Celebrities are people too and….

They make dumb ass decisions just like the rest of us, as evidenced by the fact that apparently Rhianna and Chris Brown have decided to get back together and work on their relationship. I am not a celebrity watcher in fact when the story broke that Chris had physically attacked Rhianna, I really didn’t know much about them. I guess they are popular with young folks.

This is one of those times where I realize I am not privy to all the details since I don’t know these folks personally but knowing that in today’s society where celebrity is celebrated and looked up to, the fact that a young woman decided to get back together with her attacker really bothers me. I wonder how many young girls may end staying with a so called good guy despite the fact that staying is dangerous to her health.

I am also saddened that I read a report where Rhianna’s father and I am paraphrasing basically stated that he trusts his daughter….look, call me old school, you can even call me crazy but when I was coming up, if a young man had put his hands on me the way Chris did Rhianna (if those pictures floating around the net are real, it was quite ugly) that is a young man who would have had hands laid on him by my male relatives. Of course my father is a minister so the young man would have really gotten hands laid on him….

Yet in this case and again I am acknowledging that I don’t know a lot, but even celebrities like P. Diddy or whatever he calls himself these days is helping these two work out their issues. (damn, did I miss where Diddy went and became a licensed therapist?)

I’m sorry but this whole situation sends out a lousy message to the worth of young women especially young Black women, if a pretty, young, rich and talented female can still get her ass physically kicked by her man and she takes him back, what does that say to LaShonda?

On the other hand if parents and relatives and other concerned adults would rise to the occasion to be a part of young peoples lives maybe we can have a shift where the people young folks look up to are those who are real and active in their lives…. perhaps we can have a shift. Parents, too many of us have given up being parents instead we want to be friends….no! Our job is to parent, and in being parents we must model the behavior we want our kids to take on, kids are too precious to let tvs and other media resources raise our kids.

Today is one of those days, I can’t quite put an end on this post but lets look at our lives and lets looks to be positive so that the message our kids take comes from us and not so called celebrities.

As for Chris and Rhianna, maybe they can work out their issues but considering what all he allegedly did to her, I doubt that was the first time he laid hands on her. On the other hand, maybe they can prove an old lady wrong.

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