Given that even his supporters are admitting that at least some of what Chris Brown is accused of happened, you might wonder just who those supporters are.
People like Tyrese Gibson, who is concerned that the world seems to be forgetting what's really important here: Chris Brown.
"Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it's really taking a toll on his spirit," Gibson reportedly told [People.com] on Sunday at the 2009 Ball Up Street Ball Tour in Los Angeles. "People like me and Puff [Diddy], we're just trying to show him love and keep his spirits up while he's going through all of the heat, and there are a lot people doing the same for Rihanna."
Hey, it's only fair that Diddy and Tyrese are offering a shoulder for Brown - it's not like Rihanna doesn't have people looking out for her, right? It's only fair.
Gibson also pointed out that the two are still quite young, which makes the situation even more difficult. "And a lot of people forget that he's 19, she's only 21.
"It's really hard for him to focus right now on his music, even though he really wants to," Gibson continued. "At the end of the day, I'm not trying to justify it because wrong is wrong, but unfortunately, us as entertainers, we have to grow up onstage with a lot of people looking at us."
I'm not trying to justify it, but he's young. And kind of in the public eye. How would expect someone who has only had two decades on the planet to know that hitting people is wrong? Especially what with having to do an over-paid job. Have you any idea how difficult it is to adhere to the sort of basic rules of decency when you have to sing a few songs every so often and then bank a large cheque?
Won't someone please, please think of Chris Brown. She hurt his fist with her face, after all.