Yes, fuck Chris Brown. He’s a violent, horrible dude. He shouldn’t be forgiven and his actions shouldn’t be forgotten. No argument.

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 BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Beyond his history of verbal abuse, John Lennon beat his first wife, Cynthia, and allegedly beat Yoko Ono.

Guns N’ RosesAppetite 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. DreThe 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.”

YanniYanni 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 CrüeGirls, 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.

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