Chris Brown Fires Back at Fox News’ CriticismPublished by on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:33 am.
Once again, a Chris Brown triumph is another cause for conflict and controversy, especially among those who don’t want to let the young man have a fresh start.
The day after C Breezy broke an attendance record for the 18,000 fans who turned out to see his performance on the Today show, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham hit the airwaves to criticize Brown, his fans and NBC for giving the R&B star support.
“Whatever you think of his music,” said Ingraham, “Chris Brown beat his girlfriend to a pulp, he uses the N-word, the C-word, the S-word, the F-word, the most degrading, misogynistic lyrics in some of his top songs like ‘Look at Me Now.’”
And, as usual, Brown took to his airspace—via Twitter—to respond.
“People really should grow up sometimes!” he tweeted. “I guess the next story they make up will say Chris Brown paid the fans to come! #stopit hahaha.”
“I get it though,” he added. “They are upset at the fact that the today show actually focuses on talent instead of an almost 3 year old incident! Running bogus and pointless stories don’t matter!”
At this point does it really matter what anyone at Fox says or thinks? Their huffing over Black pop stars—especially controversial ones—getting the center stage has lost traction. (That became apparent when their cries over Common performing poetry at the White House went nowhere). Then again, what do you expect from a network that forgives the transgressions of fellow conservatives, but not a young Black singer that their kids watch with adoration, paying attention to what needs to scrutinized: Brown’s genuine talent.