Domestic Violence Activists in Guyana Say No to Chris Brown Concert
Headlines are reporting that young couple, Chris Brown and Rihanna, have forgiven and forgotten and have reignited the flames of their relationship. Chris Brown recently ended a relationship with his girlfriend of two years, Karrueche Tran, and he admitted that he ended it because he did not want to hurt her by pursuing a “friendship” with Rihanna.
While Rihanna may have forgiven that Brown physically abused her, Domestic Violence activists in Guyana have not.
Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in Guyana for a concert and it is causing a stir. Guyanese activists say that Brown beat Rihanna and escaped jail time, which is what happens in Guyana; men beat women and they are allowed to go free without facing any major consequences.
Brown is scheduled to perform in Guyana on December 26 and if some Guyanese activists have their way, it won’t happen.
“As if life in Guyana could not get more bizarre, we read that the Government of Guyana as part of its mission to promote tourism is bringing Chris Brown to Guyana. Chris Brown gained additional notoriety for his attack on his girlfriend, Rihanna,” said a letter from Save Guyana. “Chris Brown, like many of the men who brutalize women in Guyana, did not do any jail time for this action. In Guyana, the Government and the Private Sector cannot provide funding to sustain the domestic violence programs needed to rehabilitate men like Chris Brown.”