Over the weekend, Justin Bieber shared yet another divisive and controversial opinion with the Internet via his Instagram account.\nJust last week the pop singer came under fire for claiming that Eminem "doesn't understand" current-day rap music.\nAnd this Saturday, Bieber shared the opinion that Chris Brown was the combination of Michael Jackson and Tupac. He also stated that Brown was "overlooked" in the music industry today and moreover, that people who are overlooking him for the "mistake" he made should "reevaluate" their opinion.\nCheck out the Instagram post below:\nWARNING: Some of the content in this article may be difficult for some readers.\nIf you or someone you know is stuck in a cycle of abuse, find help at one of the resources listed here.\nView this post on Instagram everyone wants to wait til people die To give them the credit they deserve. I’m calling it now when CB passes away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time ... trust me watch you will see. the people who have over looked this mans talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate! Love you @chrisbrownofficial A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on May 3, 2019 at 4:24pm PDT\nThe photo, above, was shared by Bieber with the following caption:\n@justinbieber\nThe "mistake" that Bieber is referring to is more than likely the 2009 assault of Rihanna while the two were still a couple.\nBrown was charged with felony assault and with making criminal threats following the incident. While he initially pled not guilty to the two counts, he inevitably pled guilty to a single felony count and only served probation, counselling and community service.\nTHIS is what Chris Brown did to Rihanna. don’t EVER ever call it a mistake. abusing women is not a fuck!ng “mistake”. Women die and Justin Bieber, who should inspire people, is out there saying that we have to reevaluate because it’s a mistake? disgusting. and stop justifying him pic.twitter.com/K3viVjC3Wm— eli (@gomezsglowing) May 4, 2019\nMany fans of Rihanna, as well as Bieber fans, were shocked and outraged that the current "prince of pop," would consider the battery above as a simple "mistake," and to go so far as to tell people who still hold the felony against Brown that they need to "reevaluate" their opinions of him.\n.@justinbieber we love you and understand you like to find the good in people, but publicly asking your audience to forgive a man with a 10 year record of abusive/sexual misconduct is a very irresponsible thing to do. Please educate yourself on the matter: https://t.co/V2BA6ivqXc— Bieber-news (@yourbiebernews) May 4, 2019\nPeople were quick to call Bieber out for greatly downplaying the 2009 assault. It might be worth mentioning that Bieber was only 15 at the time of the assualt, and therefore probably has a skewed sense of the incident's context. With that said, at this point, he is now a grown, married man who could seriously do more to appreciate the impact of such a post.\nJustin Bieber about Chris Brown: "the people who have over looked this mans talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate"Chris Brown's "mistake": "I'm going to beat the shit out of you when we get home..... Now I'm really going to kill you" pic.twitter.com/qZNGCJaz9R— E 💫 (@whatimreadings) May 4, 2019\nWhat is equally shocking is the outpouring of support Brown also received from countless other musicians and celebrities. The tweet below has tagged several known celebs that made a point of commenting on the original Instagram photo.\nCelebrities who have defended known abuser Chris Brown:Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)Marshmello (@marshmellomusic)J Balvin (@JBALVIN)Malu Trevejo (@malutrevejo15)Sean Kingston (@SeanKingston)Nick Cannon (@NickCannon)Do what you want with the info!#JustinBieberIsOverParty— // reen // (@neonbrotherlive) May 4, 2019\n*Justin Bieber defiende al macho de Chris Brown.*Hombres: pic.twitter.com/z9yllEXXs1— rosé (@intoursoul) May 4, 2019\nI'm really disappointed that these artists would take the time to show their support for Chris Brown, but didn't take the time to speak out about domestic violence or their support of Rihanna through any of this. We see you.\nChris Brown also took the time to respond to the post with the comment below:\nChris Brown responds to Justin Bieber after comparing him to Michael Jackson & 2Pac. (Via: IG) pic.twitter.com/n53x3pI4HJ— CB Live 🎈 (@CBLIVEHQ) May 4, 2019\njustin bieber has BEEN praising chris brown but at least now y’all are seeing him for the clown he really is pic.twitter.com/qAD59u5L4B— 𝙟𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙣 saw endgame x3 (@gwsmcu) May 3, 2019\nOf course, the meme-type tweets weren't far behind. And while this isn't a laughing matter in the slightest, we can't help if a good tweet helps us laugh through the angry tears.\nJustin Bieber : Chris Brown is MJ and 2 Pac combined!Everyone: pic.twitter.com/FnjOfUFODC— 1989 Reputations (@nader_af1) May 4, 2019\nnobody: justin bieber defending chris brown: pic.twitter.com/ppjCV0pAm3— Adrienne♡ (@uriexbean) May 6, 2019\nWhile "mistake" was clearly a poor choice of words on Bieber's part, let's not pretend that men who have abused women in the past can't be rehabilitated. We are all capable of change.\nWhat sets Brown apart is his constant implication in cases similar to the Rihanna assault. Just three months ago Brown faced rape charges in Paris. He continuously fails to show remorse or responsibility for his own violent actions against women, which makes Bieber's commendation even more disturbing.\nSo while we are all capable of change, Chris Brown doesn't look like he's trying very hard.\nSo Justin Bieber called what Chris brown did to Rihanna a "mistake"? Like... did he just minimized it and called A MISTAKE??? a mistake is dialing the wrong phone number not beating up your gf. Tf?? pic.twitter.com/eJcqLeRzNX— NEEEW ARSD 😔📌/🥀 (@BangtanMedicine) May 4, 2019\nSay it again for the people in the back, sis.