Why Is No One Talking About the Fact That Chris Brown Was Raped?

Wow. I don’t even know what to say. Chris Brown lost his virginity at age eight.

I do know that events that occur in the past can definitely trigger actions in the future (like the night of the 2009 Grammys and his current erratic bahavior), and to have lost his virginity THAT young could definitely be one of the many traumatic experiences that lead to his life of rebellion and unrepentant celebrity.

I guess this just goes to show that there are reasons for even the worst actions; while the actions are still unacceptable, it can help us to understand what makes people do what they do and why they end up doing it.


As part of the promotional efforts for his new album, X, Chris Brown gave a long interview to the Guardian‘s Decca Aitkenhead, which was published over the weekend. Perhaps the most startling revelation in the piece was this: Chris Brown lost his virginity at age eight. Eight. Years. Old. Here in America, we call that “sexual assault.” If the quote came from any other famous entertainer, you’d imagine it’d be everywhere by Monday morning. And in a way, it is — but only as part of the ongoing narrative of sinking the boot into Chris Brown at every opportunity.

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