How long does a terrible act stay with a person? If you’re Chris Brown, the answer may be “a lifetime.” A Twitter battle erupted between the singer and Jenny Johnson, a female comedian. It all began after Brown innocuously tweeted, “”I look old as f—! I’m only 23;” to which Johnson replied, “I know! Being a worthless piece of s— can really age a person.” As one can imagine, the ensuing exchange went downhill fast.
Who is Jenny Johnson? Sure, she is a comedian. But, one look at her Twitter page and you might think she was the self-appointed prosecutor charged with making sure everyone knows just what Brown did to Rihanna back in 2009. She has attacked Chris Brown in her mentions for the past two years. At one point her attacks were so out of control that the 23-year old pop-star blocked Johnson’s Twitter account. It’s unclear if he unblocked her account or if someone re-Tweeted her response to his page, but somehow they began a war of words.
The Brown/Johnson Twitter war has enraged Team Breezy fans and outraged the section of the public that still holds onto the 2009 assault against Rihanna. For her part, Johnson excused her ridiculous attack (yet again) on the singer saying, “I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing.” Let’s examine that thought for a second. First, Chris Brown has admitted fault (pleading guilty to felony assault in June 2009). Second, in July of the same year Brown posted a brief video on his official YouTube page apologizing to Rihanna fans and the general public for his actions. Third, in interviews following the crime, the Graffiti singer discussed how domestic violence touched his own life and gave insight into his past. Lastly, he has worked with charities and youth groups to speak out against domestic violence. For Johnson and people like her, what more is he supposed to do?
It might stand to reason that the comedian is a concerned advocate against domestic violence if she trolled Charlie Sheen on Twitter as ferociously as she does Brown. Sheen has been charged with domestic abuse against his former wife Brooke Mueller and was involved in a sorted case involving a porn star in his hotel room in 2011. If there was ever someone who was not remorseful, surely she could conclude that Sheen isn’t and her attacks, however misguided, might be warranted given her tweet about respect and change. However, that is not the case.
After two relentless years of the comedian attacking him, it’s understandable why he wanted to respond. However, Brown went too far in his response to Johnson. Saying things like, “Take them teeth out when u Sucking my d— HOE,” and “Let me leave this bitch alone … it’s good to know my worth by listening to a bitch that is worthless! #win #bushpigswag,” isn’t going to win the bad boy fans. With his image supposedly on the upswing, this mis-step may cost the recently signed model.
It may be best for Chris Brown to permanently delete his Twitter page…and fire his public relations team while he’s at it. He may only be 23, but if he continues to shoot himself in the foot where his image is concerned, he may be involuntarily retired from the music industry by age 25.