Chris Brown and Russell Simmons

That was supposed to be Chris Crocker. Did it work? No? Fuck it, I tried. Anyway, Russell Simmons wrote a long-winded spiel about how we all need to give Chris Brown a break because we apparently go easy on those “Disney Stars”, so why not Chris? You know, aside from the fact that he cheated on his girlfriend Rihanna and then pounded her face like a wad of dough.

“Chris is suffering from the same thing as almost every young star has gone through, including the Disney kids,” Simmons writes. “And, having lost control, some of these young artists, sometimes, do an unspeakable thing at a moment of time. And they pay the price. But, as I and my team have said repeatedly on my site, what’s not fair is artists paying the price of the sins in their young lives for the rest of their lives. Again, and again, and again. I’m just saying, give this man a break. I spoke to him last night for a long time and I know how good of a young man he is,” Simmons continues. “He’s having the same type of struggles that all those other Disney kids have and all the other people who have instant fame … and because of that one regretful incident, no one will give him a break.” SOURCE

Yeah, you’re right, he is putting up with the same thing that Disney stars do, and yet we’ve never heard about Miley Cyrus or Justin Timberlake beating the ever-loving shit out of their significant other. That’s because they’re not angry douchebags, so we don’t treat them as such because we have to treat people based on their actions. But Russell Simmons doesn’t care about that because, let’s face it, he’s not really talking about “Disney Stars”, is he? Exactly. So don’t tell me who I can and can’t make fun of based on how they look, okay? That’s not how comedy works.

Chris Brown and Russell Simmons

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