• Feminism

    Why Are We Still Supporting Abusive Artists?

    Chris Brown, R Kelly, Michael Jackson, the list of celebrity rapists and domestic abusers both convicted and suspected is ever-growing. The question is, why is support for such artists continuing to grow? And why are people so willing to overlook such horrific crimes just to listen to a good song or two? A few weeks ago I was listening to music with friends and a song by Chris Brown came on. I refuse to listen to artists that have committed violent crimes, so my immediate reaction was “skip this song”. The reactions of my friends shocked me. Just like any decent person would be they’re glad when rapists or abusers…