
Chris Brown is a jerk ! He has NO remorse for ANYTHING that he does.
ABC should not have him on DWTS.
He's not even that good of an entertainer anyway, what a idiot.
He should not be banned. The thing between rihanna and him happened like 2 years ago. Can people just give him a break. If you guys ask Rihanna the same question how do you think she will react?? They all up on his space and can't leave him alone. Also nobody was backstage so we really don't know exactly what happen. Untill I see a video then that's a different story!
I'm so disappointed with Chris Brown. He lost me as a fan. I thought he was a changed man and was willing to let it go. Well, what do I know?
He released a statement, admitting he broke the window to 'let the anger out'. Keep telling people to get over it – maybe you can put the same horseblinders on when he finally kills someone.
Chris Brown has serious anger issues. He needs medical attention. He is a can of problems, on many levels. Is not about Rihanna. She just happen to be there THAT time, next time can be you! Chris Brown should be kept way from the public until he will be OK (if ever ?!). Mean while he has to be made responsible for his acts and NOT PROMOTED on DAMN TV CHANNELS LIKE ABC.
wow i see people dont know how to let things go. i think chris should dance on dwts maybe it will help the show.also it seems as just becuz he is black ppl think he should be hung and burned. learn the real story before judgeing him
This has nothing to do with him being black. I'm black and think he's getting off scott-free for what he did where the media is concerned. The same for Charlie Sheen
Maybe you're willing to give him a pass for beating women because he is black. The race card can be played both ways, you know. Who cares what color he is – he is violent and dangerous. But cool, as long as you can watch him in DWTS. Hey, I hear Scott Bungaard may have more free time on his hands soon. How about promoting him to be on that show?
i dont have anything about gay people but i did not been a gay is a an ispiration,chris has more talent than that guys
Why don't you learn grammar and how to spell and then get back to us. K?
Yes, Chris Brown has a talent for being violent and beating women. You're sooo right to back that horse, way to go!
Chris Brown can not sing. He uses that crappy autotune and you can not understand him. He is just a thug!!!
well i am not suporting violence but i beeen here about it since i born but never it was alowed 2 guys kisssing in front the tv so get a life hater
ABC acted ridiculously towards Adam Lambert. And now they're being just as wrong with Chris Brown. Adam Lambert is an inspiration. Chris Brown? Not so much.
ABC should be ashamed of themselves for double standards and mixed up values.
I'll take a lover over a hater any day!!
Chris and the Rhianna incident happen 2 years ago. Let's move on. He went on GMA to promote his new CD and that is what should have been talked about. We weren't in his dressing room so, do you know for sure he threw the chair and not someone in his entourage. We are fighting in Iraq and shooting and bombing in Libya and people are debating on whether or not Chris Brown should be on DWTS. Wow is alll I can say.
Please don't mix the subjects, especially with political ones. I have total respect for the soldiers who are fighting at wars, but you cannot compare with the issue of domestic violence and bully. And it is not ok if that was 2 years ago. Chris Brown has to live with consequence of his actions. He can't wash his hand and pretend it never happened..People will keep on mentioned it, all he has to say is that he was sorry and leant a lesson (obviously he hasn't)
Adam Lambert gets asked AMA incident all the time and he is still pretty much banned from ABC. He never shows any bitterness nor bad mouthing anybody for that. Lambert answered to the question which is asked hundreds time very sincerely.
Now Nikki, please spot the difference.
MOVE ON????? What planet are you from? He BEAT her. That should NEVER be forgotten.
The only way for the public to move on is if he takes responsibility for his actions and show that he is working on his violent behavior!! I think that we can all agree that he has a long way to go!!
2 years or 2 days.. he still need to take responsibility for his actions!!!
He issued a statement, admitting that he broke the window. The man is violent and dangerous. It is appalling that people like you are telling others to move on. Yes, let's just keep making it ok for him to behave this way until he escalates. How do you think people like Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown end up murdered?
Thank You!!! I'm glad to know that there are more people concerned about dire matters in the world - WHY ARE WE POSTING HERE ANYWAY???
Why? Because violence and the excusing and enabling of violence are important issues in our society!!!
@Head Diva, well the difference is Lambert's kiss was on live TV, whereas Brown's beating took place in private.
So, what you are saying is as long as you beat someone in private it is ok!!!! Are you for real???? A gay kiss on tv is not going to hurt anyone were as some one breaking a window over a sidewalk can and will hurt innocent people.
There was a time that I was in his corner. I actually felt that Rhianna egged him on and now this has changed my opinion completely. His latest actions show him as a hot headed punk. He hasn't learned anything.
People really need to stop judging him. Let him live his life. This whats the problem. High righteous bigeots. That believe that only white men name Charlie sheen, Mel GIbson, Eminem, Nick Jonas can do the worst on network Televison and no one says anything negative. I mean Crharlie Sheen should have went to jail for the numerous acts of violence and especially the suit case of drug. But he still get millions and more endorsements. What a real shame. But Chris lets off a little steams and now he should be hated all over again. It just goes to show you misery peole self righteous peole never wanted to believe in him. But I do and I know that he will definitely prove to be the most wonderful man and entertainer this world has seen. GOD bless Chris Brown.
Wow, total double standard! I guess people are tolerant of an abusive angry man but not a gay one. I get it...good to know.
i don't want to see 2 men kissing anywhere. it's sick. chris needs to find a way to channel his anger, but at the same time STOP demnonizing this young man and try to help him. If he were a white man the comments wouldn't be half as bad. We deal with our own and you all deal with your own. that's the only way things will ever be fair.
Denigration of human beings for being gay is what is sick. Adam Lambert is a healthy, beautiful, and kind-hearted man with immeasurable talent. He brings great joy to millions of people by his music and by being who he is.
Just take him on Bully Beatdown. Tie his hands, and let Rhianna kick him in the
jewels a couple dozen times!
Don't forget that when Lambert was banned and his visit to GMA was cancelled in 2009, ABC replaced him within 24 hours with Chris Brown - within the same year as the assault of RIhanna -making it quite clear that kissing a guy on tv was verboten, but beating a woman was not. ABC continues to make their values quite clear.
Forgetting the fact that ABC cancelled his performance in 2009 even though he was scheduled to perform months before Adam Lambert was they cancelled his performance because of the controversy. So you might not want to go too far with that line of thinking.
What the heck are you talking about? ABC did cancel Lambert on GMA and replaced him with Brown and then bumped Brown to 20/20 when people complained. I distinctly remember that replacement because I was one of the people complaining.
I guess if they can find a woman that's willing to bump and grind his doink and doesn't mind getting busted up, they can put His Thuggery on DWTS. They jumped the shark long ago anyway...
Who cares. DWTS is scraping the bottom of the barrel for "stars" already. Also, Adam Lambert getting booted for a sleazy gay kiss on a family channel makes perfect sense to me.
You mean the same FAMILY SHOW that allowed Eminem to drop Fbombs? They had a censor- they should have used it.
The same family channel that condoned Janet Jackson grabbing a man's crotch and Gaga breaking whiskey bottles? That "family show"? Puleeze! Violence is ok.......a kiss is taboo! How screwed is that?
Gay kissing on stage is not a crime, not to mention it was at late night when the kids should be in bed already.
No, let him punch out another window. That'll show everybody how tough he is.
Maybe this chris brown punk will get shot up in a drive by.
Wow this nasty 'urban black' again...
This POS ghetto trash belongs behind bars. Sooner or later he is goin down....will be fun to watch.