Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hypocrisy Amongst Celebs

I have three quick questions to ask and they should be simple enough to answer.

1...isn't it wrong to sell crack cocaine?

Answer: YES

2...isn't it wrong to participate in domestic violence? alleged or not?

Answer: YES

3...which "crime" is worse?

Answer: NEITHER; THEY ARE BOTH BAD CRIMES THAT YOU SHOULDN'T PARTICIPATE IN

According to gossip websites, Jay-Z feels some kind of way about Chris Brown because of the incident with his "adopted" little sister, RhiRhi. IF Chris Brown in fact did ATTACK Rihanna, well he rightfully deserves any backlash that comes his way. IF he was defending himself, well...I still don't think ANYONE should put their hands on someone else BUT if it was me, I'd defend myself too...even if I was a man.

I view Jay-Z as a hypocrite IF he is speaking outwardly against someone else and their alleged crimes when he has probably been the cause of several people dying, overdosing, or beating up some woman who doesn't deserve it BECAUSE they was smoking that shat he was selling. But I am sure this is the last thing that crosses his mind as he outwardly judges someone else. 

It isn't that I don't understand people like this...I understand them PERFECTLY. They have convinced themselves that their sins aren't as bad as someone elses, ESPECIALLY if they had a reason for doing them. At the end of the day, azzwipe, it was still a sin so who are you to be so vehement about the "sins" of someone else? They are nothing more than an irritating hypocrite. If you were to rewind 20 years ago and place Jay-Z in the critics seat, I'm sure he'd feel some kind of way about someone judging him for what he felt he needed to do to get ahead in life.

He even states in his music as long as his means justifies his end, who are you to question what he does...so it's okay for you to make excuses for something you KNOW is wrong? Chris hasn't made one excuse for what he allegedly did...just took his punches and rolled with it.  Personally, I respect that far more than someone who makes excuses.

Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Jay-Z, as well as, Chris Brown....I just wish people would stop finding time in their day to judge others like this. It's just highly unnecessary...


18 points of view:

NightFall914 said...

Great point.

Now, as someone who is 20yrs Chris Brown's senior wouldn't it be almost the responsible thing for Jay to speak out? Not in a "my actions weren't as bad" type of way but more in a "What you did was wrong and you gotta fix it" type of way?

Cuz truthfully the best advice usually comes from those that have done bad if not worse then us regardless of Celeb status. I haven't heard him say that but I'd hate to think that Jay would justify the things he used to do.

That "Do what I say and not what I do" type stuff has been in place for all of recorded time.

Assertive Wit said...

It's only the responsible thing to do if he isn't being judgmental...otherwise, he needs to keep his two cents in his pocket.

You haven't heard Jay say his means justified his end? LOL That's how he's ALWAYS justified the selling of crack. I was just listening to the song he said it in the other day...my brain is fuzzy but I'll go through my music and email you the title of the song so you can hear it.

That saying "you get more bees with honey than vinegar" is very true. I'm not saying grown folks need to be coddled when receiving advice but they definitely don't need to be lambasted by someone they once viewed as a friend. No point gets across that way...

NightFall914 said...

Very true. I think my issue is that no real (in my view) credible source has Jay really saying anything about C.B. It's all these gossip sites so its hard to say just whats what. It's like you said in the beginning of your post....Drug deal or domestic violence are both wrong period.

Assertive Wit said...

Yea, I agree...that's why I said "IF" :)

I was more or less using their allegations as an example of how people act with each other. People been doing this before there was ever a "Chris Brown" or "Jay-Z" and it has been irritating me since back then too LOL

♥Nikki Ms.Healthy KISSES♥ said...

Chris' camp released a statement denying that Jay-z incident is true but simply a rumor. This was posted today on popular gossip site. Anyway, I get what your saying, but like you said, this is Jay's "adopted" little sister...When something happens to someone you are close to, you dont care about being judgmental! lol, I know i'm not perfect but if you hurt anyone I love, I don't take the time to think about my wrongs. But that's just being human.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

well said sister

Assertive Wit said...

Nikki: I'm not believing anything the gossip sites said about the situation; I was more or less using the allegations as an example of how people will judge each other while forgetting they have their own raft to pick out of their eye. Notice, I said "IF" this stuff is true...

A lot of my family members and friends used to get upset with me because I don't IMMEDIATELY rush to their side of things when something "pop's off". I know there is ALWAYS two sides to EVERY story and to be blatantly bias because someone you care about is involved isn't being fair. I always put myself in the situation...what if that was me that people were being "cruel" too simply because a situation had come up with someone they were close to? I'd want them to hear my side as well as the other persons before ASSUMING I was wrong because that's their sister/brother/cousin/best friend.

I've lost friends over not IMMEDIATELY taking sides and I know it was for the better (me not being friends with them anymore). If you're wrong, you're wrong, whether I love you or not. My personal feelings for someone never plays a part in me being fair. So while you might look at it as someone "just being human", it doesn't mean it's fair or right.

♥Nikki Ms.Healthy KISSES♥ said...

:)I saw the "If" part, I just wanted to let you know the new update. But yes, I def agree that "immediately taking sides" is wrong. I was speaking more on the side of "Knowing the facts". When someone close to you has been badly hurt by another, its "likely" going to make you dislike the person or at the very least not want them around; that's what I consider human. A close loved one of mine was hurt by another and I actually saw it. I didn't revaluate myself but I wanted that person out of my loved one's life. So maybe it's just a fine line between judging, being protective, or simply standing up against something that isn't right in a civil way, regardless of your own past mistakes. That's just a personal opinion; I may even be straying from the original topic here,lol, sorry:). Great Post♥

Black Yoda said...

Great Blog. I was thinking something similar. I like the straightforward answers to the questions in the beginning.:-)

Have you ever heard someone pose a rhetorical question? The problem is....the question isn't really a rhetorical question. It has a definite and short answer...lol For example, I heard Young Jeezy rap,
"Moms smoking rocks/Same shit I’m selling/So who’s wrong: Her or me?"
He says it like there's no right answer here...lol (For those who aren't sure, the answer is they're both wrong.)

My point is the obvious isn't always so obvious. A friend of mine once told me: "I never insulted you, asshole!" LOL She believed what she said too. Sometimes emotions can cloud your judgment. It happens to all of us. You just got to try to recognize it or try to acknowledge it when someone you respect recognizes it in you and hopefully learn from it.

NaturallyAlise said...

I was thinking something along those lines myself... People are so quick to criticize others, but when they do the same thing or worse all of a sudden there is a bunch of rationalization. I say own up to you own missteps before wagging your finger at someone else. great post.

Assertive Wit said...

Nikki: I hear you...as for my friends and family being hurt by someone else, I look at that differently too. I've had friends/family that told me because someone had treated them a particular way, I couldn't be friends with someone. My thing is, until I am mistreated by someone, I don't have to treat them any kind of way then I normally been treating them. That's just me. I've been friends with people that others have HATED...until they slight me, we're cool. Someone elses battles are not mine until I get ran up on...many won't agree with that but that's how I stay out of a lot of "bullshat". What you mentioned...didn't really sound like judging...sounded more like being protective :)

For instance, I was friends with two people who were in a Chris/Rihanna situation. Was I being hit? Nope. Did I see EVERYTHING going on? A good 90% of it because I lived with them. I was still friends with both of them but I told them all that "fighting", don't do that insane shat in front of me or I wasn't being friends with neither of them. They knew it was wrong but that was their effed up relationship that I couldn't change for them...they had to change it for themselves. I didn't like it that he was leaving bruises on her; I didn't like it that she was just firing on that dude out the blue but I didn't get in the middle of it by saying one was worse than the other. That was my whole point...people be butting into stuff taking sides, instead of SINCERELY helping.

It was a stray from the original topic but somewhat relevant so you're all good LOL

Black Yoda: If you think about a question long enough, you can pretty much rationalize ANYTHING. So I just answered the question LOL

Young Jeezy is a clown; granted, I listen to his music but I will ALWAYS admit to his clown acting LOL and you're right BOTH PEOPLE are wrong. I think the obvious isn't obvious to some people because they are only thinking about how THEY feel AT THAT MOMENT. Folks rarely put themselves in the shoes of someone else so they rarely comprehend what it's like to be on the receiving end of something worse than what they are currently experiencing. Someone once told me that they don't put themselves in other people's shoes because they don't care to see what other people feel like. I told them be prepared to get treated plenty shatty by a lot of people then...

Alise: I know I called it Celeb Hypocrisy but normal people do this crap ALL the time. I had to tell 2 of my guy friends, who had taken it upon themselves to try and "save" this chick from herself, that they were both out of line. They asked me if their advice to her was wrong. It wasn't that their advice was wrong but I told them that how are they gonna tell her to stop being a jumpoff and to act like a lady but they smashing a different chick every few hours? Some people need to realize that even if you do have good advice, you aren't necessarily the one to be speaking on it when you aren't applying it your damn self. THAT'S BEING A HYPOCRITE.

Why don't people understand THAT? So the message gets lost. I understand that you should listen to the message but it's UBER difficult to do when the person delivering it is acting like Satan himself LOL

Craigjc said...

I agree with you 1-huned! "Those with glass houses, shouldn't throw stones".

Cheron L. Hall said...

Great points...Jay-Z fails to remember the video circulating the internet of him punching a woman in the face many years ago...I saw it and cannot find one anywhere...

all of the videos have been removed from the internet...

Assertive Wit said...

Cheron: thank you for pointing that out because all drug game aside THAT is the main reason he shouldn't be casting no judgement on anyone regarding putting their hands on females (whether the tabloids are true or not).

I guess it was okay because she was some random nobody...she was still someone's daughter.

Folks kill me!

Milly said...

Whats even worst is BET going along with banning Chris from the award show yet they let Don Cornelius who beat his wife around the same time Chris had his incident take the stage.


*sorry if it doesnt make sense---Im on cold medicine :(

Assertive Wit said...

Milly: I had no idea what you were talking about...then I found this:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/11/14/2008-11-14_don_cornelius_of_soul_train_to_be_charge.html

damn shame LOL

Jay_fever said...

Once you said he considers her his sister it clicked for me...

(hypothetically speaking of course) I could be the king of the woman beaters, Pablo Escobar, or George W. Bush...it doesn't matter...there is no way in hell somebody gonna put their hands on my sis and I'm letting that fly. F*ck that sh*t.

I mean, I do have some sympathy for the cat because he's young and has so much talent. But as a big brother with a younger sister...f*ck em.

Assertive Wit said...

Well Jay, I hope you are telling your sister that just because she is a woman, that doesn't give her a right to put her hands on men.

I have a younger brother and because his EX-girlfriend is a crazy banshee, he's been in the hospital with a stab wound to his stomach. Did he hit her? Nope, but she felt it was okay to attack him because she was upset. I don't do double standards so just like you feel about your younger sister, I do about my brother.

EVERYBODY NEED TO KEEP THEIR HANDS TO THEMSELVES...MALE OR FEMALE. That's what I tell my brother :)

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