Monday, February 23, 2009

Post-Chris Brown violence picture

This shocking photo provided by TMZ of super pop star Rihanna was according to TMZ taken after Chris Brown beat her:

The beautiful Rihanna was involved in a domestic dispute with teenage boyfriend Chris Brown last week that resulted in his arrest and booking on charges of making criminal threats. 

What do you think? Is this picture real? Should celebrity/gossip sites like TMZ pay for and post such disgusting (personal) pictures? Is this really in our common interest? Has the story been blown out of proportion? How does this picture relate to some of the pictures of our own post-election violence last year?

7 comments:

Shiko-Msa said...

Rumour mills are running at full speed. Someone said she cheated on him and gave him herpes thus the assault. But whichever way I don't thing she deserved this kind of beating.

Still others say the picture has been photoshoped.

Celeb sites live for this kind of picture. the same sites serve celebs right when they want to do a bit of positive publicity so the celebs can't turn round when things are not rosy.

The story has not been blown out of proportion in my view. This is Rihanna and that is Chris Brown.

Our Kid said...

I think posting the picture of a celebrity shouldn't be such a bad thing. After all the celebrities like coverage when things are going so well for them so it shouldn't be different when things go wrong and we get photographic evidence.

If we didn't see the photo we wouldn't know how to react to Chris Brown, would we? I think there is measure of recoiling by anyone who sees this.

There were some moral issues raised when the Sunday Nation published a photo of Martha Karua on a stretcher after the plane crash that led to the death of a Minister Khalif, I think. Did the photo constitute invasion of privacy?

What about the photos we have seen of the Sachangwan fire tragedy? Perhaps that is bad taste.

pink m said...

Whatever she did, it was dispecable of Chris to beat her up. Really, domestic violence is never justified in my books.

About publishing the pictures, by all means they should be published. They have chosen to share their lives with us, so they can't lock us out now. If it was a mega marriage proposal, they would be basking in our ooohs and aaahs right?

Connection to our post election violence? I think it just shows that women all over the world are physically vulnerable.

Rafiki said...

Update: The kids are back together: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20262240,00.html

mukamba wa uwo said...

I think that men who beat up women is a bad thing. They should be beaten up and see how it feels.As for celebraties i rather concentrate on myself.Basically who cares

onein3 said...

We are a group of friends that know and worked with a young woman named Joy Loftin while she was employed at the Vanderbilt YMCA here in New York City. During the length of her employment, several extremely disturbing incidents occurred that cause us to be concerned and call into question the motives and the integrity of Shan Colorado Finnerty, Hortensia Colorado, and Elvira Colorado.

On several occasions, Joy came to work with visible bruises on her neck and arms. She eventually explained to us that Shan had punched, beaten, and choked her and she asked us for help. As wardens for the community, we tried to place Joy in women’s shelters around the city in an effort to mitigate the abuse. However, at the urging of Shan’s mother and aunt, Hortensia and Elvira, she returned to their apartment and refused to press criminal charges against Shan Colorado Finnerty. The abuse continued and one day, she came to work very early, visibly distressed and crying, with more bruises and abrasions. She said that Shan had verbally abused and beaten her once again; that she wanted to return to California, and that she was going to quit her job and reunite with her family. She tendered her resignation later that week. Out of concern for her safety and in an effort to find out what happened to her, we requested an officer from the domestic violence unit of the 5th Precinct conduct a welfare check at their home on Kenmare Street. However the officer was unable to find anyone at the apartment, and therefore could not verify that Joy was safe. We realize that she is suffering from battered women’s syndrome and may be unable to help herself due to the isolationist environment that the Colorados have formed around her. Abusive men are often enabled by their family, while the victim is persuaded to believe the abuse is her fault, and the pattern of emotional and physical trauma continues. Taking into consideration what has happened to Joy Loftin, it is especially deceitful that their display "Altar: El Llanto De La Resistancia" at the American Indian Community House was in part dedicated to victims of domestic violence.

In light of these events, we are dismayed, disappointed, and outraged to know that members of the American Indian Community would commit, condone, and perpetuate domestic abuse and violence, while simultaneously conducting workshops, writing and performing plays, and displaying works and art that would have the public and those who support them believe otherwise. It is a vulgar and offensive misrepresentation of American Indian Culture, and further support of Coatlicue Theater, Hortensia Colorado, Elvira Colorado, Shan Colorado Finnerty and their work is tantamount to supporting domestic abuse and violence. Considering their duplicitous behavior, having them represent American Indian Culture is an insult to the dignity of American Indians and an affront to human beings.

We therefore will not attend nor support any Coatlicue Theater productions or events where they will be featured. We will be encouraging others that might consider attending, participating, or funding them to do the same. Our actions are warranted, and to be associated with the aforementioned individuals and Coatlicue Theater would be equivalent to enabling and contributing to such offensive behaviour. We are urging everyone to reevaluate their support of Coatlicue Theatre and the Colorados, and question the individuals concerned. Until the responsible individuals are held accountable and measures are taken to verify that the abuse is no longer occurring, we will continue with our boycott of Coatlicue Theatre and we will strongly urge others to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Mais qu'est ce qu'on en sait que c'est vrai !! que ça le soit ou pas ça change rien nous on l'aime pour ses musiques donc voilà !! et même si c'est vrai moi ça m'empecherais pas d'écouter encore ses musiques c'est vrai quoi !