Chris Brown took to his Instagram to finally open up about the tragedy of Michael Brown’s murderer, Darren Wilson not getting indicted by the grand jury. Many celebrities have offered their words of hope, pain and fear, but the “Post To Be” singer showed us one of the most vulnerable sides of him since his tearful Michael Jackson tribute performance in 2010. “We as a black community and me as a young black troubled individual need justice to be done,” Brown admitted on his Instagram.
Even if you enjoy his music and his dancing makes you smile, there’s no denying that Chris Brown is indeed troubled. But at least now, we can say he’s admitted it. There’s not one of us who can claim perfection. And without dragging you through a timeline of the plethora of “troubled individual” actions Brown’s committed, let’s just focus on him taking a stance in a racial injustice that’s plagued his specific demographic for decades, maybe even centuries, and let’s also congratulate Brown on this type of self realization he was vulnerable enough to publicly share.
This tragedy has shaken many of us and now is the time to stand together to get the attention we need from the government so that there’s ways to ease the tensions between law enforcement and people of color. Celebrities stand on a large platforms and they’re able to reach millions of people within seconds via social media.
I’ve seen Chris Brown posts pop up on my Instagram feed that had only been live for two minutes and that very photo would already amass over 5,000 likes. Chris Brown’s heartfelt post on Michael Brown has already gained over 177,000 likes and at the time of the publishing of this post, it’s only been live four hours. That’s a lot of awareness beauties. And yes, Chris Brown is who he is and has done what he’s done, but now is not the time to demonize another Black man, especially when he’s using his spotlight to shine it on this terrible injustice against Michael Brown.
What do you think about Breezy’s vulnerable share? Sound off in the comments below.