Singer Chris Brown has been trampled on by the media as of late, but it seems as though one of the people you’d least expect to defend him has. And who is that person? None other than Rosie O’Donnell. O’Donnell vocalized her thoughts on Brown’s situation on her radio show, stating that she feels his “haters” might be racist.
“I just don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else,” O’Donnell said on her Sirius XM show Rosie Radio.
Rosie’s executive producer did imply that race ism might be why Chris has been treated the way he has, Rosie replied: “I totally think there is, and I also think it’s why he felt he was safer with Robin Roberts [who is also African-American].” Rosie added that she felt “mildly angry” at Robin while watching her interview Chris.
A TV insider for PopEater.com had this to say about Rosie’s thoughts on Brown.
“Chris Brown violently beat his girlfriend and almost threw a chair through a window and currently has the number one album on the Billboard charts, and Rosie feels sorry for him because he is black?” said the TV insider. “This kid is rich and powerful and keeps getting away with bad behavior. If Rosie was backstage at ‘GMA’ when the staff was so frightened they had to call the police, she would be singing a very different tune. This has nothing to do with the color of his skin but rather his disgraceful behavior.”