Chris Brown Is Horny and I Am Disturbed

I’m going to start this post off by saying that I’m lame. And I didn’t need my friend to tell me that, “Lauren your middle name should be lame-ass-punk,” to realize that. On Saturday night, while my friends went out and got their drink on until 4am, I sat at home with a bag of Smart Pop and SNL. I can’t tell you the last time I was actually home on a Saturday night to catch an episode of SNL, but knowing that Chris Brown was going to be on, I just had to see it.

Yeah, SNL was very strategic in booking Mr. Controversy, hoping people would tune in to see how it would all go down, and they succeeded. I mean, they at least got one new viewer this week.

And at first it was good. I can’t deny that Yeah x3 is a catchy song and that Chris Brown is a talented performer. I pushed my guilty feelings aside as I danced to the kitchen to refill my glass of Diet Coke. I let myself forget about his scandal and just enjoy him for the pop star that he is.

And then I saw his second performance of the evening. Brown chose to sing his latest song, No BS, and to say it made me uncomfortable is like saying walking in on my parents having sex makes me uncomfortable. [Shudder.]

Watch for yourself:

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The lyrics graphic and raunchy (“You know I’m horny/so why don’t you come over to my place/and put a smile on my face”), the kind of things you whisper into a lover’s ear (in private) or drunkenly sext them. Not the kind of thing you sing…on a television show….in front of millions of people.

Before I changed the channel mid-song to something that didn’t make me want to wash out my brain with soap, I couldn’t help but think back to the controversy surrounding Rihanna‘s newest song, S&M, and the double standard that exists in music. Chris Brown can sing about “keeping it in all night” on network television, but Rihanna’s getting censored and banned around the world for singing about consensual sex?

I’m disgusted. And not just by the thought of Chris Brown making a girl “take it over and over again.”  Can we create some standards here and hold everyone to them, regardless of gender?

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