Chris Brown, You're Staying Here
Blog, Blog: Aminah Ortiz // Vlog: Aminah Oritz, Valerie Klinker, and Jockula Ballard
Jun 09, 2010
Chris Brown was in for quite a shock when he learned that he was not allowed in Britain. British officials don’t think it’s a “good idea” to allow someone with his criminal record into the country, as if he’s going to be randomly attacking strangers on the street.
Scheduled to perform in Manchester, Birmingham and London on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, the concerts were postponed until further notice.
What about the poor fans that bought those tickets? They wasted their very, very valuable money on tickets that they’ll never use.
Barbara Woodward, director of the UK boarder agency’s international group, said that they have the right to refuse to let anyone into the country, and that public safety is their number one concern. This is interesting in of itself. Of course they have the right to refuse to let people into their country, but why would they? Would they refuse me if I tried to take a bottle of lotion more than 3 oz.?
As we all know, Chris Brown hasn’t exactly been the number one do-gooder lately, but to just throw this massive mistake back into his face? That’s uncalled for. He just got smacked in the face by the justice system – again.
Nevertheless, think about it. He served his time and I don’t think he’d ever do something like beating a woman again – especially not in the four days he’ll be there. He’s got too much on the line nowadays.
The UK's idea has so many holes in it, it looks like Swiss cheese. So you don’t let him into a huge country where he needs to perform and earn a living because he’s a singer who beat up his fellow-singer girlfriend two years ago? (That sounds really bad, actually.)
What about all the other people who’ve beat their spouses? Is Britain going to do a background check on everyone who goes into their country? I highly doubt it. Any other man could just waltz up right up to the boarder and say “I’m American and I’d like to visit your country,” and BOOM! They’d be let in without another word.
Britain shouldn’t really be complaining. He’s bringing money to their country, and this awkward, unnecessary move, is bad publicity. If the people of Britain were really that concerned they would be slapped by Chris Brown, then no one would have bought his tickets, now would they?
Chris Brown is not a big threat if he’s only there for four days. Britain, get over yourself.
-- Aminah Ortiz1 of 1