Chris Brown Cries during BET 2010 Michael Jackson Tribute: But was it genuine? (Video)

“If a man hit me, I’d leave him. Why do women go back to a guy who abuses them? What’s wrong with them?” Well, here’s part of your answer… Chris Brown’s crying performance at the 2010 BET Awards Sunday night. Check it out. The crying part is after all the very well executed Michael Jackson dance moves, during Brown’s attempt to sing “Man in the Mirror.”

 

Did you see how many people were moved by Chris’s tears? How many women were moved by his tears?

Twitter lit up tonight with all of the people who were moved by Brown’s tears and choked up attempts to sing “Man in the Mirror.” Scores of folks are ready to forgive him everything he’s ever done. Look! He’s clearly a changed man. Look at him breaking down at “Man in the Mirror.” Chris is ready to “make a change.” Brown was practically bawling up there. He must have been wiping away gallons of tears.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Musician Chris Brown performs a Michael Jackson tribute onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Musician Chris Brown performs a Michael Jackson tribute onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Gallons, eh?

Look at the pictures. I don’t see any tears. Brown didn’t produce any genuine tears. But, he did score a huge PR coup tonight. Would we be talking about his performance if he hadn’t cried? Probably, but not for as long as we are. He tugged on our heart strings, and pulled us in. Chris Brown made what should have been a tribute to MJ, a tribute to himself. He became the center. All else fell away.

This is why women go back, dear readers, because the emotion of their abuser seems genuine. It draws them back. Like Brown’s emotion tonight seemed genuine, drawing us back. Welcome to the “honeymoon phase,” folks. Let’s hope it lasts.

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