There are quite a few layers of media outlets calling one another out here, but at this point I think we just have to accept that whatever happens between Rihanna and Chris Brown is going to play out and there's nothing we can do to stop it. Just when I was ready to forget about all of this, Brown got some crazy neck tattoo and proved that either he's not the least bit ashamed of what he did or that this is all just about publicity...or both. Anyway, Coates gets to the point:
I don't know that Rihanna owes anyone anything. I think what bothers me is the willingness to trivialize the behavior of men who like to put women in the hospital. Most of those women will not have the resources of a Rihanna.