The New York Times have a great article today about how teenage girls are reacting to the Chris Brown story and how many of them will make up any excuse they can to forgive Chris for what he did to Rihanna. It is an incredible article and when you read the quotes from the interviews and Facebook pages, it just blows you away.
In one example, the reporter asked one 9th grade girl who is a Chris Brown fan what she thought when she saw the TMZ photo and she replied, “She probably made him mad for him to react like that. You know, like, bring it on?”
The reporter asked the girls if Chris should get in trouble and they all said no, because Rihanna took him back. Because she took him back and showed the world she forgave him, we get quotes like this from two different 9th graders.
“So he shouldn’t get into trouble if she doesn’t feel that way,” one girl said. “She probably feels bad that it was her fault, so she took him back.”
Her friend nodded. “I don’t think he’ll hit her like that again,” she said.
Rihanna had a chance to show all of these girls that violence is wrong. She didn't. She lost an opportunity that domestic violence rights groups have been waiting on for a long time. She had the opportunity to use the publicity generated by this case and speak out, and instead, we get 9th grade girls who think it was her fault now.
If you want to read the entire article, click here. It will absolutely shock you what teenage girls think about all of this.