Chris Brown is also becoming a soft target. He’s unlikable in every other aspect of his life, from Twitter to Good Morning America, and his music is sub-guilty pleasure levels of bad. And so everyone who writes about music, be it in the pages of a printed magazine or on their personal Tumblr, is getting their moment to stand up and let the world know just how much they hate it when men hit women.
I guess we should try to be consistent, so…
|The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction|
Erin Everly, in the inspiration for “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” called her marriage to Axl Rose a “nightmare of domestic violence.” She filed a lawsuit against him in 1994, which was settled out of court for a rumoured sum of one million dollars.
|Dr. Dre – The Chronic|
Dr. Dre brutally assaulted Dee Barnes in front of a crowd of people, who his bodyguard held back. When she ran into a woman’s bathroom, he followed her in and continued to punch her in the back of the head. He released the critically-acclaimed album The Chronic the next year and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Eminem jokes about it in “Guilty Conscience.”
|Yanni – Yanni Live at the Acropolis|
Yanni ordered his girlfriend to move out in the middle of dinner, called her a “cunt” and a “whore,” then slapped her.
|Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls|
Vince Neil was charged with domestic violence in 2011. Tommy Lee spent six month in jail for beating his wife, Pamela Anderson, in 1996. Also not worth forgetting — Neil killed the drummer from Hanoi Rocks in 1984.