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What The Chris Brown Situation Says About Him And The Justice System

Chris Brown arrived on our screens in 2006 on MTV and BET. Baby-faced with potential to be the “next Michael Jackson”. He had the dance moves and he had the vocals and he controlled the crowd in a way that the average 16-year-old boy can not…

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What The Chris Brown Situation Says About Him And The Justice System

Last night I wrote some words about the bizarre ongoing situation involving Chris Brown. The story is murky at the moment. I began the story of with a quick intro of who Chris Brown is:

Chris Brown arrived on our screens in 2006 on MTV and BET. Baby-faced with potential to be the “next Michael Jackson”. He had the dance moves and he had the vocals and he controlled the crowd in a way that the average 16-year-old boy can not. Women of all ages love him, they still do even after the horrific accusations and photos that should disgust anyone. His talent and looks overshadowed the inner demon that has caused for Brown to commit stupendous acts. Every time he is mentioned in the news there seems to be some sort of legal action taken against him.

The above statement still holds true. Chris Brown was once universally loved by fans and media. His fall is heartbreaking. Once a future music legend, his music is redundant and often forgettable. Even after serving time and admitting his abuse of drugs and dedication to being a better man, his time in the tabloids has been nauseating. His recent comments about Kehlani’s admittance to having suicidal thoughts are problematic to say the least. The comments added to a public persona of Chris Brown being an all-around enigma.

But his most current engagement with the law is not surprising. Those who were shocked by reports of an assault on a woman are few and far between. The “victim” of this case is still up for debate. In the eyes of the majority, Chris Brown has threatened another woman, this time with a deadly weapon. In the eyes of few, Chris Brown is an easy target. With more details being provided about Baylee Curran, there is reasonable doubt about what actually happened. In the heat of the moment Curran could have potentially overstepped her boundaries, and used her presumed innocence to put Brown in more trouble. Or Brown could have threatened her with a gun like Curran is proposing.

Curran has appeared in multiple interviews since news of the story broke. Either she really needs to tell her side of the story, or she wants to gain publicity for her brand. By being at Chris Brown’s house, she carefully crafted what would happen next. Taking advantage because people would deem him guilty while she played the role of victim. This has happened plenty of times before where an opportunist took advantage of someone else’s public persona.

The problem is that Chris Brown’s image is tarnished beyond repair. His list of legal troubles and comments and actions point to him being susceptible to assaulting a woman in his own home. Brown took to Instagram to plead his innocence and made himself look foolish in the process. Brown’s actions make him guilty till proven innocent. Its sad to see that trouble will follow him forever even when he is innocent. The cops had a “standoff” with him yesterday and drugs and a weapon were detained by the police.

But we must look at all the facts here and there is very few at the moment. Other than Curran was in his house a few nights ago and something happened. The rest is harmful speculation that helps no one. We as people must learn to look at all the facts first instead of assuming the worst about someone.

Recent University of Missouri graduate. English major with love for anything sports, fashion or music related. Favorite artist is Kanye West, and favorite writer is Ta-Nahesi Coates. Currently resides in Rocklin, California but hopes to live in a big city one day as a writer/journalist covering the most important news.

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Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75

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Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75

Hollywood star Rutger Hauer has died aged 75.

The actor was best known for playing Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner and also Sin City, Batman Begins and TV show True Blood.

His agent Steve Kenis confirmed Hauer died on Friday following a short illness. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

Rutger Hauer has died aged 75. Credit: PA

Tributes have begun pouring in for the star, with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeting to say: “RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.”

KISS musician Gene Simmons wrote: “Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.”

Hauer was born in Breukelen in the Netherlands and did stints in both the merchant navy and army before he became an actor.

He got his big break in 1969, when he became the lead in TV series Floris.

Away from acting, Hauer launched The Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, which aimed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, especially within children and pregnant women.

Issuing a statement following his death, the foundation said: “The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.

“He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years.

“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.”

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Freeform defends Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”!

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Freeform defends Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid"!

Just in case you haven’t heard, Halle Bailey is the new Ariel, in an upcoming “The Little Mermaid” movie! She has been receiving messages from fans and other celebrities, congratulating her for landing the role!

Amongst those who congratulated her is Halle Berry, in a tweet she posted, “In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you!” She also added that she was “thrilled” for the 19 year old. However, not everyone was happy about Disney’s decision to cast a black woman for this role.

Some critics went as far as petitioning Disney to recast for this role, and titled their petition #NotMyAriel!  They suggested that Halle should be replaced by a white woman with red hair,  who would resemble the Ariel that they know from the 1989 animated version of The Little Mermaid. Now Freeform, Disney’s cable network, has decided to issue an open letter in response to this.

The letter read, “Yes. The original author of The Little Mermaid was Danish. Ariel…is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But for the sake of argument, let’s say that Ariel, too, is Danish”.

Related: Original Little Mermaid’s Ariel defends Halle Bailey’s casting

Freeform also added that, “Danish mermaids can be black because Danish *people* can be black. Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her pals Scuttle and the *ahem* Jamaican crab Sebastian (sorry, Flounder!) and keep that bronze base tight. Black Danish people, and this mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair”! Freeform then went on to remind the critics that Ariel and the story, is only fictional!

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Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!

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Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!

Are you as much of a fan of both Beyonce and The Lion King as I am? I mean, Beyonce could sing the phone book and I would still think she sounds angelic! And as an African, I am bound to love The Lion King!

If you are at least a fan of either, Beyonce or The Lion King, I’m sure you already know that Beyonce stars as Nala in the latest Lion King movie. Now its trailer is already out, and it is set to hit the cinemas soon! There are also beautiful photos of the “Lion King” cast all over the internet. Have I already told you just how beautiful the photos are? If you would like to see them, check them out here!

Now the problem is that some Twitter users are not so happy with “Queen Bey” as Nala! Honestly, I personally wouldn’t find fault in anything that Beyonce does, but clearly, not everyone shares the same sentiments as myself! One critic claimed that Beyonce is being “too Beyonce”, I don’t even know what that means.

Related: Beyoncé’s Natural Hair is Hair Goals!

The critic tweeted, “It’s like something is off here, maybe the lions look too real for voice-overs. And I know Nala is Beyonce but it sounds very Beyonce. It’s so distracting…”! Another also posted, “Okay I’m going to be brave and say this but I don’t think I like Beyonce as Nala. I wish she had just done the soundtrack but her voice doesn’t suit Nala. Hope I’m wrong…”!

Another Twitter user suggested that Queen Bey should have tried to change her voice to suit the character, saying her voice is “too distinct for this. It doesn’t even sound like she attempted to change the sound of her voice for the character”.

 

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