Chris Brown: Jesus Painting/Comparisons Draw Ire
Chris Brown has landed himself in the headlines once again for violence, this time after an altercation with fellow entertainer Frank Ocean.
“Deputies talked to witnesses who stated that Chris Brown and the victim were involved in an altercation over a parking space,” read a statement by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. “The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim.”
Now the media is focusing on a photo Brown uploaded to Instagram which features a painting he did of a crucified Jesus. The caption? “Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!”
Brown has garnered several comments on the photo, which are a mix of negative (“You are not MJ, much less Jesus. All the BS that happens to you could be easily avoided by YOU”) and positive (“Stay positive love. Do not listen to negativity. Try & stay closer to God. He will protect you from all of this ?”).
Since Brown’s arrest following a violent altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna which left her beaten and bloody, he has gained some vocal supporters and detractors. And while many celebrities would rather not give their opinion on the singer, Justin Bieber recently said he thinks Brown is talented, and that’s what matters.
“His music is really good. That’s what they should focus on: the music.”