12 Male Celebs Who Still Have Fans Despite Domestic Violence Accusations
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ten million men and women are physically abused by an intimate partner per year. The same organization also reports that one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by a partner during their lifetime. Simply stated, this is unacceptable.
While it’s as important as ever to show that any type of violence against your S.O. (or honestly, anyone) is never to be tolerated, it’s hard to clearly send that message when it seems that the public — and even more so, Hollywood — is constantly forgiving celebrity perpetrators of domestic assault, believing that their “art” outweighs their personal choices. We need to stop giving alleged assailants recognition and praise for their artistic work while turning a blind eye to their brutal indiscretions. This effectively shames future victims into silence and sends a message that domestic violence is okay — but it never is.
If you or someone you know is experiencing dating violence, please call 1-866-331-9474 or visit loveisrespect.org.
While Breezy's most well-known incident of violence against a woman happened on the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards when he beat up his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, that is hardly the only example.
Chris was charged with battery after photos surfaced of the "Needed Me" singer's face badly bruised and he even issued a public apology. However, his violence didn't end there. In June 2013, a club goer accused the rapper of shoving her to the ground. In September 2015, another woman claimed he physically pushed her off of his tour bus for refusing to give up her cell phone. In January 2016, yet again a female said he assaulted her, this time a punch in the face for trying to take a photo with him. His violent act towards a woman in August 2016, however, is the one that became a media frenzy.
Apparently, the 27-year-old threatened a woman inside of his home with a gun during a standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department. In a statement about that particular incident, Chris said, "My character's been defaced and who I am as a person and my integrity." (P.S. his 'integrity' has already been called into question because of his history of violence).
What's even more disturbing is that despite all of these violent allegations, he's won several Grammys, BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards, continues to be invited to award shows and Hollywood parties, and collaborates with other hit makers. Maybe the REAL issue is that people keep buying his tracks and financially supporting the charged assaulter, despite his cruel tendencies.
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