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Chris Brown doesn't give a (pick your expletive) what the naysayers have to think of his dual Grammy wins and two featured performances last Sunday—which came three years almost to the day after his notorious beatdown of then-girlfriend Rihanna
And now he's going after the press.
Here's what the "Run It" singer had to say this morning on his Twitter page before abruptly deleting them.
Perhaps Brown was wondering when the public will forgive him for the felony assault, a crime for which he performed hundreds of hours of community service and for which he's now on probation.
While Grammy voters have moved on, the same can't be said of many critics—newspapers such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times had editorials decrying his presence at the Grammsy, while celebs like Miranda Lambert and Jack Osbourne took Brown to task on Twitter.
But Brown did receive support from some unexpected quarters.
The View cohost Sherri Shepherd stood up for Brown on Tuesday's episode, calling out teenage girls for ignoring the realities of domestic violence when they jokingly tweeted during the Grammy telecast that they wouldn't mind taking a beating from Brown—if only to meet their idol.
"I've defended Chris Brown and said that I thought he deserved another chance. I still do think he deserves another chance. We shouldn't just throw him out because of one mistake and it's over," said Shephered. "But these girls, it concerns me more than Chris Brown—it's deeper. [It's about] your self-worth: what do you think you're worth? Either A) you've been in this situation and it's not bothering you, or B) you've never been in this situation and you don't understand what it feels like to be punched in the face."
Cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck accused Shepherd of going too easy on him.
"I think it's interesting to be so loose on Chris Brown," she said. "If it was your daughter, I don't think you'd be saying it."
Shepherd stood by her statements, claiming Chris could still be a role model.
"There may be a child in a situation of going through abuse that Chris Brown has gone through. His mother was abused right in front of his very eyes six years before this happened to Rihanna. He used to wet his pants from the fear," said Shepherd. "He was a victim! He became an offender. He did what the courts told him to do. He went to 52 weeks, a year of domestic prevention counseling."
On Monday, Sherri also tweeted, "Looks like all is forgiven w Chris Brown. That's all I'll say."
We'll give her this: at least she's consistent.