Some thoughts on the Chris Brown and Jenny Johnson Twitter flame war
November 26, 2012 Matt Kleinschmidt Controversy
singer dancer Chris Brown got himself into a bit of a Twitter flame war with a comedy writer Jenny Johnson (who we recommend you follow if you don’t @JennyJohnsonHi5) for she’s pretty good with the joke.
The events went as follows, Sunday afternoon, Chris Brown made a pretty harmless statement and Johnson tagged it with a mention of what happened a few years back with the beating of then girlfriend Rihanna which left her badly bruised. Since then, Brown has done the apology tour and is now trying to adopt the Michael Jackson/professional athlete school of thought that “he can dance or throw a ball really great so all the sh*tty stuff he does in his personal life should be forgiven.”
After Johnson (who’s taken a lot of comedic jabs at Brown and other celebs over the years) put her tweet out into the world Brown fired back with a series of tweets ranging from everything from calling her a “hoe” to performing sexual acts, and farting/defecating on her while performing such sexual acts.
It didn’t take long for someone on Brown’s team to jump in there as his Twitter account @ChrisBrown was gone by Sunday night. His account will more than likely return, scrubbed of any bad statements. Monday morning Johnson posted a few updates that since the altercation she’s gotten a lot of death threats from Brown supporters and she’s hoping Twitter takes them seriously.
This entire altercation brings me to this… As a comedian Johnson is probably used to catching flack for the things she says and while the instigator in this situation she wasn’t the one convicted of the crime. But physical harm and death threats over a joke?
Yes, we live in a time many would like to see celebs do nothing but crash and burn but who defends someone convicted of this crime? Indeed Johnson was the instigator and hit on a very touchy subject for Brown. But as a celeb living in the public eye, Brown’s actions will haunt him for the remainder of his life whether he wants them to or not. It’s a standard comedians are often held to (see Michael Richards, Tracy Morgan) perhaps everyone should.
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