By Alyssa Rosenberg on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm (ThinkProgress.org)

Chris Brown, having graduated from tossing chairs at windows after interviewers have the temerity to ask him about his battering of then-girlfriend Rihanna, has apparently decided that violence against women will be his new hallmark. He’s tattooed an image of a battered woman, which looks strikingly like the images taken to document Rihanna’s injuries though he of course denies it’s her, on his neck:

I’m not sure what’s less attractive—that Brown would document his assault on a specific woman he was in a relationship with, or that he wants to bear the image of a random battered woman on his body. Either way, whether he intends penance or defiance, Brown’s guaranteed that no one will be able to look at him without a reminder that he attacked a woman. Whether that image wears on the people who have defended him thus far is an open—and perhaps more important—question. The ability of famous men to abuse women and get away with it depends significantly on a public willingness to excuse them, a level of protection extended by men and women alike.

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Thanks for adding the hashtag #boycott  The fact that this man still has a "music career" to speak of is unthinkable...

What a fucken idiot period!!!!

Only the responsible thing to do, Orange_Wolf.   Yeah, I wonder that my self.

Orange_Wolf XIII said:

Thanks for adding the hashtag #boycott  The fact that this man still has a "music career" to speak of is unthinkable...

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