As the Body Language Expert for Dancing With the Stars on Season 8 and doing analyses for Entertainment Tonight and various magazines, all I can say is that I am appalled that Chris Brown was allowed back into the ABC Family after his window punching incident last week.
I am not alone in my disgust that he was allowed on DWTS as host Tom Bergeron and top female dancer Cheryl Burk were equally disgusted. Although Tom tried to be the pro that he is, his stiff body language and half smile gave away his displeasure. He even mentioned publically that he wasn’t thrilled about Chris being there and it showed in his ambivalent half smile and in Tom’s tight body language on the show.
Cheryl who publicly spoke of her own abuse was disgusted that an abuser would appear on the same show are herself. She said that even though she could do nothing about it she wasn’t happy but did what she could do to in speaking out and expressing her displeasure.
CHRIS BROWN- THE ANGRY PERFORMER
His anger not only appeared off the stage it appeared on the stage as well with his punching dance moves that looked like he would be better in a boxing ring than on a dance floor. In the photo above you can see the anger in his clench fists and extended knuckles.
Before Chris appeared in his devil red and black suit with chains on the there was what I thought a very contrived and cheap shot. A little boy in a white suit yelled out “ Hey it’s Chris Brown” as the little boy began to tumble on to the stage and break danced.
That disgusted me that a little kid was being used to promote Chris Brown. I think associating Chris Brown with the little excited kid was a disgusting ploy to enroll other kids. The fact that a kid essentially introduced Chris Brown’s performance and then began to perform himself was merely used as a distraction to help mollify Chris’ negative perception. After all who can;t feel warm and fuzzy towards a little break dancing kid in a suit?
As Chris took to his singing and dancing he began what I thought was indicative of who he is as a person– an angry hostile man. His punching moves in his first dance were a complete a turn off and highly inappropriate . If he was there to rectify his image he certainly didn’t do it with his dancing moves.
While his acrobatics were impressive I still couldn’t shake the photos etched in my brain of Rihanna’s face that was pummeled by him.
As I recalled what he did to the window at ABC I got even more disgusted by him. To think of the force he used in breaking this sealed and reinforced window was also repulsive to me. Anyone else would have been arrested and put in jail but celebrity justice is no doubt what kept him free. I kept thinking of that and it was maddening. He was even invited back to GMA to explain himself which further sickened me as anyone else would NEVER have been invited back to GMA or to any show ever again for that hateful and dangerous antic.
Thus, it was impossible for me to appreciate any of his talents. When I heard the audience clapping loudly and standing to their feet , there was no doubt in my mind that this was choreographed as well. It further disturbed me as to why this nasty violent creature was being celebrated in any shape or form.Why he was allowed on the DWTS stage in the first place was beyond my comprehension.
But clearly, someone high above made sure that Chris would be successful in spite of himself. It no doubt appears to be all about dollars and cents.
But to me, this violent out of control creature simply looked like a mean devil dressed in red and chains. I would never purchase anything with he was associated. In fact I would encourage others to boycott him as well. We simply cannot showcase and honor those who are violent. There is enough world violence out there and we certainly don’ tneed it in our artists who’s aim is to entertain and bring us joy.
Then he was introduced for his second song set as he wore a white suit with lights on it that changed colors designed to distract people . I did like the lighted suit that changed colors as I did like the backup dancer’s neon looking outfits and the choreography. But that still didn’t change the reality. To me he is still a Toxic Man who happened to be wearing a lighted suit that changed colors.
Then Chris was done performing and I saw Chris Browns face drenched in sweat as he held his silver metal spiked fingerless glove up to his face as he as in a praying hand position with his hands clasped together. I found this incongruity of prayer and violence sickening and hypocritical. Brown was thrilled the DWTS audience received him well and pressed his praying hands together as an act of humility and forgiveness. But to me it said cockiness with is head even cocked to the side. He “got over” on everyone. His mindset was that even though he was violent and out of control, he was still loved and revered !
As a violent creature who beat up Rihanna a beat up a window, in my view Chris Brown should not be wearing that glove as it could prove to be a lethal weapon if used inappropriately on someone.
His handlers who were so concerned about his image forgot a crucial element. They forgot to not allow him to dress in a spiked metal violent glove. So their image makeover with his hair back to black and his DWTS appearance backfired as the boxing like punching dance moves , hostile hands and hateful and hostile weapon- like glove said it all! www.drlillianglass.com