By MAMAMIA TEAM
The blogosphere is rarely kind to Chris Brown.
This is not without reason.
In the eight years since he hit the big time, the singer has been convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, Rihanna. When questioned about the incident on Good Morning America in 2011, he reportedly became violent backstage and tweeted this: “I’m so over people bring this past s**t up!! Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there bullshit [sic].”
In 2012, he got a tattoo that very closely resembles a battered woman. In January this year, he allegedly punched and threatened to shoot rapper, Frank Ocean, over a parking space. At around the same time Chris Brown got back together with Rihanna. They have since broken up again.
All of these events have been well-documented by the media, in particular, women’s outlets. And, as you can imagine, not in a positive light.
Last Saturday, there was a Chris Brown interview in The Guardian. The interview revealed that Chris Brown “lost his virginity” at age eight. (Read: was raped at age eight. Because he was eight.):
He lost his virginity when he was eight years old, to a local girl who was 14 or 15. Seriously? “Yeah, really. Uh-huh.” He grins and chuckles. “It’s different in the country.” Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. “By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.”
Pretty full on, right?
Jezebel and The Gloss are two of the biggest women’s blogs on the inter webs. They’re progressive, with a strong stance against victim-blaming in rape cases. And, to be honest, a relatively strong stance against Chris Brown.
This week, both of those things were in the news.
And Jezebel and The Gloss reacted very differently.
In response to the interview, Jezebel staff writer, Doug Barry (one of the site’s few male writers), wrote an article titled: ‘Chris Brown brags about losing his virginity when he was eight.’
We’re sure you can imagine what followed, but here is the particularly unsettling paragraph that everyone’s talking about: