Why is Country Singer Miranda Lambert using Social Media to Bash R&B Artist Chris Brown? (Updated)
We all know R&B Superstar Chris Brown‘s History. He plead guilty to assaulting his then girlfriend Rhiana, another R&B Sensation. He paid his dues (legally at least), she forgave him, they patched things up and they tried to put the embarrassing matter behind them. Domestic Violence is not a laughing matter, and I personally don’t believe there is ANY occasion that a spouse or significant other should assault his or her partner. My question is this, why should Country Star Miranda Lambert continue to rant about this incident that A.) Has already been litigated and disposed of by the authorities and B.) the 2 party’s involved, namely Chris Brown and Rhianna, have already moved past it, patched things up and are reportedly dating again. Not to mention, Miranda Lambert doesnt make the situation any better by exclaim from the stage at a recent concert, “That’s Why Daddy taught me early in life how to use a shotgun!” referring to the Chris Brown altercation with Rhianna.
Really? More violence to respond to domestic violence? Listen, I’m a fan of both Country Music and R and B, but lets not be hypocritical here Miranda. If you truly are against Domestic violence and/or assault, let’s boycott every artist that has been in an altercation with their partner. Sounds like a plan huh? Until you realize that gone would be Rodney Atkins, Elvis, David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard, and these are just the ones I remember from the top of my head, don’t make me hit up Google. My point is this, as much as I love Miranda Lambert, her Music, and all Country Music, Her rants in concert and on Social media about Chris Brown are selective and revisionist. Miranda’s rants may be well intentioned, but if she wants to critique Chris Brown regarding domestic violence, she must also bring up the artists that she knows and loves as well, that have done similar if not worse things.
Country Music, Love, Betrayal, and Violence
Country Music tells a story, and from my earliest memories of the genre, when my Dad DeeJayed at 2 local country stations KPEP and KTEO in San Angelo Texas way back in the 70’s (which was a feat in itself because he is African American), I remember songs about heartache, violence and betrayal.
Throughout it’s history Country Music has chronicled peoples experiences with love and domestic violence. Martina McBride‘s Independence Day, Garth Brook Thunder Rolls, even Miranda Lamberts’s own Gunpowder and Lead tell the stories of love, betrayal and violence. The Dixie Chicks even released a song called Goodbye Earl where the abused hatches a plan with her best friend to kill her abuser Earl.
Dixie Chicks Goodbye Earl
But we cannot expect Domestic Violence to end as long as it is continually glamorized in song or other entertainment media. If anything is to be learned from all of this, it is that we must break the cycle of violence. Tit for tat is not a solution for this tragic malady of violence that people face in some relationships. An abuser must be confronted and he or she must face the consequences of their own actions both legally and socially,but, there must also be a path to redemption.
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