After the singer’s big win and two performances at the Grammy Awards Sunday, celebrities and music fans alike have taken to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to lambaste Brown for his history of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend, fellow singer, Rihanna.
Country singer Miranda Lambert is the most recent celebrity to publicly declare her ire for Brown.
"Twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl ... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys,” Lambert tweeted about Brown.
"Gun Powder and Lead" is one of Lambert’s songs about a woman preparing to confront her abusive husband.
In 2009, Brown and Rihanna got into a physical altercation before the Grammys. Brown was charged with two felonies and sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service.
Jack Osbourne, Michelle Branch and Eric Stonestreet from “Modern Family” also weighed in on Twitter.
"People don't forget! #chrisbrownbeatswomen" Jack Osbourne tweeted. "If Chris Brown had worn a wife beater, the irony would eclipse the whole show #chrisbrownbeatswomen."
Michelle Branch added: "Trying not to go off on a rant but…Chris Brown…*bites tongue* have we forgiven him? #Grammys."
Actor Wil Wheaton got right to the point.
“Everyone who apparently forgot what Chris Brown did to [Rihanna] should read the police report on exactly what he did.”
Brown responded back this week with his own vitriolic tweet.
“HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That's the ultimate F--- OFF," the singer posted to his own Twitter account.
Either Brown or his handlers decided that tweet was maybe too much, because they soon deleted it.
“Chris Brown still has both an unchecked anger management problem and a massive ego,” said Amelia McDonell Parry, the Editor-in-Chief of the women’s website The Frisky.com. “Despite all of this, his public comeback was essentially arranged for and celebrated by the Grammy Awards! Honestly, those who ‘hate’ on Chris Brown are only responding to and critiquing the person he has actively and unapologetically declared himself to be.”
In the past twenty-four hours, bloggers have also begun a scathing attack on Brown.
A headline on the women’s website The Gloss.com declared: “Please Continue Hating on Chris Brown.” The writer, Jennifer Wright, argued that “he is actually the worst person in the entire universe. Chris Brown, people don’t hate you because you’re some sort of scrappy up-and-comer in a world of people who demand the crusts be cut off their tea sandwiches. You’re not being wrongly persecuted and beating the odds, here. People hate you because you beat your girlfriend until she had to go to the hospital.”
The website The A.V. Club penned an article under the title: “Chris Brown generously just gave humankind another reason to hate him.”
But that reaction wasn’t universal. A disturbing number of young women have been tweeting in support of Brown, declaring things like: “I would let Chris Brown beat on me,” and “Chris Brown can punch me in the face any day.”
“The fact that young girls tweeted that he could hit them anytime is frightening. Do they not remember the graphic photos of Rihanna bruised and bloodied?,” said In Touch correspondent Dorothy Cascerceri. “People should be allowed to enjoy his music but for young girls to be tweeting such a horrible thing, it sounds like some parents out there need to have some conversations with their daughters.”