Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris after allegations of rape were brought forward by a 24-year-old woman.

People have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on the issue, though not everyone is on the same page.

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TL;DR Chris Brown has been detained in Paris after being accused of rape by a 24 year old woman. People have taken to Twitter to express their complete lack of surprise... while others are still defending the singer.

I would like to start by saying that some of the tweets below do seem to make light of a very serious subject. My intention is not at all to make light of these allegations, but to show the ongoing divide between people online, and elsewhere when it comes to allegations of this nature.

There are also some tweets in this article that may really upset some people, this is the nature of the Internet. If this topic is triggering for you, try the article above.

If you or anyone you know is trapped in a cycle of abuse, find your local shelter or call a hotline and get help. 


As humans,
sometimes all we can do is use humour to help us make sense or cope with harsh realities. So for that, I say, thank god for the meme.

For those of you who don't know Chris Brown or his history, I will let the tweet below get you up to speed:

Clearly, this is not the first time Brown has made headlines for these kinds of allegations.

Also, note that he pleaded guilty to the assault of Rihanna.

I have to say, my reaction this morning was pretty similar to those above.

I'm certainly devastated for the woman that has laid these charges, but not at all surprised that Brown is embroiled in another abuse scandal.

These allegations are hot off the tail of the recent R. Kelly docuseries, which all but set fire to any plausible deniability about Robert Kelly's ongoing sexual abuse and predatory behaviour.

So it's no surprise that the two have been lumped together.

Now, of course, who R. Kelly is and what he's done has absolutely nothing to do with Chris Brown. 

Aside from the fact that their professions put them in a position of power, due to both their money and their fame. 

As seen in Surviving R. Kelly, the promise of help in a musical career was a major in-road when he attempted to connect with younger girls.

When someone is famous and offers a slice of their life, it can be very hard for "regular people" to say no, regardless of the person offering it.

In fact, I found the tweet mentioned above (I've included it below) and I was absolutely STUNNED to see anyone phrase a defence in that way.

Do people actually think rape only happens... because someone can't get laid?!

That train of thought is completely outrageous. 

Here's hoping the people above are trolls... cause I can't deal with this kind of thinking.

I do think the majority of people are in the camp that this has been a long time coming for Brown and he's going to face some serious justice.

While we must consider that these are just allegations at this point, many people think Chris Brown should have been cancelled after the Rihanna incident. (He was for me.)

Though clearly, not everyone feels that way.

Some devout fans are set on sticking by Brown despite previous charges and the current allegations.

But as I mentioned above, fame and wealth provide abusers with the power they need to overpower their victims. So the only way to cut off that power is to cut them out of our streams of entertainment.

I'll leave you with this last thought, and we'll just have to wait and see what comes of the trial in Paris.

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