Sunday, January 2, 2011

Now what did I just say?

Just a few days ago I was talking about how men are socialized to think that its necessary to cut down the manhood of other men in order to boost their own. Well look at what Chris Brown and B2K member De'Mario Thornton a.k.a. Raz-B have done.

Now most people are gonna see this and stop at calling these guys on homophobia then high five each other for being so progressive.

That's only part of the story. In effect those people think the reason Al-Queda is causing trouble is because they have access to AK-7s. Homophobia was the weapon but it was not the cause of this "war".

You see the reason they went on that shouting match isn't because they were setting out to insult gays. Oh what they did was wrong and they shouldn't get a free pass on it and I'm not trying to advocate such a thing. However if we really want to get to the heart of the matter and prevent this type of behavior once and for all we have to really get down to why they did it.

Each one was trying to assert his superiority over the other.

Yes each man was trying to make the other look like less of a man in front of the Twitter universe in order show that he was the better man in the exchange. There should be no need for that. In my opinion if Thornton really wanted to know "how can n -- s like @ebenet & @ChrisBrown disrespect women as Intelligent as @HalleBerry11 [and] @Rihanna." then maybe he should have just asked him directly instead of throwing comments out like that. Yes given that both of these men are celebrities (I mean look at how quick this blew up) meaning he probably wouldn't have had that hard of a time getting in contact with Brown I kinda think he made that comment for the sole purpose of provoking a response out of him (or possibly trying to score brownie points for him self by kicking an easy target).

Either way what they did was wrong and should not have happened for more reasons that the homophobia that went on during the conversation.
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