I am the mother of a13 year old. We saw Chris Brown in concert 4 years ago. My 13 year old and my other daughter absolutely loved the concert. We were on the second row and my daughter who was nine at the time, wanted me to give Chris her phone number. She loooovvveeed Chris!!!! Once the news broke of the infamous "incident", my 13 year old and her friends now hate Chris. I bought Chris' new CD because I like his music and told my daughters that Chris deserves another chance. They said "No way. There is no excuse for violence." I liked their repsonse because they have never seen my husband (their father) violent toward me or anyone. Yet, I think Chris needs to work on gaining the trust of this demographic again, if its possible.
My suggestion for Chris is to do a campaign targeted at your teen-aged demographic (13-19) that says something like what I did was wrong and encourage girls to only be with partners who are non-violent and kind. Maybe even, gives some tips on how to know if a person is violent. I think Chris needs to do a lot more to repair his image because the teen in my house (and her friends) have no tolerance for Chris right now. However Chris' team chooses to handle his image management is up to them. Yet I think Chris' image repair will take a really long time if he fails to be truthful and obviously remorseful about the events that took place. Yes, we saw the apologies and those were great. But more is needed. There is lots of anger and unforgiveness toward Chris out here.
I am completely rooting for Chris. I believe he has talent enough to have a long career in entertainment. I just wanted to share the feedback that I have heard.
By the way, how do I find the remix tape that was released on February 14th?