NBC Rewarding Bad Behavior?
Controversial rapper Chris Brown performs on 'Today' show
- Duration 8:14
- Date Jul 15, 2011
Controversial rapper Chris Brown performs on 'Today' show
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In the personal story segment tonight and my brand new book of the -- -- I -- -- and expose the cultural rot that's eating away at American society.
Now think about this Charlie Sheen and -- man and cash -- The dubious new musical sensation who's get sleazy tour is raking in millions.
And today I was proven right once again.
Not you may remember the singer Chris Brown when he pleaded guilty to beating his then girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.
-- Americans were disgusted by violent behavior.
But did not stop him from getting top billing this morning on The Today Show now.
Are you concerned at all we answer -- what he did to Rihanna.
You see my face.
I need to learn about that you don't believe the police reports now his -- couldn't -- -- -- like.
Dead today and I believe that she'd probably -- this situation for a show you this one picture because here's a picture of Rihanna after the incidents.
And I've never seen a picture Chris Brown where it showed that he had any sort of injuries that are anywhere close to this I still back.
She should've walked out the clock eating it all -- you are rewarding bad behavior by staying out here.
Maybe maybe so people.
Knowledge on a stand there and let us now to analyze -- jetBlue Green he's a Fox News contributor and Cooper Lawrence author of the book that -- Of celebrity how appropriate today -- lady.
A couple of nights ago might not buyout collaborator Mirai and I we're going down 48 street here in Manhattan -- in we both thought.
-- -- all these people sleeping in the street I thought my -- the economy really is bad there's a lot of people sleeping in the street are tense there's like little cooking -- but couldn't believe it.
Really realize -- we're camping out.
Two nights early to see Chris Brown now what do you think of his music.
Beat his girlfriend -- to a pulp.
He uses the N word the C word the S -- the -- Ford the most degrading.
Misogynist lyrics and in some some of his top songs like look at me now.
And he's -- ABC studio.
Yet he treated like royalty the -- whatever -- the best analogy is.
On The Today Show the latest in jumping care.
He also uses that -- word which is -- Oh the haters stop Haiti and on me and has no public.
Understanding that he needed to be held accountable for his -- and re watching that video it's just really really sad to see.
Those young women not being able to recognize that he is giving in I think all millennial celebrities a bad rap.
He he's really focus I think on the church of me and and there are others whether it's -- doesn't -- what does that.
The big they aren't all of these great technologies empowering technologies to focus on the -- of the but it's also acting and Chris Brown's example a prime example of the black entertainment complex not holding him accountable the response to.
The white entertainment complex.
How about everyone I meet an NBC that people who are anchors at NBC great parents are good people.
I'm sure they would want their kids go around using this line which are behaving this way but.
And I guess executives and NBC thought the gonna get 181000 people camping out guys and this is what -- this -- like this ever does that mean I'm sorry if -- million -- -- following three.
My point I can't -- that's going on but I want to explain to respond to help to businesses -- mob looked at the ballot now I'm just to make things going on one is what we do we make these social comparisons we didn't it broke out -- -- things I want would decide some of them are in group or unwilling to see.
What's blatant in front of us you showed that person a picture of what Rihanna looked like.
Oh I don't think that's her I don't know if you know what what she did -- to instigate that it's this -- Faith that people have in their celebrities once they decide that politically that is that the family.
Allowing this -- and that's in the -- that's what celebrity -- because that's so yeah I think a lot of these people we talked -- were kids that have been a lot of and -- -- -- -- really intimate and let -- is -- exactly.
Yeah the illusion in your city the elusive intimacy it's well.
I know -- he is give them a platform.
Then -- what are the Brady less accountable than that people are gonna be able to hold it what do you say they don't walk walk away from it.
It it doesn't really really bad example but I think what it also does -- -- young people is to perpetuate.
A -- -- I type about African Americans to African Americans are aren't given.
A bad rap by a guy who has been the one I can't read most of these lyrics but I will some Islam this is look at me now -- -- top the top hits and in the in the world actually.
Little and the word bigger then gorilla 'cause I'm killing every blank and word that try to be on my password.
How is this is good for anyone including him and I actually feel -- actually feel bad for him because.
I don't know what happened to him out of it got mixed up with some really bad entertainment -- I don't know if it's a family -- I have no idea but underneath -- -- might be a man of great talent.
But he needs help.
You know we shouldn't be giving you the right thing the church of meek is a regular research on this that says that people should ask people how religious thought it out the less -- you are more likely you want to worship a celebrity now but let's talk about cash out she's 24 years old scheme from Nashville she said I came -- this reliever.
Basically -- but I'm summarizing conservative national family but now I just want it tell everyone to be themselves we'll catch up on her get sleazy tore her song below and sleazy.
Basically invites men into a trailer takes pictures of their private parts and then post them on the -- of her trailer as little photographic trophies.
Young women listening to that this is your culture how is this empowering this cuts across every age group -- -- younger thirty somethings twenty somethings teens.
Are ingesting this stuff on a daily basis catch up what those -- -- one of the top selling artists not it's you know I'm I'm not a fan of censorship.
But we also like a tip about it and I hadn't called to give her her record contract.
Why aren't more young women like Taylor Swift given an opportunity that I must get a pretty good record -- you know that there are institutions.
That are you know really benefiting while all the -- -- the family -- -- -- not involved -- and I -- -- I I can't I can't read you.
Most of the lyrics in these songs and whether it's off si lo Green the area that F word is -- every song Enrique Iglesias his father obviously it was so Leo Iglesias all the girls that -- before and his is I -- blanking tonight.
Don't trumped all the girl would report I wanna block.
And again this is what we steep our children and and we wonder why kids are so depressed today teen suicide dropout rate low self esteem.
And yet we sit around your thinking oh this is wonderful -- south actual I think in everyone's being themselves -- -- -- you can take it away here but.
To me I think we had met in how we can laugh at it and some of it is funny but.
A lot of it is a really really startling -- starkly degrading well I definitely think there's a celebration of bad behavior.
And and there are some accountability that the media institutions have to take for it.
But I also think it's important not to use that as a reflection of the broader generation because unfortunately.
These are the role models this is what is represented the millennial generation -- the name of the metal on our -- As a recipient excuse me at three days ago our thing now.
What -- latest -- -- filthy -- -- -- really -- -- -- the old men and women who are fighting on the Frontline outlook.
Who don't get so much great service who don't get that attention they don't have family and followers.
That is not what happens that we can do better man that's I think we don't include that thanks I played and played my friend -- ahead as the factor.