Chris Brown has been a topic of conversation in the gossip world lately as fans and critics hotly debate whether it’s too soon to forgive him for his domestic abuse against singer and former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
While many say it’s extremely inappropriate to praise him for his said “comeback,” it has been widely rumored that Rihanna herself has forgiven Brown for the assault and even still keeps in touch with him.
We now know for sure that’s true. There is no place more public than Twitter to make it known to the world that yes, these two are still in touch and, yes, they seem to be on friendly terms.
Earlier today, which is Rihanna’s 24th birthday, Brown tweeted, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN.” Robyn is Rihanna’s birth name. In case there was any doubt that the tweet was directed to her, Rihanna retweeted and responded just minutes later.
Followers responded with a flurry of mixed reactions.
“C’mon guys -_- I love ya together!!!! Get back together! If ya really love each other! Effff these haterZ! <3 muahzz!," one fan tweeted.
Another follower tweeted to Rihanna, “Remember bobby brown and Whitney Houston and what happen to her thanks to him. I love ur singing and don’t want anything to happen to you <3."
Is this exchange between Rihanna and Chris Brown an example of the power of forgiveness? Or a careless dismissal of the seriousness of violence against women?