ABC casts Chris Brown for “Black-ish” role and the internet is not happy

R&B artist Chris Brown will guest star on ABC’s Black-ish. The network has released the first photos of of the musician in character in the sitcom.

The episode will be airing Wednesday, March 29. According to the photo, Brown will share scenes with Anthony Anderson and Deon Cole.

But why do we care?

The only reason we care about Chris Brown guest starring on the hit ABC comedy Black-ish is because of his controversial past.

Though Brown has done one television role in the past on The O.C., and appeared in films such as Stomp the YardThink Like A Man, and This Christmas, we don’t really care about his acting abilities.

What we care about is the fact that Brown’s guest gig is on a family-friendly, Disney-owned ABC show after the allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, who was granted a court order one month ago that says Brown must stay 100 yards away from her, following her claiming repeated threats of harm and violence. Or maybe it’s because last summer Brown was arrested on felony assault charges, after a woman claimed the singer threatened her with a gun during an altercation. It could be because he was also hit with lawsuit from his own manager for alleged assault and battery. And we can’t forget the massive media attention he has gained since he infamously plead guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009.

I get second chances, but seriously?

And it doesn’t seem like I am the only one who thinks this. After the release of the photo, social media exploded with a lot of negative reaction. ABC has made no comment.

Chief communications officer for the National Domestic Hotline, Camika Crawford, told Fox News she hopes that Brown’s appearance on the ABC show will spark a conversation about domestic violence.

“Society tends to overlook incidents of domestic violence with celebrities and people they look up because it can be hard for you to think about that person in the light of them being controlling or abusive,” Crawford told Fox.

But Brown continues to be a troublemaker.

Last week, he was booed off stage in Reno, Nevada, after refusing to perform. Ticket-holders were refunded their money.

Featured Image: Variety/ Byron Cohen



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