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oprahpic.jpgAlthough I am certainly not one to fall down at Oprah’s feet and praise every word she says like some people, I do have to give her props for her latest public message to singer Rihanna, whose boyfriend, singer Chris Brown was recently charged with two felonies for assaulting her in February. According to recent media reports, the two singers have apparently reconciled and were spotted on vacation together.
Said Oprah, who will be devoting a episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” later this week to a discussion about domestic violence:

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna, if I were your friend, I’d call you up and say, ‘Give it some time. Get yourself some counseling. Take care of yourself. Heal yourself first…. If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again.

Good for you Oprah! I really hope Rihanna listens to advice like this because I fear the next time Chris hits her, we’ll be reading headlines that say “Singer Chris Brown Kills Rihanna in Fit of Rage.”
Unfortunately, Gayle King, Oprah’s BFF and Editor-at-Large for “O, The Oprah Magazine” has given the couple her blessing to get back together. “If you guys want to get back together, I’m OK with that,” said King. “But at least take some time. I am so worried she is sending the wrong message to the young fans. And him, too!”
I, for one, am not OK with them getting back together. Sadly, Rihanna has already sent a horrible message to young women everywhere, that it’s OK to accept physical abuse from one’s significant other. Getting back with an abusive boyfriend–especially when the abuse was made very public–was not a very wise decision on her part. What she really needs to do is walk away and have Chris sort out his issues. Hopefully he’ll have a long time to do this–from a prison cell–and could one day, in the very far future, earn Rihanna’s forgiveness.
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