- I disagree with those supporting Chris Brown to come here. He is not a model for reformed behaviour. He has not truly changed. His primary motivation is to make money, not to help whanau through abuse. We have our own people with violent pasts who have paid heavy prices, the sort of prices you should pay when you can't afford megabucks lawyers like Chris Brown can. They have done the mahi to truly begin restoring justice for their whanau. I'd prefer we aid them to talk to our rangatahi. And yep I would say this for all celebrity violent abusers, not just the black ones. Sheesh.
- Robyn Hancock What I find truly fascinating is if this so called reformed man has made such a personal metamorphosis, then why are we only hearing of this hikoi now. Surely a man who loves the limelight would want the whole media community aware of such a magnificent breakthrough. Perhaps he'd like to list all the women's health and victim support charities hes donated to. Let's see what you say about that Christopher. X
- Hoana Toi This is not good. What was she thinking.
- Sindbad Bulidon Sorry but domestic violence is not ok in any circumstance. But i really feel that this is all beside the point. Looking at people and saying he's bad or she is psycho for instance is not the answer. The beginning of the cycle of abuse starts well befor...See More
- Marama Davidson Personally no. It is about us having heard from either victims or respected anti-violence agencies in the US that he is truly ready to be a contributor to such a campaign. And that this is an actual campaign against violence as opposed to a commercial making money venture for promoters with the exploitation of anti-violence messaging on the sideline.
- Sina Brown-Davis Tautoko what also is annoying with those women supporting chris brown is don't they realise they have trampled on all the women he abused, like rhianna , how they have trampled on all our wahine getting the bash. Where were the lot of them talking out ...See More
- Steve Raukawa He has nothing to offer anyone here re insight into violence this is HIS MAJOR transgression and why doesn't he fund non violence projects in the USA would indicate some contrition. I couldn't be bothered with him floating in and then out as though he is a great. We have enough of our own home grown.
- Michael Karl Wayne Andrews In this interview he openly laughs at the attack and tells us he's sick of hearing about it and that he's moved on. Then prompts to promote his new album before throwing furniture around near the end. Role model for how to end up in jail perhaps? disgraceful.
- Marama Davidson Kia ora everyone. This should be a safe space for commentary even if we don't agree, kei te pai.
I am also not interested in being disrespectful to Tariana and all the wahine who are supporting the CB tour. I respect the amazing mahi they have done for our people. I simply disagree with them on this. Nga mihi.
- Phe Renata I agree. Chris Brown only recently was caught on video aggressively pushing his way into Tarruches vehicle where she had left a friends event because of his turning up to harass her. Clearly shows me that he's still aggressive, jealous and abusive towa...See More
- Cindy Kawana Kia ora Marama at last an opinion from someoe who really understands the journey towards healing/ reformation for whanau (abusers and victims). If only people would stop and concider what these people believe this looks like then many would have different views. Keep on doing what ya do and honouring "those" voices x
- Marjorie MacLean Thank you marama. Im deeply disappointed with Tariana and co. But i am not surprised- she is very conservative and deeply reflexive and overly protective about what she percieves to be maori traditions. This presents as a form of stockhausen syndrome- ...See More
- Stephen James Duncan I am not knowledgeable here, but seems two separate agendas are being advanced 1. To come here on the back of a music-genre, which is commercial only 2. To do this to convince those who must authorise, ref our laws, his past is irrelevant to this prima...See More
- Wells Tao Well if celebrity is too low a status, wealth to much a discount for existing with the history of violence, why don't we start with politicians. eh Marama Davidson. Yeah let's shut it down all this money making and listening to people willing to talk about their struggle with the culturally endorsed and taught behavior of violence. Let's keep the mystique and aura around it, teach our kids where the bad arses are and what they mean.
- Marama Davidson I've done due diligence, he ain't there yet. Please read the part of my status again where I say this is about profit for him, not supporting an anti-violence campaign, He is only wanting to add on the anti-violence stuff so he can get a visa and make money. That in itself says he needs to learn a whole lot.
- Wells Tao Any way my vague point was something about how that Boxer was kept out when he wanted to talk to kids about violence and his rape. Was he allowed in? I 'm not sure.. but to hassle a singer for making money and wanting to talk about his personal issues second, seems I dunno judgmental to me. Like the guys a good capitalist. Can we move on? Next you'll be hassling John Kirwan
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- Steve Raukawa I think this illustrates the harm of abuse with violence in relationships from the physical attack by Chris Brown to his then partner and this 85 year old Auckland woman crushed by her partners comments re her absolute talent. DV crushes people and fam...See More
- Steve Raukawa Not reformed no room for him here "March 17, 2014" "A judge has ordered Chris Brown to be held in jail until his next court hearing. That hearing is currently scheduled for April 23rd, meaning Chris Brown will be behind bars for at least a month.
- Wells Tao just sends all the wrong messages in my opinion, about violence. If we cared about it, we'd let him in and make him feel our desire for him to grow, learn change.. Instead all this hate just fuels the misunderstanding that fuels all are local examples... punishes the unseen, the hidden. I say let him face the music, as it is for example on this page of lovers, supporters of banning greedy rock star. Let's see it, give him something that might make a difference... who knows.. Ah that's it right, we'll don't want to know.
- Wells Tao "Any way my vague point was something about how that Boxer was kept out when he wanted to talk to kids about violence and his rape. Was he allowed in? I 'm not sure.. but to hassle a singer for making money and wanting to talk about his personal issues second, seems I dunno judgmental to me. Like the guys a good capitalist. Can we move on? Next you'll be hassling John Kirwan?"