*It appears that Chris Brown and Rihanna are revamping a love affair via Twitter, making duets and sending each other loving messages back-and-forth. The two star-crossed lovers are not being bashful about their devotion to one another, and the world is taking notice.
I admit that as the father of young women who are about the same age as Rihanna, I was saddened to see her get back together with Chris Brown. I provided a limited defense of Chris on CNN a couple of years ago, but only to a point. My goal was to be clear that making mistakes at the age of 19 does not permanently and automatically define you to be a social deviant.
But while I defended Chris, I looked at him out of the corner of my eye. In Mr. Brown, I saw (and still see) an arrogant young brother who feels entitled to anything he wants and doesn’t believe that he has to answer to anyone. In certain ways, he’s spoiled rotten, with millions of women, young and old, willing to do whatever he asks without any form of accountability whatsoever.