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Millennials debate whether to forgive Chris Brown or side with Kiely Williams

Actress makes a comment about singer’s past, and launches a social media war
Millennials debate whether to forgive Chris Brown or side with Kiely Williams
Chris Brown (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Chris Brown has been in the news a lot lately for his series of controversial Instagram posts. It started when Brown lost the Best R&B album Grammy to Robert Glasper. Brown posed a question on Instagram story, “Bro who the f— is this?” after Glasper won, but later apologized. Then he congratulated Rihanna on her Super Bowl LVII performance, which caused some raised eyebrows because Brown was charged with felony assault in 2009 after he attacked RiRi.

When Brown announced an upcoming collaboration with Chloe Bailey, Bailey’s fans had mixed feelings about the collaboration due to Brown’s history of intimate partner violence. Some were eager for the song to be released and others were not OK with Bailey supporting him.

“The Cheetah Girls” star Kiely Williams chimed in on the conversation and reminded people about Brown’s checkered past. She also commented about his upcoming collaboration with Cassie.

Brown responded on Instagram, “Obviously you are at a point in your life where either you are very broke or broken. The fact you think you have to speak negatively about me makes you look so lame. Your life and career must suck right now. Minding your business would’ve been best but I guess you don’t have a business or a real job that makes you financially stable. I feel more embarrassed for you and your actual maturity.” He later made fun of Williams’ lisp by reposting a meme with a picture of her saying, “thop.”

Millennials opened up about whether Chris Brown should be forgiven or if Kiely Williams was right to speak up.

He does have an unforgettable past

“In my opinion, he should be forgiven because everybody deserves to be forgiven, but he does have an unforgettable past of abusing women. I mean nobody is going to forget about what he did to Rihanna, especially how she became an icon after that relationship. Both of the slanders [Kiely Williams and Chris Brown] are putting upon each other is childish, but if you look at it this way, he’s abusing another woman mentally talking about the flaws she deals with.” Vincent Howard, 29

Rihanna forgave him

“I understand Kiely’s point, but Rihanna forgave him. Millions of his [fans] forgave him. I don’t think she would appreciate it if people constantly reminded her how much of a flop she was after Cheetah Girls.” Timothy David, 28

People pick and choose who they want to forgive

“To be honest with you, I’m going to just say this transparently, I’m someone that [doesn’t] get that much into media. It’s funny because I’m probably going to be someone that’s probably going to be in the media, but I stick to myself so I’m not going to [be] someone that’s in a lot of scandals and stuff. From the outside looking in, I do not know Chris Brown personally so for me to speak on another man or woman, I can’t do that. What I will say is a lot of times people pick and choose who they want to forgive.” Will Gittens, 30

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