Chris Brown Goes To Rehab
Rihanna A Bad Role Model?
Rihanna has admitted to Oprah Winfrey last night that she misses her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, despite the fact that he was charged with assaulting her three years ago. The singer told the talk show hostess that says Brown ‘made a mistake’ and ‘needed help’ adding that she misses him. She said she “felt protective” of Brown following the 2009 beating that occurred after the Grammy Award ceremony. “I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew switched – switched overnight,’ she tearfully said of the ‘embarrassing’ incident. Who’s gonna help him? Nobody’s gonna say he needs help. Everybody’s gonna say he’s a monster without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.’ Her admissions have angered charities however as they feel it sends the wrong message to battered women. ”Rihanna’s case demonstrates the emotional complexities felt by women locked in abusive relationships,” Vivienne Hayes, chief executive of the Women’s Resource Centre. “Whatever the nature of the argument, [Brown] chose to beat her up. And we need to stop society allowing us to normalise such behaviour.”
Despite her confessions Rihanna does seem to have learnt from her past relationships saying she now knows what she is looking for in a man. “If I had it my way I want a man that loves me, cherishes me, values me, but they have to know my value in order to value me,” she said. “‘They have to know my worth and they can only know my worth if I know my worth. I want them to respect me.” Absolutely!
I’ve tried to copy her hair, clothes and makeup, re-enacted her dance routines for the pleasure of my primary school class and brownie pack, and wallpapered my bedroom walls with pictures of her. This would be highly disturbing behaviour if the person in question didn’t happen to be the long-reigning Queen of the pop tune, Madonna.