â€œIf a man hit me, Iâ€™d leave him. Why do women go back to a guy who abuses them? Whatâ€™s wrong with them?â€ Well, hereâ€™s part of your answerâ€¦ Chris Brownâ€™s crying performance at the 2010 BET Awards Sunday night. Check it out. The crying part is after all the very well executed Michael Jackson dance moves, during Brownâ€™s attempt to sing â€œMan in the Mirror.â€
Did you see how many people were moved by Chrisâ€™s tears? How many women were moved by his tears?
Twitter lit up tonight with all of the people who were moved by Brownâ€™s tears and choked up attempts to sing â€œMan in the Mirror.â€ Scores of folks are ready to forgive him everything heâ€™s ever done. Look! Heâ€™s clearly a changed man. Look at him breaking down at â€œMan in the Mirror.â€ Chris is ready to â€œmake a change.â€ Brown was practically bawling up there. He must have been wiping away gallons of tears.
Look at the pictures. I donâ€™t see any tears. Brown didnâ€™t produce any genuine tears. But, he did score a huge PR coup tonight. Would we be talking about his performance if he hadn't cried? Probably, but not for as long as we are. He tugged on our heart strings, and pulled us in. Chris Brown made what should have been a tribute to MJ, a tribute to himself. He became the center. All else fell away.
This is why women go back, dear readers, because the emotion of their abuser seems genuine. It draws them back. Like Brownâ€™s emotion tonight seemed genuine, drawing us back. Welcome to the â€œhoneymoon phase,â€ folks. Let's hope it lasts.