The rekindling friendship between Chris Brown and his former sweetheart Rhianna is the colorful topic of conversation among bloggers and pop culture analysts. The pair finally made a public reunion because their new release "Birthday Cake". It is thought that the two "subtweets" regularly and Rhianna's vocals can be heard on Chris Brown's track, "Turn Up The Music".
Rihanna's decision to rekindle the friendship after the controversial break up has many proclaiming foul and denouncing anything remotely related to Chris Brown. Rihanna's mentor Jay-Z stated that he was "deeply disappointed" with their decision to collaborate and dissolve their differences. On several occasions, country singer, Miranda Lambert gives heated rhetoric regarding her refusal to support the troubled pop star - Chris Brown. Jay-Z and Lambert aren't the only pair to share their "disappointment" regarding the reunion, others within the industry and media gave similar sentiments of disappointment and confusion.
Here's where things get a bit fuzzy for me; there's this huge movement within pop culture called forgiveness. The queen of daytime television, Oprah Winfrey, dedicated a major portion of her Life Classes to the "power of forgiveness". She, as well as a host of spiritual leaders, life coaches, and Twitter Prophets give credence to the importance of forgiveness.
Picture it, American culture 1981-2012:
Ronald Reagan creates the "Trickle Down Theory" in which he suggested that a padding of rich pockets would create wealth for the poor because the financial remnants from the rich would trickle down to those in need. Didn't happen, in turn, one of the biggest recessions in US History occurred.
"WE" forgave! and now he is touted as the best president in American History.
In 1991, Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas was appointed. The bitter confirmation hearings were a result of Thomas' unwelcomed sexual advances to Anita Hill.
"WE" forgave! and now he has a lifelong job as a supreme court justice.
In 1995, the black community celebrated in streets nationwide when the courts announced the acquittal of OJ Simpson.
"WE" forgave!! and O J had a bit of freedom and
messed it up by being stupid but "WE" forgave.
Around 2002, R. Kelly was indicted for child pornography.
"WE" forgave!! He has gone to sell millions of hit records, sold out concerts,
and was selected to sing at the funeral of Pop Icon - Whitney Houston.
From 2001-2009, 43rd President George W. Bush swore that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were found.
"WE" forgave! and saluted him for catching Saddam Hussein
who DID NOT have weapons of mass destruction but he was killed anyway.
Former President Bill Clinton reported by pop culture as the "first black president" was known as an adulterous philanderer and lied under oath.
"WE" forgave! but he's no longer the "first black president"
but he did go on to a successful career as a consultant of the sorts.
Jay-Z former drug dealer, stabbed former business partner Un Rivera, SLAPPED a woman....
"WE" forgave! and he went on to become a mainstream
music mogul and husband of Pop Princess Beyonce.
What's the barrier between Chris Brown and forgiveness?
Chris Brown is challenging to like. He has public temper tantrums, is reckless during interviews and in public, and he beat up his former girlfriend once. However, what he did is not any worse than the aforementioned. No I do not support domestic violence but I do say this; the "Forgiveness Movement" is a bunch of BS. Authentic orgiveness is global and doesn't have limited access or availability. Yes, Chris Brown needs some spiritual advisement and a life coach but he should not be barred from forgiveness. Most importantly, the pair are young, immature and experiencing the pitfalls of life in the public eye. Again I ask, "What's the barrier between Chris Brown and forgiveness?"