Rosie O'Donnell on Chris Brown: He's a victim too
April 5th, 2011
01:59 PM ET

Rosie O'Donnell on Chris Brown: He's a victim too

Looks like beleaguered singer Chris Brown may have an unlikely ally.

Radar Online reports that Rosie O'Donnell took a few minutes Monday during her Sirius XM radio show, Rosie Radio, to defend the singer in the wake of a 2009 assault on then girlfriend Rihanna and a more recent outburst at the "Good Morning America" studios after an appearance.

"I just don't know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else," O'Donnell said during Monday's broadcast.

After her executive producer questioned whether race played a factor in criticism aimed at Brown, O'Donnell said "I totally think there is, and I also think it's why he felt he was safer with Robin Roberts [the "Good Morning American Anchor" who, like Brown, is African American]."

Later, on her Twitter account, O'Donnell said Brown is "a victim too" and that the situation is a complicated one.

“He was held accountable – he did his service – the judge commended him – he grew up in a violent home – he is only 21," she tweeted. "“I have compassion for both he and Rihanna – it is not a simple discussion – layers n layers.”

After some of her followers questioned how the comedian could defend Brown, she tweeted "I am not excusing him ... I am trying to address the whole picture – not a sound bite ... all humans r [sic] capable of violence."

Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown • Rihanna

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  5. jaz

    She's an idiot.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lilith

    At 1st I was disappointed in Chris's behavior too. Then I watched the Good Morning America clip and changed my mind. Robin clearly pressed the issue and Chris said several times he didn't want to talk about Rihanna. The media has a way of trying a person over and over again. Rosie is right this guy paid his service. Now time will tell if he learned or not. Rosie brought up a good point men can be victims as well. Rihanna has a history of hitting people too. She said in an interview she used to hit family members when arguing with them. If she hit Chris 1st then she should not be surprised if he hits her back. I think both Chris and Rihanna need therapy & support them both.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. deftonesbaby

    Chris, you thought the days immediately following whipping Rhiannas ass was the lowest point in your career? having Rosie on your side is your new low.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. objective001

    Charlie Sheen beat his wife and so did Mel Gibson – you don't hear everyone asking about them every time they go on camera... so those of you who say that race has nothing to do with this, think again... #imjustsayin

    April 7, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. LaDon Cline

    I agree with Rosie that Chris Brown is young
    And he has made some mistakes, but we the
    Public are holding him to a higher standard.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. @ErnestSewell

    Rosie was commenting to my tweet. That's the reply CNN quoted in the last paragraph. I told her that race didn't need to be pulled into it. Chris Brown needs a father figure to teach him how to be a man, and have less Yes Men around him. The kid is lost. The last paragraph was Ro's response to that.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Pat

    Sirius radio is where you go when nobody wants to hear your ass any more. Rosie O'Donnell is irrelevant, irresponsible, and needs to put the crack pipe down.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. caroline

    I totally agree with Rosie. Let the past go. Both Chris and Rihana have moved on.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ron Paul 2012

    Last I looked Rihanna was the one with all the black and blues on her face.

    Looks like she got knocked da fscked out.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. howlyn

    I thought O'Donnell died.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rufus Leroy Washinngton

    The only difference between Rosie and a walrus is the mustache! Rhianna hit him first, but if you're a real man, that's when you calmly shut the door on your way out, delete her number from your phone, and never waste your time with the b!tch again!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jeffrey J

    First of all I could careless what that big loser Rosie has to say about anything and secondly it seems funny how they always excuse the violent, criminal behavior of blacks by accusing everyone of being racist. Blacks seem to be able to commit 'hate' crimes at will and the liberals in the press and other media will either excuse them or refuse to accuse them.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Gel

    Chris Brown is black and Rosie is gay? Learn something every day! LOLOL!!!

    April 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Boe

    Ah, shut the pie hole, Rosie. If he would occasionally act like an adult it would be to his advantage.

    April 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. SCRAPS

    Chris did his time. The media should just let him move on. Not sure that it was all his fault. Rhianna, like Halley Berry, seem to provoke these men into a rage but noone seems to question that. Although I am not excusing Chris' behavior I am rooting for a come back. He is an awesome dancer/entertainer. And if I ever met him I would recommend that he should simply walk away from a situation/women like that. It is definatley not worth the price – for any man.

    God gave men the strengh to protect women. Women should not intice these men beyond their limits then cry for help. Better to keep still and silent while they vent.

    April 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. justme

    Everyone is so willing to forgive him because WHY? I'm not sure there is an answer for this question. The un-forgiveness however has nothing to do with race. Am I supposed to forgive him because he's black or because he's young or because he had a bad childhood. Horse hockey, lots of people had bad childhoods and overcame it. Lots of descent upstanding Americans are black. Mel Gibson can start crying age discrimination, nobody is so quick to forgive him. The fact is that Chris Brown is as worthless as any other wife (girl friend) abuser, he will never change and he will do this to whom ever he wants, why? Because we let him. This probably wasn't the first time, and I can guarantee it will not be the last.

    April 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. brianNH

    It's a shame it wasn't Rosie that he beat up

    April 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jj

    Chris Brown is a thug, plain and simple. So is Rosie.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Steve

    Reason #247 that I hate Rosie: She's an enabler and excuse maker for beating woman.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Arnold Ziffle

    @kcc: you're just mad cuz I speak the truth that you are afraid to admit. It's not racism, it's REALITY!

    April 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lationah

    I've seen the pics and she looked as if she was dead. Does anyone even know why he hit her? I've heard 2 different stories, one she gave him a disease, and two she hit him upside his head with her 6in heels first and thats why he hit her.

    April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dwuan

    Rosie is a affirmite. She affirms anything that she can excuse and or excuses anything because she herself is WRONG. Chris beat a woman and just because a person grows up in a home seeing violence does not give him a pass to do it to someone else. And when someone ask you about it doesn't give you the right to violently destroy their property. Sounds to me that Rosie is assimilating her rash temper and behavior to excuse his.

    April 6, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. E~B

    Look, I'm no Chris Brown fan, and he was WRONG to beat up his then-girlfriend. But he went to court, followed the courts instructions in regards to his punishment, and completed everything he was required to do. What more do people want from him? Some of you act as if u never did anything wrong. He paid for his actions, and now should be allowed to move on.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  28. opinion

    I agreee with Rosie. It is time we stop sensationalizing this issue. If this would have been an ordinary couple it would not have even been news. Why is this still discussed in forums? Everybody should mind their own business and be more concerened about the 'dirt' in their own backyards.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. julie

    ur not god so don't judge him

    April 6, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  30. julie

    Only God can judge him so y are people still trying to. The media blew the situation out of proportion and the pics were photo shopped we were not there so we don't kno what really happened a man should never hit a woman but a woman doesn't have the right to hit a man either while everybody is riding his back she's no saint she's walking around looking posessed and besides that situation is old so y is it still being thrown in his face at any interview he still makes great music and that's the only thing I'm worried about not his personal life I'm sure half of everybody on here has their own issues and Ur not god so don't judge

    April 6, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  31. CB is Not a Victim

    Donald Trump was right, Rosie is a pig! CB needs to go take anger management classes & stop crying or go home! All he is is a thug in the music industry!

    April 6, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  32. couch critic

    IMHO, I think Chris Brown needs to stay out of the public eye for a few years. He obviously doesn't know how to control his temper & needs to remain in counseling for years to come if his upbringing was as bad as his defenders are saying. The only reason he's being held to a different standard is because he's a celebrity and needs to be a respectable member of society; otherwise, quit crying & go home! Also, Rosie is an idiot for defending him. Is she the aggressor in her relationships? Is that why she feels sorry for him?

    April 6, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. pale blue dot

    Of course hes held in a different light....WE made him a STAR so hes always in the lime light.As for Rosie...shes trying to get back in that light...too bad its gone dull Rosie....move on,we dont care about you or your strange thoughts.The only thing keeping you up there is OWN and to will fade.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  34. hux

    Now the race card comes out. This a**h**e is a women beater I would love to have 3mins with him . Waste of skin. As for LOUD MOUTH ,GET A LIFE YOU TOTAL LOSER AND " GIGANTIC " .WASTE OF SKIN .When will you realize so many people are totally sick of your input.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  35. oaker55

    Just because you grown up in an abusive environment doesn't necessarily mean that you will automatically become violent yourself. I was the product of an abusive home, but I knew that this was acceptable behavior and not something that should be mimicked. People are saying that Chris Brown has served his time and done everything required of him, but this is not true. He should want to become a better person. Just because the court didn't require him to take an anger management course doesn't mean that he shouldn't! He obviously has anger management issues that he needs to address to become a better fit in society. Just because he is talented at what he does doesn't give him a free ride in life. And to those that are blaming Rihanna for this whole mess just because she read a text message? Please, if this is all that it takes for you to justify someone being violent I hope you never have children. It's logic like this that has gotten our society into the mess that it is in today.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  36. Susan

    I do think from this time forward everyone who will interview Chris, should stick to the current topic, current album, current anything!!! People need to forgive the past, didn't say forget, forgive!! How is this young man going to heal if everyone at every turn throws it in his face. We all need to look at ourselves in the mirror.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  37. lucky

    I think we should leave the kid alone and stop judgeing him we all make mistakes and thats what makes us better and stronger

    April 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  38. manny

    Donald Trump is so right about her..she is so disgusting and stupid...I can see her being a bully and that is why she defends that nut job, chris brown

    April 6, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  39. TeaPup

    Hey Rosie. Wat r u up to?

    April 6, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  40. waldo

    I must agree that is being two years now and people should just forget about it.can't they just leave the brotha alone.......I think caus rhiana is such a hot stuff people can't leave it alone.. if this was some ffffaaatttt chick that got slapped around a lil bit, nobody would of cared but since hot pants was the one, peop,e are all shock and all.....

    April 6, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  41. Trish

    First address the haters. Chris did his time. People just don't start hittin someone just like that. She is no angel. This chick is crazy too. Iam not sayin its ok to hit anyone but both of then have issues. Don't make him da Poster child. After all da he didn't kill anyone.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  42. John Donovan

    'different standard'? Rosie, how many times does someone lose it and destroy property and as a grown man act like he five where people aren't disgusted? You create the different standard creating exuses where anyone else older or younger would normally have to pay, even if unlike Brown, they didn't have a history of these sort of issues.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  43. kcc

    @ Arnold Ziffle based off of yout comment you are ignorant and have no standards. Do us all a favor and go jump off of a bridge. Same goes for Charlie Sheen.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  44. Papo

    Doesn't he get it yet? In order for the world and the media to forget about what he did to Rihanna, he needs to do something even BETTER. Like kicking Snooki in the throat.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. Bert

    Caller: quick! chris brown is being victimized for his violent behavior!
    Operator: Whaaaaaambulance is on it's way, ma'am.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |

    Im getting real tired of everyone hating on Chris Brown. I guess because he is a guy no one seems to care the Rihanna beat on him too. There were many times before he hit back, that she hit him first. The world wants to paint her as this sweet girl, but this chick has a darkside people. A side who beats on men and enjoys s and m. Think about it.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  47. commonsense

    charlie sheen talks about chopping off his wifes head,pulls a gun out on her. threatens all of them even before chris browns fiascos and they still praise him. how do u praise an idiot!!!! like mel gibson he was the same way no one is sayn anything about them & they have children by these ppl & the kids be in the same freakn house with them thatshould be some type of case that child protective services should be lookn at? at least chris did apologise. charlie sheen has not apologised one time for his outrages!! come on america open your eyes. you put charlie sheen on a news show & they will talk about something good that he has done. it will take them a long time to find it but he would not be in the hott seat. robins lucky chris didn't throw her ass threw the window. so therefore he has learned his lesson. he could have expressed his anger a lot worse than he did. leave that boy alone. he was 19 at the time his puberty hormones were going out of whack. he's learned from this incident so move on america. charlie sheen needs some counseling he's a grown ass man!!!

    April 6, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  48. waldo

    It makes me sick whe the lil boys call out raceism...blawwwwwwww

    April 6, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  49. commonsense

    we should all move on from this it was freakn 2 yrs ago. that's what's wrong with america now everybody tries 2 be in everyones business. if they were ordinary ppl like us society would not care. if rhianna has forgiven him then why can't we. after all he hit her not us. go head chris do your thing & stay out of trouble keep puttn out gud music & fresh moves. forget the haters. believe me the good outweighs the bad anyday.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Nate DoggManure

      SO...not only is Rosie a lezbucket but also a ngger lover.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • waldo

      Chocolate lover...qqz........I hate it when chocolates play the race card....and the vanillas fall for it every

      April 6, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  50. Rump Sammy

    Ngger ChitBrown better go over and hump Rosies fat butt.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  51. Allen Hill

    My favorite TV show is Bonanza. Every time the Cartwright boys get in trouble, there's a woman involved. Why? Just an observation.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  52. jboogy

    Im with @rosie and @kevinbailey. The rest of you animals go back to your cages, eat a banana, scratch your pits and look like monkeys. Forgive and do the best to move on

    April 6, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • xfm

      Ever been beaten to a pulp, Boogy? Ever had the pictures of your bruises copied all over the Internet?

      April 6, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  53. norm

    request to help a girl - /

    April 6, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  54. norm

    request to help a girl - http: / / /

    April 6, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  55. kevin bailey

    Thank u Rosie, just 4 stating the facts. We have become so righteous in how we judge people, and if the truth b told we would run & bury our face in shame. All of us. Only God can judge, we just better have the ability 2 forgive or we' re in trouble.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  56. Arnold Ziffle

    Rosie is so stupid. If blacks were held to a higher standard, they'd never get anywhere! Our standards had to be lowered to "level the playing field".

    April 6, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  57. kcc

    Hooked on phonics, I am tired of them taking taxes out of my check to pay for you lot in the trailer park. I agree with Rosie, he is being held to a higher standard and if we held Charlie Sheen to these same standards maybe he will put the pipe down.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  58. ekim

    I'm truly taken aback by most of these comments. The only reason race is an issue on this is when people choose to make it one, a lot of these comments saying 'it's cause he's black' seem to be spoken by people who just want to perpetuate the sense that skin color is behind everything that happens. I'm not naive, there is that element in the world, but no where near the level they claim. This DUDE BEAT HIS GILFRIEND. Case closed. Vick did his time for what he did to DOGS and gets more heat than a DUDE THAT BEAT HIS GIRLFRIEND. And u people claiming racism; please state your example of the white celebrity that beat his girlfriend and we collectively gave a pass? These comments give me little hope for our future, God help us.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
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  59. yankster

    even superheros bleed people.. forgve and forget. time to move on and do something productive with the time we are given! : )

    April 6, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  60. waldo

    Rosie is a cow and chris brown is a woman beater..its so funny some of the coments in here....I think rosie should be in danceing with the stars next year " that would be off the wall and chris brown needs to go and slap mike tyson around. And see what happens lmao.........

    April 6, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  61. Dora

    I'm so tired of hearing about chris brown & rihanna...what did he expect he beat her ass...&& yes its been a year or two since he did it but that's what he's gonna be known for wether he likes it or tyson is known for biting off a ear...oj & the white truck....that's his infamy he can either get with it or get lost

    April 6, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  62. MizLaker

    Really,chris brown just started getting his career back in line.yeah,he got a number 1 album now,but what about his last album,Graffiti!? did u listen to it,hell no.what he did was messed up,but he did the time,so people need to let it go. charlie sheen is a repeat offender,he has been in the spotlight more than once,dui's,possession,domestic violence,etc.why hasnt he done any real time? because he's CHARLIE SHEEN!! so,really people,call it like it is.Chris Brown,messed up one time(so far) in a big way,owned up to ,is trying to move on.Charlie Sheen,messed up multiple times thru out the last decade,and is exalting in the carnage of his downfall,again.Whats better:the one time screw up trying to fix things,or;the repeat screw up,who aint trying to fix anything.

    April 6, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  63. Mike Nandrews

    Christina Aguilera drinks like a fish while taking care of her babies, Brittney Spears lets her 1 year old drive the car while she is drunk and half naked, Mel Gibson drinks and picks fights with women and Jewish people but none of this makes news.... I think people are picking on Chris Brown because he iis a man that beat on a woman and that is not fair.

    April 6, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  64. Mike Andrews

    Rihanna asked for her beating! She is into S&M. Check out her youtube. called S&M. Rosie O'Donnell has been maligned. She is actually quite a beautiful woman with some weight issues. and if you are all paying attention Justin Bieber just set his mother's hair on fire. He is not the sweet innocent that he appears to be. No one is sweet and pure, that is just a fantasy. Most of us have skeletons in our closets...

    April 6, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  65. Tami

    I wasn't there,none of you were there! How do we know what really went on? Reports were that Rihanna had bit him and hit him as well. He did his time! Just drop it already and enjoy his music! They are both very talented individuals! Also, do we like people in our personal lives? Do you think they like all of there business out like that? Just Sayin 😉

    April 6, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  66. mkay

    Chris who?

    April 6, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  67. jonna

    I'm so sick of people talking bad about Chris!! Rihanna admitted on Barbara walters tht she hit him first!n whn she made tht statement she also said tht dat didn't give him a reason to hit back really!! Yall silly women don't talk about tht!! Tht wht America need to bring to the light silly ass women tht provoke men n get their ass beat!! I mean he's paid his debt.. I really don't blame him for blowing up on the set!! He's tired of this mess its ova wit damn I don't c, or hear her talk about being n domestic violence because she wasn't!!.. It wouldn't surprise me if Rihana would b n tht situation again!! Stay strong Chris Brown

    April 6, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  68. Gogo

    Chris brown doesnt need any excuses for his behavior! There are plenty of people a
    Who come from bad homes that dont become serial killers and plenty from good homes that end up behind bars.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  69. seanc69

    Somebody tell me why charlie sheen gets away with so much sh_t. he f_cked up a hotel room causing thousands and thousands in damage not to mention beating several women along with having readily availible cocaine.last time i checked all the above was against the law.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  70. Elow

    Females get Ur mind right!

    April 6, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  71. lisa

    Im with rosie this is so old he have done what he was order to do why is it that others cant let him move on as she have done he have a right to be mad he have paid for his wrong now let him move on why keep bringing the past up.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  72. godspeaketh

    Even types like Rosie (read between the lines ) will resort to physical violence or language unbecoming if comments are made about their ungodly lifestyle.

    Donald Trump proved that point and put Rosie in her place. He shut her up.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  73. Mike

    I love Rosie and think she's one of the smartest people in the industry. However I think Chris Brown has a huge chip on his shoulder. Hollywood is not a good place for someone like him. Being surrounded by people that tell you what you want to hear, kiss your back side and want $$$ is a disaster waiting to happen. I don't think he believes he has a problem. He's a ticking bomb.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  74. flappersjazz

    A lot of us grew up in a violent house hold. W/ me it was a mommie dearest ascenario. (no wire hangers were harmed). That said, I NEVER laid a hand on my kids in anger. As human beings we know the meaning of self control.
    What he did was his way to control rhianna by beating her. Hes being held accountable b/c he broke the law. Just as every other man who commits an act of domestic violence. Hes never shown remorse but tries to garner sympathy for himself which is disgusting in itself. And its backfired on him. Theres no excuse for what he did.
    Hes stupid not to realize hes going to be asked about in interveiws. He could always say before hand that he will not talk about it on air. Other celebs have done it. And hes not the only to beat a domestic partner, but he is making the most noise about. Throwing temper tantrums gets him attention, but the wrong kind. He needs to grow the hell up and act like an adult. Rosie needs to get a grip and chat about something she knows and not what she think she does.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  75. monica

    Thank you Rosie for standind up for him. Yes Chris Brown was wrong for what he did. Always remeber they are two side to a story. #letchrisbrownalone

    April 6, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  76. seanc69

    it's all bull.rosie said this and rosie said that who gives a damn! chris brown, rosie and rihana all celebs who do and say crazy sh_t. when it comes to what chris brown did to rihana if it my or a regular joe we'd be under the jail.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  77. courtney frye

    I heard that people who have been abused or witnessed it in their families tend to repeat it later on in their life with their loved ones. chris brown probably needs long term therapy to help him deal with some issues that he may have. in the mean time we all should learn to keepour hands to ourselves because if we strike somebody you never know what kind of bomb you might be setting off.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  78. erica

    Rosie is always sparking a controversy–she has even called herself out on not having a filter-lol. The media is making loads of dough off of chris brown and rihanna so they r gonna keep exploiting them. Charlie sheen is banking off of the media–he keeps making a mockery of himself and he keeps making dough. Chris brown keeps acting crazy and putting out some of the best dance vids and he's climbing up the charts. They all making money from us regardless– so sad

    April 6, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • xfm

      ODonnell (please don't call her "Rosie"- likes she's your buddy?) is an attack dog.
      She gets paid to stir up trouble.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  79. kim

    The photos of rhinna fake they made it look she got steped on by elephants i wouldnt even call it a beating but chris still put his hands on a lady rhinna is also crazy shes from over seas!

    April 6, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  80. Aries

    I agree with Rosie. Let's look at the facts:
    1. Chris Brown was driving when Rhianna went through his text messages (invasion if privacy)
    2. She became upset that a girl had texted him & she hit him & scratched him while ge was driving. (assault w/bodily injury & endangerment)
    3. She screams vulgarities at him & continues to pummel him.
    4. Who defended him?
    I am the mother of two sons & an constantly reminding them to be careful of who they date.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  81. jessica

    i am sorry, but some of you guys on this post are taking this story out of porportion. Some of you act like your GOD or something. Get off your high horses and pay attention. First, this incident is 2 years old, and Second how is he a women beater when he hasnt hit a woman before or after the rihanna incident? I swear i bet half of you dont even listen to rihanna let alone know her personality. Also calling chris brown a thug? SMH if anyone needs help its you all, you have no heaven or hell to put him or any one else in. Chris and rihanna are both passed it, so why can't you all stay out of their buisness. worry about the skeletons in your own closet before pointing out someone elses. Also I hope when you all screw up, that no one offers you a hand nor a chance of redemption. I've never read such ignorance in my life.....

    April 5, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jazz

      How the Hell do you know who or how many women he's hit? You don't. Just because the public has only seen one photo don't mean that was the only time, its just the only time he got caught. Hell look back a couple years at roses response to this. She said abusers rarely change. She was right then, she wrong now.

      April 6, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • xfm
      –Percent of US population that is black: ** 12.3%**
      –Percent of US ** PRISON ** population that is black: **45.6%**

      April 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  82. Sir Loin of Beef

    We're a pretty sad lot if we're looking for meaningful social commentary on any subject from anyone in Hollywood.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  83. dg

    Rosie is right. It's layered. She is not excusing him but simply stating we are all capable of violence, recognzing his efforts to redeem himself, and saying he deserves a second chance. That's a fair comment.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Rand

    Rosie O'Donnell is not relevant and her option doesn't matter. CNN has too many other great topics to cover. Please don't waist your valuable space on her. Chris Brown is an idiot but is news worthy. However, what Rosie thinks is not important to CNN followers.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Kera

    U r all confused. I heard the show live. Rosie spoke on people being products of their environment, hence victims. Chris and Rihanna both come from abusive households in some reguard. Both have spoken about the abuse in their lives way before this incident. Rosie said so much more than every blog & news site are reporting. What u r reading is a very small piece of what she actually said. Do u think that was an accident? Look at how many ppl are commenting. Look at how ugly the conversation has become. This is none of our business. They have stopped talking about it while it divides ppl who were not there. Its sad that ppl get so worked up about this when we all have our own issues. How about we stop talking about this and all volunteer at domestic abuse shelters? Wouldnt that be more productive...yes but are we doing it? NO...mind your business ppl

    April 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jazz

      Once you break the law your business become society's business. So for people saying mind your own business how about taking your own advice hypocrites.

      April 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  86. zania

    Rihanna has lifted the restraining order, she has said it on her twitter and some of her interviews, she forgave him and wish people would move on. I think people just want to hate on someone. Chris has did so many charity events over the past two years, that has nothing to do with his court order. But the white media doesn't know this because they refused to report anything positive he did. My older cousin was married to a man who abused her, but she got out of that relationship and she forgave him, because he has seek help, he was a victim of harsh child abuse, as he got older he became abusive just like his father. In black community some of our people don't seek therapy. Chris was brought up in an abusive childhood and became famous at 14, but some parents don't realize that your environment you subject your children to can affect them later in life. Just because you have money doesn't mean those childhood problems are gone.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  87. lori

    Hi I'm 16 and my mom said I'm too young to understand this but I'm not!!! I heard rihanna slapped him before he hit her so she deserved it, she provoked him into doing that! If I ever slapped my boyfriend or even talked back he would really whoop my ass but I know better than that and she should have too!

    April 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • AVH


      For you to say that rihanna "asked" o be beated to a pulp is so sick. Even someone @ your age should know this. It sounds to me YOU should seek some professional help with your parents. No one should be treated this way.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  88. zania

    This is about race, because Chris has did so much good that you people know nothing of, because the media never reported. But the black blogs always reported it, thats why the urban community accepted him back. When he did his promotion on the radio, the urban radios didn't say anything about the incident, the white radio stations brought up the incident or related him to Charlie Sheen, when they interviewed him. When he did the BET Michael Jackson tribute all urban stations and urban people was more forgiven, but the white media and blogs were saying his tears were fake. So its all about race, you can't denied it.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  89. analuce

    Chris Brown should be allowed to move on , it has been 2 years already...give it a rest, please! There does seen to be a considerable amount of race bashing though from Michael Vick to Tiger Woods to Chris Brown. If people should be reminded forever of their part deeds where would that leave someone like Robert Downey, Jr.? Should his past acts keep him from moving forward? I think not. Get real people.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  90. nicole

    Rosie O Donnell is a pig. I can't stand her. and this just exacerbates that view. Don't let this guy off the hook for a damn thing he did. He did his time, paid his dues? If someone murders, or molests a child, or HITS A WOMAN, does that automatically clear their name once they are free, JUST BECAUSE they did their time? Once a murderer/molester/abuser, always. He will never change. He has demonstrated that from the beginning.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Rufus Leroy Washington

    Chris Brown is a punk, but Rosie O'Donnell is one fat nasty biotch I have gotten tired of. The only reason she got involved is she hopes whoever he beats on turns gay and wants her instead:

    April 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  92. alice c

    I think you can bring Sheen into this, Chris may have a no1 album right now but his last album kinda flopped here (in england) yet while Sheen is a supposed 'winner' chris still has to live with the thing he did 2 years ago and did his time for. I do not agree with what he did at all but in the public eye there are double standards being shown right now which I feel, is not fair. P.s. I Love Chris Browns new album! 🙂 good on him

    April 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Raynell Holmes

    What chu. Talk'n bout willis? I beat my girlfriend all the time!!! .....Whoop that trick, Whoop that trick yeaahhh whoop that trick!
    -Hustle and Flow-

    April 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  94. shell517nj

    chris will be 70 years old and when interviewed they will still be asking the rihanna question. time to move on rihanna has.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  95. CM Punk says

    Rosie is an idiot for thinking this is about race. If being black mattered in this case he would have gotten a harder sentence. He got off lucky in my opinion with his sentence, but he fulfilled it and moved on and we should too.
    The GMA rage was stupid but looks like he got off lucky again. Maybe getting off lucky is a sign to him that he still needs help for his anger. He should get it now and Rosie should shut her mouth. This dosent even concern her...she's just defending him for attention.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. tricy

    so amazing how people take everybody else's business and blows it up , what about ur lives what have u been guilty of in ur life , what have u done wrong that either u do or didn't get caught for .. All of us are human , doesn't matter if there famous or not , there everday people just like the rest of us ... Only god can judge another man , it's not up to anyome else to do that .. We all make mistakes , nobody's perfect .. I ,now woman that get beat eveyday , and u no what they deal with it and move on .. How can anyone change when the world is all in ur face... Love how someone commented high profile ... No better than the next woman that has and will go through the same thing ... That's the reality of it ... Real talk.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Gwen

    Rosie is delusional. He's a victim? Please. It wasn't his face that was beaten until it was black and blue. He's garbage and she's an idiot for saying he's somehow not to blame for his behavior.

    I do agree on one point she made... He is being treated differently. Most people who beat their girlfriends unconscious go to jail and have to declare they were arrested for a violent crime for every job interview and legal paperwork they fill out. They are accountable for it for the rest of their lives. The "aw shucks, what a nice, misunderstood violent criminal, we should just let it go so he can move on" mentality is only saved for the rich, famous women beaters.

    He wants to move on from it? Shouldn't have done it in the first place. But he has so now he has to deal with it. We're all capable of violence? Most men make it through their whole lives without beating their wives and girlfriends. He's the exception and is trash for it. I hope his career suffers for it forever.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mmm-k

    for all the "ignant" emmas & emmetts-if black ppl were so lazy why the hell weren't white ppl picking their own cotton :-/ ?? on race, if it weren't a factor then there wldnt b so many posts regarding the role race plays n this whole situation. further more, if all human beings were perfect the legal system wld b outta biz. funny how we r all quick to judge othrs but think we ourselves shld b 4given & all 4gotten when we f*k up. how conveniently short our memories are.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  99. DizzyG

    Yo man the brother beat the shiznit out ah her

    April 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      I'm sorry, what consequences were those again? A slap on the wrist from the judge and publicity that keeps him in the spotlight. What a harsh reality, poor baby. I better go out right away and buy his CD so he doesn't feel so condemned.

      April 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  100. JayT

    Chris Brown failed to control his anger and committed a very repulsive act. He has suffered the consequences in many ways and hopefully have learned that society will not tolerate his abusive actions. He obviously could use some anger management classes. Having said that, it is time the media move forward and focus on more positive news-information that is beneficial and uplifting to the American Society. The media is the most abusive vehicle of all times. They feed off negative publicity and fail miserably in publishing quality information-news that enlightens the soul. Often times I wonder if these news anchors are humans, have family, look themselves in the mirror or just pure pychos who will hurt anyone to sell ratings. Where are their conscience? None of us should cast a stone as we sometimes allow our anger to take charge of our better judgement. It is the time Robin and the others move on and instead, encourage the "likes" of Chris Brown to stay focus, grow and learn by their mistakes. I am not a fan of Chris Brown, he is very talented young man with a brilliant successful future. I wish him well.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  101. TRY

    Chris, if you don't be carefiul you will end up in jail before you probation end. Being abused doesn't make you an abuser. That is a poor execute. You can go Hell and come back, that question of what you did to your girlfriend will follow you forever. you may as well get adjusted to it.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  102. sherri

    Unfortunately in the community I grew up in parents taught that if someone hit you, you hit back whether boy or girl one fact remain if she did not start with him which she admitted then all could have been avoided. IT REALLY DOES TAKE TWO AN THE PUBLIC ACT AS IF SHE IS INNOCENT WELL SHE IS NOT. This young man is trying to grow but you people will not let him. Everyone can change if they want to so give him a break because Rihanna should have gotten to stand before the judge to because now the law stayes you both go to jail( in nc) and she did not go she suffered nothing an she got on t.v. And lied.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Billy

    When it comes down to it its really like this Chris Brown will forever be known as the guy who hit Rihanna plan and simple.I'm not buying that's he's over it or that he's sorry about Good Morning America.What he needs to do is show people he's better person n whenever the situation comes up say a few words and leave it alone.It only grows power if you let people see you for what you was not who you are.someday he ll realize that when he does I'll be sayin that's all you had to do.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  104. art vandolaye

    What do you tell a Chris Brown girlfriend with 2 black eyes? A: Nothing. She's been told twice already. -Art 🙂

    April 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  105. *unknown*

    Rihanna got over this thing so why can't everyone else.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  106. alumette

    How is Chris Brown a victim? Even if he was abused and kicked around as a kid, he should be able to break the cycle as an adult with the money he makes. He can pay shrinks, until he figures out how to become a decent human being. He is not and never will a person who can be trusted. He is violent and aggressive and will meet his due match soon enough...a bad seed does not become a flower.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  107. matt

    The whole point of the penal system is to atone for crimes you committed. After that it ought to be a clean slate. He's been judged by the legal system, the public, and the media. I'm fairly sure at this point he gets it. We all love to beat a dead horse but when is it enough? He was victimized as a kid, had his breaking point, and when does society deem he's had enough? Do we want to destroy the kid, or help him? The comments on here seem to indicate we want him to kill himself, or invent a time machine to undo what he did. People, you are all nuts.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  108. DrDon

    This fool is just another misoynistic waste of a human being. Victim? Rosie should move in with him and be his mama. Maybe she can be his new tatoo artist also

    April 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  109. M. Raymond Sheppard

    I totally agree with Rosie O'Donnell's take on what is happening to Chris Brown, and for a Caucasian Person to notice it must be more than apparent, and for a Caucasian to speak out about it makes her a minority...

    April 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  110. jojo

    Chris Brown is a spoiled little boy who likes to have his own way. Rosie need to butt out and shut her mouth. This is not about race, it is about being polite no matter what people ask you. There was no need to break a window or take his shirt off. He is just a JERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plain & Simple.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Name*Dee

    No surprise.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Jen

    This may be a stupid question but did I hear correctly that Rosie will be taking over Opra's show at Harpo Studios? Its kind of off topic but I hope it's not true. I know someone has to take over the show but please don't let it be Rosie!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  113. janet

    Ahem . . . Chris Brown beat up his girlfriend. There's nothing, absolutely nothing cool about that. Quit defending him. He's a loser. Always will be . . .

    April 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Stymie

    Forgiving Chris Brown doesn't mean we should continue to buy his music or pay money to see him perform. We should forgive him, and never, never, ever buy his music or pay money to see him perform. Never. Let him get a job doing something else.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Ms Honeyb77

    We have prisons full of black men who behave like Chris Brown. Stop making excuses for him and tell him the truth. YOU HAVE A PROBLEM! If and when he injures another person, no judge will take in consideration he had a violent upbringing. He's headed for disaster and a blind man could see it. His behavior is unacceptable regardless of who's getting a way with what. I don't care that he's held to a different standard or not it does not make his actions right. He could have injured and innocent person walking below that window but nobody seems to mention that. He's a self-serving spoiled brat who only cares about himself.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Name*heather o

    Once again, a psychiatrist-hugger feels threatened. He signed up for a public life. Most of us didn't have a stellar childhood. That cannot be an excuse or a reason for striking another human; why is it that millions of adults who were abused as a child don't abuse as an adult? That's like saying, "well, my Dad was a bad driver so thats why I drove drunk and killed a pedestrian". Rosie's a swill merchant – selling whine to the pitiful sheep.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Joe M.

    Yeah Rosie, nobody is responsible for their actions. It's always someone else's fault. Who exactly is being held to a different standard? There is a public outcry against Lohan and her drunken larcenies, just like there is a public outcry against Chris Brown. Not everybody "just needs a hug" and to be told "everything will be alright". Crazy liberals.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  118. bigtime

    My question is whether there's anyone on earth stupid enough to care what Rosie O'Donnell thinks?

    April 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  119. canuck

    American mentality makes me laugh. ..only in America

    April 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Klaark

    Some people won't be happy until he'd dead. There's no such thing as forgiveness when it's a disposable celerity.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  121. andrew

    no, he's not a victim. He's a perpertrator. It doesn't matter he's black, or green or yellow or white. He's violent and thinks he deserves more. He's held to a different standard because he's famous and in the public eye. My nieces listen to his junk music. He needs to be set to a different standard. Stop feeling sorry for a guy who beat up his girlfriend badly and only got more famous because of it.


    April 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Bianca

    My problem with Chris was that he never came across as sincere when he apologized. Maybe he really was sorry that he beat the hell out of Rihanna, but he just didn't sound convincing to me. His apology was cheesy and so fake sounding and he looked fake when he did it. I didn't buy it. If I had believed him, I would have felt differently about him. His race had absolutley nothing to do with how I felt about him. Before it happened,I thought he was a cute, talented young man, but he turned me off when he threw that wall-eyed mad fit and beat that little girl like he did. Then made that embarrassingly fake, cheesy acting apology. If, in fact, his apology really was sincere, then maybe he is just a victim of not being able to sell his sincerity.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  123. worlock6977

    Once you become a know person, your personal life is over. He knew it from the beginning that if you commit a crime that it would follow him forever. He is just living his songs like the rest of them.
    Like Rosey, he will be forgotten

    April 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  124. hannah01

    Take a hike, Rosie! Unless you've been a victim of domestic abuse then you really have no understanding of it. When he's asked a question about it, he should act like a man and reiterate how sorry he is and that he learned his lesson. But to trash a dressing room like a thug, just goes to show you he hasn't learned anything at all. And I would bet that it won't be the last time that he abuses a woman. Let's face it, at his age he's got his whole life to abuse a whole bunch of women!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  125. shell517nj

    chris has to understand no matter if a girl punches or slaps him in the face, spits or kicks him, take it like a man and do not hit back. ha!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  126. sean

    Rosie Odennell was very harsh and out spoken about Chris Brown beating up a girl. Does Rosie aprove of his behaviour now? The public has spoken by keeping this woman-beater famous.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Tuck

    Who gives a flying f- what she thinks?

    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Rufus Leroy Washington

    Rosie, you f@T NASTY LE$bo biotch! YOU DIDN'T DO CB NO FAVOR! people hate yo nasty carpet-munchin a$$ because you is a freak!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Brett Wilson

    He hit a women, no excuse, he's not a man!! Real men do not hit or beat their women. There is not 2 sides to this story and he is not a victim, he's a coward and need to go away, like to jail.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  130. gottaloverosie

    Kudos to you, rosie, you are smarter and more compassionate than most people, bigots with a mieiocre mind.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Lola

    Rosie.....Rosie.....Rosie.....she knows everything. Just ask her. She loves to comment on everything news worthy.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Amanda

    I can understand where O' Donnell is coming from about race. However, just b/c he's a 21 yr black male doesn't what he did should be forgotten about b/c of racial biased. He committed an unspeakable crime and didn't do ANY jail time and should always reminded of it.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Bill

    Everyone's a victim these days. He's black, he grew up in a violent home. Chris Brown is a grown man who should've shown self-restraint. I grew up in a violent home but I do not abuse women. I took responsibility as an adult not to follow my father's example - or my mother's.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Croco3

    I tend to roll my eyes every time Rosie says something, but this time I totally agree with her! Without excusing violence, I still think society likes to have someone to take out their frustrations on, and a seemingly wholesome, talented young man is delicious meat. We call it an outrage, or a cry in defense of civility; but when all is said and done, he's a young man who's done what had been done before a million times and will be done million times over (unfortunately)! Does it get him off the hook? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But it gives none the right to shower him with as much acrimony as we have, casting him to hell like he was a fallen angel! It's part of his life journey, which I suspect has been rough so far, and yes, he will atone for his wrongs (as we all do at some point) and he will be a better man for it!

    April 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Sal

    Different standard than we hold normal people? Go into your local county jail and see how the inmates treat people in there for domestic violence. Woman beaters are to county jail what child molesters and rapos are to prison. Less than human.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  136. bigdoglv

    Victim, no. Thug coward, yes. I would love to see him dance with a man for a change. He would have his rear handed to him. Rosie, go away.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Los

    Most of ya'll have no clue about Chris situation. I agree he was totally wrong for what he did but do any of you know the domestic abuse he suffered while with Rihanna. The jealousy she spewed off to him over and over again. He doesn't want to air this in public because it only drags the situation on more than it should be. There were numerous trips overseas where she has hit him, busted windows out on cars and all sorts of things. How much do you think a person can take before snapping? Although he went overboard she should have knew better than to poke and prod.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Rob

    If Rihanna wasn't so famous and there hadn't been graphic pictures posted everywhere for everyone to see, surely most everyone would have conveniently forgotten about his crime just as they have countless other actors, athletes, and misc. celebrities. Sad but true. Race has nothing to do with this, IMO.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Tommy Lent

    No, this has NOTHING to do with race. All it has to do with, simply, is that unlike many other celebrity women who are/were beaten, Rhinna's battered face was splaced all over the media. It brings the reality home.

    Make sense race baiters?

    April 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  140. nuthabrutha

    da only thang pises me off iz da a**holl beet a sista. if hed a beet a wite biach ida bin doun wit it

    April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Go Figure

    I bet most of the people here agreeing that this is racist are either black themselves, or dingy white blondes still on their first marriage to a black man-go figure!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Transcender

    I cannot believe what I've been reading here. Some of you are just insane. Why did Rosie say that? You can't guess? Wow, look at all the free press she got! To get attention for her flagging and failing radio show.

    I served on a Board of a nonprofit organization that helped women in domestic violence situations, and your comments that Chris Brown is a victim is a rage-inducing statement. The REAL victims are the women who are beaten, who have broken bones or missing teeth, who had to have their spleen removed, or who are buried in the ground. I saw the pictures of what he did to Rihanna. He almost killed her... and would have if that neighborhood guy hadn't come out and called the police. The rat ran away like a coward, tearing his shirt. You say that he's so young he should be given another chance. I say that he's young and God knows, what monstrous things he would have or will continue to do in the future. If he's doing this at 19 or 21, what in the world will he do in 10 years? Every day that he gets up, he has another chance to show what he is. He doesn't need "another chance" from us. He already has it... every day. His actions speak louder than words. Apologies are worth squat. Who gives a crap that he said he's sorry? Do you know how many times a victim hears that from her or his beater? SHOW THE BEHAVIOR! If he loses fans or sales because of it, that's on him. It's called CONSEQUENCES. Ask Ike Turner about it... who is that? That's the ex-husband of Tina Turner... the one who used to beat the crap out of her, too, and almost killed her. His career went into the toilet. CONSEQUENCES... A FACT OF LIFE.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cuss

      i certainly agree with you on all the DV issues, but i think you're giving that vile, hideous monstrosity too much credit for trying to up her visibility. maybe an agent suggested it, but i'd surprised if she could think that up herself.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Transcender

      Hey Cuss! HaHa – You have a point! It was her producer who first brought it up. That is a good one. Well done.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DN3

      While I don't disagree with you that it's a bad sign that CB is doing this at a young age. Mind you, preventing him from moving on with his life is only going to result in more anger and frustration and increase the likelihood that he will become violent in the future. I agree with whoever it was who was in law enforcement who said that he paid his dues and is just trying to get on with his life. Give the guy a chance. Like nobody here hasn't screwed up at some point in their lives and needed to ask for forgiveness? On this topic, I think that giving prior criminals a hard time after they come out of prison is only going to ensure that they go back there again.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  143. golf lady

    When is the big loud mouthed stupid woman going to go away? She is gross. No one cares what she thinks about anything. Her 15 minutes is UP!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Cuss

    i cannot stand rosie o'donnell. she is stupid, misguided (evidenced by this "article"), untalented and, although it's irrelevant, she is as ugly as a home made sin. YUCK. clam up, fatty.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  145. nowuy

    yea anyone can physically punch but few actually do. Sounds like Rosie has been the abuser in her relationships and excuses his continuing behavior. It takes one to defend one!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Nikki

    White people doing the same thing to Chris Brown that they are doing to Michael Vick!! They let Charlie Sheen go, Ben Rothlisberger go but these to get hell!! Its not right regardless!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Franklin

    Rosie, your not even the right color to be abusing the race card. African Americans certainly don't need your help making the words dicrimination and racist more useless. Stick to defending other fat people.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Mike

    Anyone who listens to any of Rosie's rants, should ask themselves why. Why do I listen to this self appointed demigod of hollyweird. She has a lot to offer somebody, somewhere. Just not here and just not now. She has a face for radio, but her voice needs to be silenced. Turn off your radio.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Jen

    Kilovolt, seriously? I am trying to be nice here. This is NOT a racial issue. I think you want people to respond to you in a negative way. I just hope your kidding.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jen

    Hi Will. I respect your opinion and I want to thank you and Zeta for responding to me respectfully. The truth is a man or a woman shouldn't lay a hand on each other. I hope you are doing well and will find a better relationship. Take care.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Mona

    What she is saying is ludacris. Rihanna looked like Chris Brown hit her with a bag of bricks repreatedly. There is no justification for that. I wonder how she would feel if one of her celebrity peers beat her up?

    April 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Kilovolt

    I think white people made Chris Brown beat Ri. I pray to allah for his soul and that abdullah willprevail over the wicked satan rosie

    April 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Rita

    Everybody that defends this POS needs to have the crap kicked out of them by someone more than twice their size. I don't know where we are going to find someone more the twice the size of Rosie though!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  154. hurley

    Dig a hole... first off everyone else would be in jail too if they abused women like that. No one is MAKING him put himself in public like that, or making him do interviews.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Ken Wood

    I just hope Chris Brown feels really proud of himself for beating up a woman. Come on boy, come try to fight a man for a change.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
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  158. gotswagga

    idiots... both of them. I would like to see that twerp try that on a dude, he'd get an old fashion whooping which is what he needs. and rosie, wow.. not much to even say about that loud mouth pig.. idiots.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  159. yo mama

    Who's the victim after the incident? If memory serves me correct, was it not Rihanna herself that spent 2 days with her abuser at Diddy's house? Has anyone asked Rihanna what her take is on Chris Brown today as opposed to the date of the incident? As a white male that works in law enforcement, let the guy mature without rubbing his nose in his past crap. He's paid his dues, although it doesn't excuse what he has done. GMA should be ashamed for rehashing the incident when clearly Chris Brown's intention was to promote his new album and revitalize his career. The guy manned up, turned himself in, pleaded guilty with no contest, and served the sentence he was dealt. Get over it already!

    April 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Amen to that. People act like Chris Brown beat her up and got off scott free. He ain't OJ, he actually did everything the judge asked of him. People always like to act like they know better than the law.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
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  162. bree

    Rosie is right. Chris is also a victem. We are condeming him. He was raised in an abusive home wich can leave perminent mental scars. Chris needs therepy. With the kind of money they are making money becomes addictive, chris won't stop his music to take time out to get better until he is forced to. Unfortanetly that may end in more prison time. I was also raised in an abusive home. I have been to 7 therapists in 10 years and I still have my outbursts. It is second nature. Its like a sneeze or a cough, its hard to stop. I am NOT saying what he did is right. There are contriversal rumors that Rhianna asked for it literally and with her new song 's&m' it only becomes more of a question. Could she have asked for it and could chris brown love her to the point that he lied to protect her image to her family and fans?

    April 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  163. munchkin monster

    He f***** up, granted. But when your brought up in a violent household & you haven't anything better until you're an adult & your on your own, you really don't know any better. And to learn something new that is opposite of what you've been knowing your whole life, is pretty hard. So in a way he is a victim as is she. Although it does not cancel out his own actions.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |

    I love Chris Brown... I don't condone violence but I do believe more went on than we are hearing about. He is young and deserves a chance to redeem himself. I have been in Rihanna's place and a lot of times I picked the fight. Not saying that's what she did but I know how things can get when ur in a heated argument. I just wish people stop judging CB we are not GOD and I'm sure we have all done things that we regret .. let that man live his life no one is perfect.. CB U ROCK. SMOOCHES!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Gigi

    I don't know about him being a victim but Rosie is correct in that he was convicted and has served his sentence. When are you going to let this man move on with his life? We have all messed up at one time or another but because we are not "famous," it is not held in the public eye for unlimited retrieval.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Jen

    Hi DN3. I understand what you are saying but both Charlie and Mel got in trouble too. Yes, Chris did what he was told to do by the judge but I don't think Rhianna will ever forget what he did to her so why should he. Its not a racial issue in my opinion.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Jen.... No... she won't forget and hopefully she will think long and hard before she picks a fight with another man.... Why is it that no one says she had any responsibility about what happened? I wouldn't want my daughter to get beat up but at the same time.. When I was little and would do something and get hurt. My parents would say that's what you get... Next time you'll think about it before you try that.. won't you?... ijs... Sorry but I don't have much sympathy for her. I know what a Sista will do..My wife was the same way and it took everything in me to keep me from taking off on her sometimes...She knew how to push my buttons.... But I was older than Chris too... So I thought about it and now I'm divorced..HAHAHA!!!! Wooo Hoooo....

      April 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Boomhauer

    Another case of a "celebrity" thinking they have a clue. Being famous doesn't make you smarter and definitely not more informed. Thanks for your opinion. But I value more the opinion of the guy at the donut shop. At least I can believe he is sincere.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  168. bd

    God forbid a situation be more than simple black and white. For all those trashing Rosie (who 90% of the time I think is a loudmouth blowhard), in this particular case she's right. You may not like Chris Brown but you can't argue that he has had the standard experience of someone who roughs up their significant other at 20 years old. I don't condone what he did but acting as social vigilanties does not benefit society.

    Don't forget that there is a reason why the incident rate of domestic violence is so much higher amongst those individuals that were themselves victims of it. Black and White feels nice, you know who the bad guys are. Grey is much more complicated and forces as to evaluate the human condition, it takes courage to do that, something many appear to lack.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  169. kittenjuggler

    Chris got in a fight. When I was his age I got in plenty of them. Not sure why we need to vilify him for it. Rihana is making millions bc of it. Anyone can beat me up if I get to sell millions of crappy cds bc of it.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Grammarguy

    If you're going to add [sic], please put it after the improper use of a subject pronoun: "I have compassion for both he [sic] and Rihanna – it is not a simple discussion – layers n layers." It's the most common example of someone dumb trying to sound smart and failing.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  171. robin

    Don't condone any violence, but I agree with Roie. He is held to a different standard because he is a black man. Many white men, trust me I'm not prejudice, get away with stuff and its not made a big deal. No he shouldn't have thrown chair, but that just shows his immaturity.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way

    Chris Brown reminds me of the gorilla in the zoo, who stands up and howls and beats his chest with his fists. He does that to show everybody whos boss. Chris Brown and Rhianna. Yeah hes king of the apes alright. Just another angry n!gger who cant keep his hands to himself. WOW! Like thats something new here.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • NedCharles

      Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way, you do not know whay you're talking about hon
      and on top of that you're comparing him to a Gorilla, are you srious.

      April 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Will

    I wish everyone would just move on and let Chris live his life.... I don't believe for one minute that Rihanna didn't start hitting him and he just snapped.... You don't just take off on someone like that for nothing..But he did his time.. So let it go.. Quit asking him about it... I don't care who you are... If you don't want to fight keep your hands in your pockets. Thanks Rosie and God Bless you Chris... Leave those Chicken Heads alone... Peace....

    April 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Jen

    Thanks Zeta. 🙂

    April 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Sunshine Girl

    Yes he did his time. but he is a celebrity who is constantly in the spotlight and people are just not going to forget it. Doenst matter if hes 21 or 51. What he did was wrong period. Doesnt matter if hes balck/white/whatever color. Race is irrelavent here. If he doesnt want people asking about it, he shouldve never have done it. Period. There is no excuse for raising your hand to a woman if your a man. None.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      But that doesn't give us, the public, the right to further punish him for a crime he's already been punished for. Also, it's still a private matter and he has the right not to want to talk about it at all anymore.

      April 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  176. DN3

    At first I thought, is Rosie crazy? Then I realized the point she was trying to make. Maybe she phrased it incorrectly. Chris Brown is not the victim here because clearly Rihanna is, but Rosie is just saying that because he's black, the standards are higher. This is the first time I've heard a white person actually admit that standards are often higher for non-whites. That's fine with me, just pushed me to excel even further.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • IceT

      I too understood what she was getting at, but I respectfully disagree. He's being treated differently NOT because he happens to be black, it's because he's a celebrity. That's also why Rosie has been treated the way she has. It's their celebrity sized fame & with that comes celebrity sized scrutiny.

      April 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • DN3

      Hi IceT: I completely agree that celebrities are scrutinized because they are in the public eye and I'm not refuting your argument. I just wonder why people like Mel Gibson get vilified while people like Charlie Sheen are 'winning' and they are both white. It seems to me that the public has different expectations and therefore standards for even celebrities.

      April 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  177. BigRob

    People discuss me...Why yall keep letting yall kids look up to this celebrities.Like they don't make mistakes to. The only role model they need is their parents...Everybody needs to get off Chris Brown BACK. When he was doing good everybody didn't have anything to say...Soon as the Boy misup WOW! He gets down grated!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  178. west

    Race is an issue, some believe the president was born in kenya. We have the cia, the FBI and other avgencies don't u think one racist white boy would find out if he was or not really

    April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  179. rocky

    Can we MOVE ON!! Ok we get it – it was wrong what he did – he is trying to move on and live his life as a artist – everyone makes mistakes... We have moved on with the politicians doing everything under the sun. Hell even one has his own show on CNN. Now Rosie is wrong for speaking the truth.... GET A DAM LIFE PEOPLE. His CD is number one.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Rrrralph

    I wonder what Gandhi would say about all this.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      He would say: there is too much aggression when people take themselves seriously and do not accept losing.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Retta

    Is she for real???? This makes me think she is looking for attention, and even negative attention is better than no attention for her. Very sad. I use to enjoy watching her, but now each time I hear about her, she's dark & disturbing, is she on meds. for depression. Maybie she should be....

    April 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  182. J R Brown

    I'm sorry....I'm not buying into the whole "everybody is a victim' mentality. If you are shunned because you are an are absolutely NOT being victimized. Beat a woman once and you ARE a woman beater for the rest of your life. If you don't want to be considered a "batterer"...don't f'g batter anyone.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Jen

    Zeta, if you are refering to my comment about racism, I only commented because of several post on here that say Chris Brown wouldn't be treated like this if he was white. Any person no matter what color of their skin should be treated the same. If your not commenting on my post then please disregard. Have a good day.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeta Reticulan

      Sorry if it didn't come across correctly, I just wanted to agree with you 🙂

      April 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  184. IceT

    Gimme attention, gimme money, gimme fame, praise me & get out of my way when I walk down the street ... but when I do something horribly wrong treat me like everyone else...

    April 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  185. TPF

    Rosie is disgusting!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  186. margie gonzalez

    i said from day 1 rihanna probably pushed a button in chris she couldn't unpush. now Im thinking Maybe she just forgot the "safety" word if "whips and chains" excite her. Rosie has a point of view that very few people get. she's in the public eye, she knows how out of proportion things get blown, and she also knows about dealing with crazy women. don't attack people before you really consider what knowledge they bring to the table.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Hmmm...

    Chris Brown & Robin Roberts sat down together before his interview & went over EVERYTHING she was going to discuss with him. He went into it knowing he was going to get asked about Rihanna.That was no surprise to him. He should have spoke up right there & then if he wasn't comfortable with that. Robin explained that the next morning on GMA. As for the rest of it, I'm sick of hearing about it. It's done & over, he's the 1 who has to live with himself!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Ian

    ROsie O'Donnell is the ultimate liberal.
    Liberals are destroying America one re-ta-rd at a time.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      you're dumb

      April 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      Rosie is in a separate political class. She may be liberal, but she is not typical in behavior or philosophy. Most liberals are intelligent, scientifically inclined, open minded, not controlled by organized religions. Rosie is an old Irish catholic, gender confused person. She is aggressive and somewhat a bully. I think she relates to Chris Brown in a personal way. Too bad for her. It will not help her and certainly will not help him.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*heather o

      Alumette~ she is not a practicing Catholic. Faith has NOTHING to do with her ignorance. Or yours.

      April 6, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  189. Jen

    Thank you Vic. I totally agree. I wish people wouldn't bring race into this. Yes, if it was Justin Beiber I would feel the same way. When will the world start to look at others as if they were color blind??? The only difference is the pigment of our skin and that should be the ONLY difference.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeta Reticulan

      The true racists are the ones screaming racism when it wasn't even on anyone else's mind. They just keep race an issue while it's trying to go away.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  190. I love Rosie

    I like her alot. She is a good person.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Religious sects

    When you accept the praise & excessive glorification that celebrity brings you, you also get the added scrutiny due to being on that pedestal. Good & bad, you don't get to have it only one way. With that being said, we are all "victims" of our own history but still accountable for our own actions.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Gerard

    I beleive Rosie is right. It is a very deep and personal situation. He is a fragile kid who did a truly bad deed. He needs therapy and love. What did Robin Roberts think she was going to accomplish by goading him with the same question. She got her headline and a few extra minutes of embarrasing fame. I think she is to blame for a lot of this.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  193. GloSeattle

    I'm an "Equal Opportunity Woman Beating/Child Abusing or Animal Abusing Hater" I don't condone Chris Brown, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, or any of the rabid males who inflict their sickness on any female, child, or animal. Rosie, it's not about color it's about the deed! I think most people are smart enough to know who and why they snub someone, Rosie – the rest who don't know will use any excuse to perpetuate their own sickness.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seaburger

      Does that include Women abusers or are you only equal opportunity against Men. Sorry, but it seemed glaringly absent from your equal opportunity post.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Eric

    Anyone who resorts to physical violence needs to be jailed...period. I don't care what color they are, or what status in life they have achieved. There is absolutely no excuse for lashing out at someone physically unless you are defending yourself. I don't give a damn if you grew up in a violent home...I grew up with an alcoholic father who beat my mother...not only do I not drink...I do not resort to violence. I saw first hand the affects of violence and I'll be damned if I'll ever be that person. There absolutely is a double standard in Hollywood...but I don't think it's just down racial lines...and it needs to stop. Just because you are a celebrity doesn't give you license to hurt anyone and you butt should be in jail if you did.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Laura

    Why would anyone with half a brain defend him! He abused another human being. Now he has a violent temper trantrum – like a psychotic 3 year old & Rosie is defending him? Come on! I am sickened by the generalization that because both he & Robin were of african american heritage – poor baby Brown would be more comfortable! That comment is an insult to anyone with a brain – which evidently Rosie is lacking. Grow up Mr. Brown – you are a big boy now & should act like one! As for Rosie O'D – find a topic you have enough intelligence to discuss – should be a short show!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  196. iwatchu

    I've just never been able to 'take' Rosie, ever since she muscled her way into the role of "Betty Rubble". I know, I know....but damn....that role wasn't for her. Betty was a hawty, Rosie is more akin to Ms. Piggy in stature if need be to take on a 'cartoon' character.....Betty was a twig.

    Just appalling....right there....I knew she'd do/say anything to be in the spotlight. Like now, taking on some grief that isn't hers.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Glo

    I agree w her. There is a double standard still and it seems sad. Either people don't realize this or frankly don't care.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  198. AGStrange

    I cannot believe that ANYONE would defend the punk Chris Brown. Agreed that Rhianna isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer for either dating him or staying with him as he smacked the crap out of her. But Chris Brown is a VICTIM? Come on, now. Next Rosie will say that Michael Vick is a victim; maybe she'd like to talk to his deceased dogs before making that statement? It's way past time for Rosie O'Donnell to do something plain and simple: shut the hell up.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      I don't think you understand, she is not saying that he is a victim in the actual event, but that he has been victimized in that he is not being allowed to move forward and has had to endure more negative fallout since he is a young black man. If Mel Gibson was on the Today show to specifically plug a movie, do you think they would ask him about the assault on his ex girlfriend WITHOUT seeking permission from a manager before hand?

      The other difference in Chris' case is that the person he assaulted is someone most people are aware of and many people like so it stays with us longer.

      I don't listen to his music, I don't follow his career, I think what he did was horrendous, but the judicial system has dealt with it and everyone deserves to be allowed to correct, move one, and grow. How is someone supposed to do good when they are constantly being reminding and recognized for the worst thing they've done?

      April 7, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  199. fletch

    is it just me or does she look more like a man every day...?!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  200. emma

    WHO CARES ? It was just one dumb jiggaboo beating up another dumb jiggaboo. Usually one or the other ends up gunshot. You hear it every day on the news. It is just blacks acting black.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • wanna be thug

      Its too bad that you would never have the nerve to make such a comment in the company of black people. You are a pathetic, ignorant coward. And by the way, I am white.

      April 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • genie 4

      I agree wanna b thug u wouldn't of said that crap in the face of any black person emma 2 c u try..u would get hood slapped lol

      April 6, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  201. locdvegan

    lol! Abdullah the Butcher??? Sudan?? really? go visit one of his restaurants in the SWAT (SouthWest ATlanta) and come back with that opinion...

    *jokes aside i loved that i was able to see him and all the photos of his fights after watching him wrestle when i was a kid but i was faced with reality when i saw him at his restaurant haha*

    April 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  202. mark in nyc

    welcome to the new america: mindless chatter from mindless celebrities, unaccountability for one's actions and overall anarchy of humanity

    April 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  203. rukidding

    yall keep talking about rihanna like its relevant. The man threw a chair through a window and stormed around the place because he didn't like the questions he was being asked! He needs help, he needs to be told he is wrong, not a bunch of apologists trying to explain why he did it. And stop trying to ignore the fact that he has a hit record like as if he suffering from criticism. Dang yall blind

    April 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Mark Trought

    Good 4 u christene to realise the problems of subvert racism in America but it means that people like ou need to ferret out those quietly destroy the nation with their racial biases. look at hopw the GOP is tring to lock down the nationa because it has a black president, any how Obama was white this looming threat would not even be considered. WHAT A SHAME ON U AMERICA TO BE SO QUIETLY RACIALLY BIAS BECASUE U DO NOT WANT THE WORLD TO SEE YOU FOR THE HYPOCRITES SOME OF U ARE

    April 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • hooked on phonics

      Go back to school and please get an education.... It appears as though your writing skills are on a 4th grade level. (If not lower). In addition, if you don't like our country please feel free to leave so I don't have continue to support you with the taxes that are taken out of my paychecks. Thanks 🙂

      April 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Mrs O'Donnell

    Shut up, Rosie.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Sagebrush Shorty

    Poor Rosie, she thinks of herself as the female Frank McCourt.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Claire

    I agree with Rosie on this one. What Chris Brown did was horrendous. He didn't run away from it, he didn't deny it, He didn't even condone it. He admitted to his own tortured past seeing abuse himself and is trying to do what he needs to get his life back on track, hopefully lesson learned. But, he is being jumped on despite his efforts to move forward. People can get really judgmental about another person's faults but place others on undeserved pedastals. I bet the same people bashing Chris Brown also bought Charlie Sheen tickets who has a history of abusing women that he has not seen a day in court to defend. At least he hasn't gone on some trashy rant across the US trying to prove to the world that he is okay when he's a drug addict. At least he has paid for his misgivings, unlike Charlie Sheen. Yet the media cheers his idiotic behavior on. I hope that Chris Brown does well. Rihanna has moved on, why can't anyone else. Michael Vick effect.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Sagebrush Shorty

    The Oracle speaks. Another inflated ego who thinks her opinions matter. If she ever goes missing it will take all four sides of the milk carton just to show her picture. What an ignorant slob she is.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Breed11

    White liberals are such a joke, what has race have to do any of this. All this race baiting, so what all the black people should now come to the defense of Brown? He deserves everything that's happened to him and a lotta black people, like Oprah for instance, have been very critical of him, rightfully so.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  210. News Poster

    Rosie is a fat slob. Who cares what she thinks. It is so difficult to even look at her it makes me gag. She is soom ugly person!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  211. troy

    She's 100% correct!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Christopher

    What pile of rubbish. Why do we care what this cranky individual has to say? Just a device to find the limelight which has eluded this unpleasant human being. Abuse should not be excused because Brown is a "celebrity."

    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  213. pablo

    Rosie is still alive? I've been waiting for years for her "words of wisdom".

    April 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Shantel

    I co-sign with Harold !!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  215. BFair

    I don't think anyone is looking at the bigger picture. The fact of the matter is they were both wrong in the domestic violence situation. She hit him first (no that does not excuse his behavior) but I think we as women and society need to stop saying that "it doesn't matter, he's a man and he should no better". Regardless of your gender you should not put your hands on anyone and not expect them to defend themselves or have a natural instinct to hit you back. No one really knows for sure what happened that day but the two of them. She admitted to hitting him first but have you seen her offer an apology? I'm not making excuses for Chris Brown and whatever anger issues he may have, but let's be fair. I would be upset if everytime I had to sit through an interview someone wanted to bring up my past. IT'S THE PAST!!! If everytime you walked out of your house someone reminded you of everything you've ever did wrong, no matter, how many times you appologized, you would be upset too. He has appologized. Let him live his life, it's in the past. Personally, I don't understand why the world thinks these entertainers owe them an apology when the make a Tiger Woods. Why do you need an apology??? You were not the one beaten or cheated on. They are human and they make mistakes. Get on with your life and let them get on with theirs.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Harold Anderson

    I agree with Rosie. Chris made a mistake, he served his time Rihanna is fine now. We all need to move on. Chris Brown is a talented performer and I respect him.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Carlos

    Anne...unless you grow up in a violent household you don't know what its like. My dad was in the army and abused my mother regularly and it is his children that model his behavior. Noone grows up thinking their home is not normal. You realize when you get in the real world and struggle to function according to the "norm". He is a victim and his father should be a man and admit his role.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Dean

    "... all humans r [sic] capable of violence."

    So what? what that have to do with Brown's situation?

    But majority of humans don't act violently towards their girl friend or spouse.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Canopy

    The awakening will have EVERYONE seeing the "whole picture", not just a short-sighted view scewed by sensationalist media outlets and archaic opinions.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  220. MB

    I don't think many of you are getting her comment. He grew up as a child in a violent home. It's all he saw and felt. His modeling was violent. Obviously he has not mastered his temper and I would NOT trust him with my daughter (GFB) but he definitely is a victim. Not by the Good Morning Show but likely they could have been more sensitive to how he would of reacted. They went for the ratings and likely got what they wanted. The cost of a window is small in comparison. Just lucky no one on the street was hurt. Regardless, the kid has serious anger management issues and needs to continue working on this before he gets into a big mess.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  221. anne82958

    Rosie defends a man convicted of domestic violence as being a victim. What a pathetic excuse for violence against a female. I think Chris got a break. Rihanna is the only victim here. It has nothing to do with skin color.
    Sheen would get worse if we had seen the same photos of his victim that we saw of Rihanna. The photos are what did Chris in. We saw the injuries. It was a very bad beating. There is something wrong with a culture that rewards a violent dangerous man with a #1 album. Sickening. Thankfully, he only beat the window last time instead of Robin Roberts face since it was on live tv.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  222. T Diddy

    Rosie is cow!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  223. AJ

    Actually, Rosie's basic logic is 100% correct. Chris Brown should not be held to a different standard than anyone else.

    The problem, however, is not the standard to which Chris Brown is being held ... it's that too many others are NOT held to the same standard that he is (i.e. Charlie Sheen). Anyone who commits such an atrocious act should have their career ruined!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Mz Pearl

    Thanks Rosie for the remarks about Chris Brown. I agree with you.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Masa D. Luffy

    The guy did his time and genuinely feels sorry based on his statements. Like you all are patron saints that've never wronged anyone, lol.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Shantel

    #TEAMBREEZY !!! Ok, bye. lol

    April 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  227. dee

    Rosie who??

    April 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Superhiro

    The outburst that nobody pressed charges for? If nobody's complaining then what's the problem?

    April 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  229. frankie

    Y'all shud stop critiscizing Chris Brown. He did his time 4 his crime and apologized. I can neva support a man that beats women up, but we all make mistakes and the dude is 21.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • rukidding

      Who cares how old he is after he's a grown adult. How is that even relevant. He did his "time" for beating the crap out of rihanna but now we're talking about his latest violent outburst so keep up

      April 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doc

      Stay in school, Frankie, or get back to school, as soon as humanly possible. That post of yours is atrocious.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  230. nick

    if it was justin bieber then nobody would care white people are racist

    April 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      Good thing you didn't say anything intelligent with that spelling and punctuation otherwise I would have been surprised. 😉

      April 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • anne caroline

      Idiots like you are the reason some "white people are racist," as you claim. You're the racist one,idiot.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Superhiro

    I feel like Chris Brown served his time. He was already punished by law and completed everything required of him. At this point it's time to move past that and not try to keep repunishing him for the same crime. He made a mistake and paid his dues already

    April 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • urandidiot2

      MISTAKE. Are you kidding? OMG, he beat her. Sorry, his past doesn't excuse him. Should be in jail like the rest of the general public!

      April 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doc

      He was asked a question. He could have simply declined to answer anything pertaining to his earlier crime. Instead, he chose to vandalize the network's property. He's a punk...and in this case, a criminal...again.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGStrange

      Of course, she stood by him, so she should probably be thrown into jail, too.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  232. theDude

    There's a lot of ins and outs and what have you's

    April 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Marissa

    It is a shame because I have been a long time fan of Ro's but I had to turn off the radio when listening to her last week. It reminded me too much of my own history and counselling sessions where we talked about rationalization. She needs to understand that her fan base is women and women are the ones who are mostly on the end of domestic violence. She's hurting the feelings of many women with what she's saying and how she's saying it.

    April 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • SandeePB

      Marissa, stop being so ignorant and one sided. Men get abused by women every day and they don't even report it because they're afraid of being laughed at. My x sister n law was a horrible person and she'd beat up my brother all the time. He was hardworking and did everything for her and she never deserved him. I'm glad he was able to get out of that abusive relationship, because she's now verbally and physically beating on her new husband.

      April 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • rukidding

      Same here Marissa. And Sandee I don't think anyone is saying that men don't get abused so slow youe roll. Its a fact that Rosies main supporters are women and she likely put a lot of them off by trying to blame Robin Roberts for Chris Brown having a violent temper tantrum.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      I understand that men too get abused and they don't talk about. But and for that reason there is not much known about the statistics. However on average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. As a formerly battered woman these statistics are scary. Chris Brown could very well have killed her that day and he comes out smelling like a rose. Makes me want to cry

      April 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  234. joe

    white people always trying to bring chris brown down i dont like white people for that

    April 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lydia

      Always or just after he beat the crap out of his black girlfriend, we white people are sticking up for? Do you like black people or only black abusive males?

      April 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      Believe it or not we don't care what you think about white people.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |

      I really CAN NOT understand why the color of your skin should play a factor into anything that he/she does. We really need to open our eyes and grow up. I could not bear to read another word of this cramp. JOE I can tell from the start of your sentence you are not black. For the people who commented on this foolishness please take a look in the mirror and ask yourself, WHY?

      April 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • @RETARDS

      Thank you for your clarification. People always faking on this site and trying to spew hate and garbage about races. I agree, I bet Joe is not Black either, but it doesn't matter cuz what he or she is saying is idiotic anyway! Joe, keep hiding behind your computer and fake name, but I bet people know who you really are...a fool!

      April 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  235. lisa

    i remember when people said chris brown career was over he has a number 1 album top ten song and recently performed on dancing with the stars gma and saturday night live i wonder what you haters think now

    April 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      Roman Polanksi won an Oscar. He's still a rapist. Chris Brown is just another example that if you have money and fans- people will let you get away with near-murder. Being asked questions, is not being made a victim. If he were being physically attacked in the streets, then yes, he would be a victim. The worse that is happening is that he was made uncomfortable. And for that he trashed the GMA room.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • franklin

      I say it's a sick reflection of our society. If I found out that my favorite celebrity beat a defensless person to hospitilization, you would would have to pay me ten times what their album sells for to take it. I was less worried about our society when something like this ended a career, not enhanced it.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • blindfury

      Your boyfriend beats you too?

      April 10, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  236. Head Diva In Charge

    Not able to side with Rosie on this one. He beat his girlfriend. The reason people are not letting it go is because she was high profile, and he was under the age of 20 when he did this. Two big factors. He is lucky he didn't go to jail......

    April 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  237. meadow muffin

    Charlie Sheen least Chris Brown apoligized and got some help..Sheen thinks he is awsome for being an a..hole. Twisted American morals.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Chris, is so very talented, he did mess up Big Time & paid his dues, but doesn't seem to have learned from
      them, I mean to bust a window,he should have been arrested. He was given a get out of jaiil, free pass.
      But in his defense, Robin Roberts, shouldn't have bought it up. that was a low blow. I hope he
      does seek more help & go on with his career.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  238. jillmarie

    The real vitims aren RiRi AND the dressing room at GMA! This guy is young, but I know plenty of 21 yr olds who don't have violent tendencies like he does. Sheesh.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • realdeal23

      Rihanna was a victim and so was Chris Brown. First of all she had no right taking his cell phone reading his text messages and then busting his balls about it. Second you can believe the hype but that Island girl landed some punches back on Chris's head too. That's why this country is screwed up today- because of all the double standards and bipolar standards applied to common situations. You want women to be treated equally but when this woman starts a fight and then get some bruises a lot of loud mouth people start yelling that a man is never supposed to hit a man. Well where is her lesson? How long should people punish Chris Brown when he has already paid what the court system required.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  239. lauren

    I think its interesting how Chris Brown is still facing criticism when Charlie Sheen, who has beat and threatened several girlfriends, is still supported.....seems to me that there are some double standards going on....

    April 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • rukidding

      You people bringing up sheen in comparison are truly ignorant and unseeing. Sheen is faced with tons of criticism and is the brunt of many jokes. Some ppl like him some ppl don't. Chris Brown has a number onw freaking album right now so go cry this story to people who are able to conveniently forget that. Christ the lack of logic and common sense in this world is astounding

      April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • lauren

      The only ignorant person here is you since this is a forum in which we can leave our OPINIONS and you are the close-minded one getting all riled up over an opinion. Oh yeah and I am in NO way a supporter of either Brown or Sheen and am not making excuses for either man's actions however, it seems to ME that Brown has been hit harder.

      April 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • rukidding

      Most people tend to get riled up on matters concerning abuse. You said that charlie sheen is still being supported as if that means chris brown is not being supported-I'm saying take a look around, lady. Chris Brown has tons of little girls supporting him, besides most people in the "industry", and has a hit record to boot. Charlie Sheen got fired and boo-ed off stage-so what that he has a lot of twitter followers, that doesn't mean crap. If we really wanna look at who's *winning* here, trust that Chris Brown is on top.

      April 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Lauren, what rock have you been hiding under? Charlie Sheen has been the ongoing butt of every comedian on the planet for several weeks now. He's had far more bad press and criticism than Chris Brown. Both of them need to man up, grow a pair, and stop making excuses for themselves.

      April 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      Totally agree...I believe it has a lot to do with race. This young man has apologized not only to the public but to Rihanna countless times. He accepted responsibly for his action by pleading guilty and took punishment like a man. Now all he wants to do is make music and live his life. He does not owe us the public anything…he does not have to apologized anymore. Hell I would be mad too if I went on a show thing that was going to talk about my music but the all the interview what to do is bring up over and over again the most shameful, hurtful thing I have ever done to someone I cared about…… it about it for once from his point of view….

      April 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      All Three are losers. That is what is wrong with this generation....they are "not responsible" for any action they choose. No consequences. Charlie is as much a loser as the rest! Face doesn't matter if you think he deserves can forgive him and treat him like an "idol" but it is pretty nieve to think everyone should just because he asked. I was beaten too. He can die a painful death as far as I'm concerned. "I" don't have to forget him along with the other people who don't believe for a minute, based on looking at her face, that he had never done that before and "cause he said", he will never again. Really....? And Rosie, you opinion doesn't matter......

      April 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  240. iAgreewithRosie

    Alice, you have no idea what you're talking about. Of course he is a victim, and if you knew anything about domestic violence, you'd know that the majority of those who commit it -were once the victim of it themselves. You promise yourself that you'll be different when you grow up, but it's not that easy. He's 21, he hasn't had time to realize where this is coming from and it's going to take years of therapy for him to be in a place where he doesn't react on impulse. It is very complicated, and he will need a lot of love and support to get to a place where he can be a positive role model. In the mean time, he has to learn how to deal with people asking him about it.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lydia

      What kind of crap excuse is that? Beating someone is a choice. My first boyfriend (who was 16 at the time, 5 years younger than poor baby Chris) suffered horrible abuse from his father. He also watched his mother beaten repeatedly. She was even thrown out of a moving car. That made him HATE men who beat woman. You make your own choices. Growing up in a violent home does make you more predisposed to violence, but he is a 21 year old man who made a choice, and this belittles every man who chooses NOT TO DO THE SAME THING. He beat the ever loving hell out of her. He was a victim as a child, but he became the aggressor, and he certainly didn't have to make that CHOICE. Sorry ROSIE. YOU ARE DEAD WRONG.

      April 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yea

      I don't think she is giving an excuse. She is looking at the whole picture. I was abused when I was in a relationship though he "didn't want to" he grew up in an abusive home and had to have many years of therapy to learn how to control his anger. Though i left him after the first time i knew he was capable of a lot Out of life and decided to keep in touch with him. starting preschool. It's not as easy as saying "I just won't do that". It took him many years to realize that. The proplem comes when these men don't seek help. He is only 21. He seems to be doing what is necessary to try and improve his life. He deserves a chance just like everyone else.

      April 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Stop blaming his parents. He is responsible for HIS actions. End of story.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RobG

      Lydia, I think you just chose to ignore the whole of modern child psychology with that statement. So by your logic, we shouldn't worry how children are treated because they will all grow up to be fine if they choose to.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jazz

      And rob on the other end of the spectrum we shouldn't worry about how children are treated because they are predestined to fail or succeed without the availability to make active choices

      April 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  241. b.brody

    ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER vs Rosie O'Donnell-wow, what a dream match!!! I know that ABDULLAH will triumpth in the long run. I don't believe that Rosie has ever competed in a cage match, which will give ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER a major advantage. I have also heard that ROsie doesn't have a viable finishing hold, unlike ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER, who has several proven submission holds to choose from.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ole' its a taco day

      Fat@ssLez Rosie drinks her own pig vomit and eats her own pigSH!T.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  242. CommonSense

    This is why I love Rosie! She is one of very few people in Hollywood who is honest, real and compassionate. Go Rosie!

    April 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • mememe

      That the same exact reason I love ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER!!

      April 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Rosie Palm?

      April 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carpe Diem/Cast a Stone

      I wonder, why are we so worried about his business. I say live your crappy life and let him live his (moving forward) life, we ALL make mistakes.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Yes, please Rosie, GO! Far away!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady-t

      Can someone tell me what part did Rihanna play in this; at the beginning.did not get the whole story.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  243. Alice

    I'm sorry. When you beat your girlfriend, you are NOT a victim. Doesn't matter what his home life was like, last I checked, his "violent" mother or father or family were not the ones that beat up his girlfriend. He did that all by himself. There are people that need others to stand up for them, but Chris Brown is not one of them.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • An.Empty.Suit

      It isn't that simple princess. Even though Chris Brown was 100% wrong in his action in regards to his violent behavior he is in fact being victimized over this. If our society truly believes in redemption then this young man, and he is still very young, needs to be allowed an opportunity to move forward in his life without his mistake being thrown in his face at every opportunity.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • kris

      Very well said, An.Empty.Suit.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarciaMarcia

      Not condoning violence in any way, but women do hit men as well. We don't know the real story for sure but if she hit him first in the face, even if it didn't leave a bruise, getting hit in the face is enough to make a person snap. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you've never been hit in the face before.

      April 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vic

      You guys are killing me. He didn't hit Rihanna, HE BEAT THE EVER LIVING CRAP OUT OF HER. I watched the GMA interview. robin dind't set him up, she only asked questions about the case and seeing that he is now off probation, have they seen each other. It was maybe three questions about it. That's it. He then performs and goes off stage and breaks a window???? If you don't think he has issues, I feel sorry for your daughters. Imagine if Rihanna was your daughter. Would you be saying to her what you've written here?

      April 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • BethTX

      Try again, Empty Head. Beating a person is not a "mistake", it's a deliberate act of violence, and the perpetrator needs to be made to pay. By the way, giving someone a second chance does not mean allowing him to avoid the penalty for a crime.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I agree, Alice.
      Rosie said, "All humans are capable of violence." I agree, Rosie, we're all capable of violence but not all humans beat the living daylights out of their girlfriend. And when asked about it on TV, they don't beat up the dressing room. How sad, for the "misunderstood" wealthy young man, that a television interviewer asked him a question that he didn't like. Yes, clearly he's served his sentence, learned his lesson and his anger management issues have been resolved.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • kfk

      Alice, I can't agree. Everyone makes mistakes. Yes, he did a very bad thing to Rihanna. Does that mean he never deserves to be forgiven? Are you being that closed-minded? He admits that what he does is wrong. I can understand his frustration in wishing people didn't ask him about it any longer, since it has been a couple of years now. I think Rosie is actually right on this one. What else do people want from Chris Brown?

      April 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RobG

      Again BethTX? He did face the law on this issue. The article is talking about whether or not it should be held against him longer than white celebrities who beat their girlfriends.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carpe Diem/Cast a Stone

      I wonder, why are we so worried about his business. I say live your crappy life and let him live his (moving forward) life; we ALL make mistakes and no one should be judged daily on those mistakes...As far as race, give me a break, THE TEA PARTY (GOP) is the epitome of the racist ideology that still exist. BACKWOOD rednecks....

      April 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean the thinker

      Alice, you're misconstruing the whole issue. He is a victim not because of what occured between him and Rhianna, but because of the way the main stream media is treating him. The fallacy in your point is that you assume that since he assaulted Rhianna, then its never possible for him to be victimized.....not true and very unfair of you to state such a thing.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • shell517nj

      @an.empty.suit.. I agree when do you move on. really. @vic... you weren't.there and I would tell my daughter keep your hands to yourself. i don't agree with chris brown hitting her. but I do could imagine what would happen if you hit the wrong person man or woman.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • LastSaneMan

      I have been hit in the face by both men and women. Never lost my cool, or focus. That is the difference between winners and losers. In a fight and in life.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mit99

      I agree with u Alice, what could have spurned rosie to come out in chris brown's defense ?? maybe she was turned down by Rihanna ? lol

      April 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • hellllllllllooooooooooo stupid

      What that means dummy is that all he EVER saw was to solve something use your for the numb nuts talking about single parents raising child as if the world owes them... I RASIED mine to hold her own cause no one owes you anything other than what you owe yourself.. let me give you a dollar so you can buy a clue! idiots that assume that all people raised in single home result to crime and other things make me sick. Step off of your soap box please.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • OLDGUY

      ah yes. redemption. Hitler, Sadam, Tokyo Power. All Redeemed. Praise the lord.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • genie 4

      Alice when will u even learn that she isn't taking up 4 him she is really just stating the facts he is a human being we wasn't there 2 witness him doin these things that he has done we really dnt kno the fight but truth he was accused & served his mistake & there have been a lot of celebrities that have been convicted but never served a harder sentenced or have been down played as hard as chris brown leave this young man alone let him go forward & let's us try 2 4give him we need 2 because it is so dam sad he wanna live his life & rihanna wants 2 live hers hell she 4gave she was the one who was the dam victum.

      April 6, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
    • P. Honeywood

      I agree with Rosie on this topic. Once you have done a crime and served out your sentence, the focus is on rehabilitation. If this young man doesn't regress, then let him be to nice forward. I am a police officer in Indiana, and in my 12 years of experience...I think that the justice system has prevailed in this situation. Granted, Rihanna has some scars but, he has done his time and lost millions of dollars as a result as well as many friends and supporters. I wonder if those who keep criticizing him would feel the same if their son or brother made the same mistake early in their lives and served out their sentence? Would you support them being fired or not being able to work again and lose their friends? I highly doubt it!!! If so, I can say you're not a true believer in god, because he tells us to forgive thy neighbors. Not to mention, she has already forgiven him publicly so...why not us? I know of forgiveness being offered to death row inmates by the family of their victims, and to me that is how true christians act. In short, let the young man continue to grow and learn from his mistakes without further persecution from from many of these so called christians, whom know that they would support their relatives or friends after a crime had been done and that person has paid his debt to society!!!! Lastly, for those of you whom think that growing up in an abusive home doesn't affect you later in your're dead wrong. I myself grew up in that environment along with my two siblings and we were all affected!!!! Maybe serving my country or later becoming a police officer helped me along the way, but no everyone is that lucky or fortunate. Thus, Rosie....keep calling it as you see it. The truth will set us all free.

      April 6, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • justme

      P. Honeywood would you feel the same if she was your sister and had to live with the scars? The millions he lost he has since gotten back, she lost something she can never have back.

      April 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elexsor

      It seems most of you seem to neglect the fact that Rihanna hit Chris Brown and she threw the first punch. This is also reflected in the police report. Yet nobody asks Rihanna why she hit Chris or brings that fact up in her interviews. Fair is fair. If you start a fist fight with someone stronger than you then you can't call it abuse when you get your @ss kicked! That is the real reason Rosie is saying that it is complicated but she just doesn't want to say it.

      April 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doodlebug

      Okay, up till now I support Rosie but no more. First – HOW is he a victim? ALL celebrities know, when you go to an interview, it is an INTERVIEW, hence that the person interviewing you, will ask you questions. This is why they call it that. And we know Journalists will ask questioons that might be sensitive to the responder. So, just do not do interviews, or – set the ground rules ahead of time. He did not, then threw a royal tantrum. Blaming him, is sincerely idiotic. You know, he could of also gracefully declined to answer the question put forth to him, or field it or even interject with "you know – while that is certainly an interesting question, I'd like to actually discuss my this or that, and we can revisit that later possibly". He could of used some old fashioned CLASS vice busting everyhting up. Rosie – pick your battles and careful about the ones where you have not given thought to your responses.

      April 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Matty

    I look forward to the upcoming cage match featuring ROsie O'Donnell vs Abdullah The Butcher. Even though she out weighs ABDULLAH, I think he will still give her a good fight.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wild Red Berry

      I belive that Rosie will not beat ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER despite her weight advantage. I remember when Rosie used to be very funny. Though ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER was never as funny as her, I think his vast international wrestling experience will help him score a victory over Rosie.

      April 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • dingdong2

      I have heard that Rosie is a rule breaker in the confines of the squared circle. This will do her little to no good against the madman from the sudan, ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER. Will this match be shown on pay per view anyplace?

      April 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbydavis

      Why all this debate? I believe that the outcome may be predetermined, with ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER winning by submission. Then everyone will go back to ABDULLAH THE BUTCHERS fine eatery in Atlanta, Georgia, and Rosie, will I'm sure eat more then anyone.

      April 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      It could be a Fatal 4-Way between her, Abdullah the Butcher, Nikola Volkoff, and the Iron Sheik....or she she could face Kimala the Ugandan Giant...bahahahahahahaha

      April 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • al martins

      I would bet that if that was her daughter in the car that night with this morron she would not be saying that race was an issue.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • al martins

      he is a good kid who didi not mean what he did he paid his dues, just dont ask him to coment on it or he might trow a chair through a window!!!

      April 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cornelius Ahmudmanson

      I'll kick your ass.

      April 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • thats blue talking

      First abdulla the butcher food is great out there in that BEN HILL baby but y'all leave chris brown alone before i find y'all and rehanna (or how ever you spell that hoe name) y'all ass

      April 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Can't stand either of these big mouths

      He's nothing more than another thug who thinks he matters. This is the by-product of generations of a one parent
      culture that teaches "they deserve the world & shouldn't be held accountable for their actions". As for Rosie..she's a loose cannon who lost her sincerity years ago...she also has been eating way to many Snicker's..they deserve each other.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I don't know about Chris Brown. I do know that Hollywood can make or break artists in a wink of an eye. That's what they do best. If it wasn't this, it would have been something else. Yes, there are people who thrive in the limelight of stupid mistakes, and use it for publicity. And then there are artists who want nothing more than to reach their audience and you have to put up with stupid interviews and questions that have nothing to do with being an artist at all. Also, this has zero to do with violence. It has to do with an industry that feeds on itself more than it has anything to do with protecting people.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hates ignorant people

      He made a mistake, he paid his debt to society, he's a human being and growing up in a violent household could very well have something to do with what happened. None of it is excusable. @Can't stand either of these big're an ignorant individual who's obviously perfect in every way possible...mommy and daddy still pay your bills, or do they just put the money in your account? When are people going to stop attaching race to every little thing where a black person is mentioned in a negative light? Grow up people it's 2011!!

      April 6, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*Jeff

      Rosie could easily beat the Butcher. I saw him at Wrestlemania and he can't walk. They took him off the stage in a wheelchair

      April 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ldean50

      He beat up his girlfriend. He paid for it. He threw a chair into a tempered window (broke anyway) that was a couple of stories above a sidewalk where people were walking. I don't think that is somebody who has learned anything. Imagine if a woman had been pushing a stroller on the sidewalk below that window, and a triangular 5 inch piece of glass comes flying down into the stroller. Would Rosie be calling Chris Brown a victim then? And would Rosie say that the mother was racist if she reacted to the impaling of her baby? The next time he looses it, he may very well kill somebody – but people will STILL buy his music and hire him for DWTS – those of us who are as sick as he is. This man's career should have been over after he beat up his girlfriend. Isn't that what all the professionals say, "if he beats you, he will eventually kill you." Brown is still looking for a "kill."

      April 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • happy

      everyone have something to say but the Rhinna, if she forgive him and went on with her life i think that everyone else should to, they let Charllie Sheen to a tour on his drug rage and think that it is ok wihen he was beating his wife they said it was drugs like it was ok, and race do play a part and if you don't llike him don't buy his music but don't call everyone else that they are stupid if they buy his music. From my understanding that Rhinna said she don't want his career to be ruin because he did his time for the assualt.

      April 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |

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