A collective sigh was heard around the world when it was revealed that R&B singer Chris Brown had been involved in yet another Twitter war. Comedian Jenny Johnson lit the fuse by calling him a "worthless piece of (expletive)," igniting the malicious exchange that resulted in Brown deleting his Twitter account. Weary of the backlash following the 2009 beating incident, the response may seem like a natural response--albeit, an unnecessary one. Here's why…
We've already seen the incriminating Tweets.
Deleting the nasty conversation may help Chris to erase it from his memory. But in this digital age, once you've put something out into the cyber universe, it's pretty much a done deal. As such, the acrimonious exchange between Johnson and the "Look At Me Now" singer continues to circulate despite any attempts to wipe it away. Removing his entire account instead of only the conversation serves no purpose. On the other hand, allowing a comedian to goad him online in the first place serves even fewer purposes.
Deleting the account makes him look worse.
This isn't the first time that Chris has shut down his Twitter activity after being "attacked" by those who still criticize him for assaulting Rihanna. In November 2011, he deleted his entire Twitter timeline, in response to negative comments.
When his album "Fortune" failed to reap the kind of public response he'd hoped for, he blocked his fans on the social network as a sort of retaliation. Both acts of "Twitter manipulation" were born of Brown's frustration. But some might agree that they merely confirmed his impulsive nature. If he had just ignored Jenny Johnson's initial insult, perhaps the situation wouldn't have become so messy.
Rihanna forgives him.
Right before becoming a Twitter ghost, Chris tweeted, "Just ask Rihanna if she mad????" He's got a good point. In fact, Brown could probably have silenced the entire ordeal had he made this snarky comment in the beginning, instead of attacking Jenny with crude sexual insults.
After all, Rihanna is currently spending holidays with him, sharing photos of him passed out in hotels, and collaborating with him in the studio. We don't really need too much more evidence to realize that she's comfortable with the "Don't Judge Me" singer. She and Chris represent two of the most rebellious celebrities in Hollywood; anything either of them does is likely to cause controversy. In the grand scheme of things, deleting a Twitter account is the least of their worries.
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