Don’t expect much coverage of the walking skidmark on humanity’s underwear that is Chris Brown here at Evil Beet now that I’m running the joint. Before he hit the spotlight, I never knew it was possible to hold so much ire for someone you’ve never met. Everything he does disgusts me, as does the way he looks, speaks, tweets, sings… need I go on? So this story isn’t really about him so much as it is about Frank Ocean, Brown’s polar opposite in every way: he’s a talented musician, he doesn’t hit women or hate gay people and he’s what seems to be a really lovely guy.
We all know the tale by now: late last month, Brown attacked Ocean outside an LA recording studio when Ocean apparently “disrespected” Brown by refusing to shake his hand. Well, you know what they say – if you can’t shake hands, ball them into fists and beat people with them. That’ll really prove to the world that you’re a reformed character! While most people would be eager to get all litigious on Satan’s human form, Ocean is taking the high road and basically just wants to leave it behind him and move on with his life because, you know, assholes never change and it’s not worth stooping to Brown’s level.
From Frank’s Tumblr:
“As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person. I’ll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace.”
You’re not only an artist and a modern person, Frank, you’re also someone the likes of Chris Brown could take a few lessons from.