Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online. He can be reached at claycane@gmail.com.


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    Monday, February 16, 2009

    I am so disgusted at this Chris Brown and Rihanna coverage. Every channel, every web site, I haven't seen a media circus like this since Anna Nicole Smith died. I think it's terrible what Chrissy did, but I could careless about these two pop hacks. If they never made a piece of music in their overrated careers I wouldn't lose any sleep. Plus, domestic violence is a terrible crime. You would think their, especially Rihanna's, privacy would be respected.

    What is truly sad is this predicament has now extended Rihanna's stay in the spotlight! The power haircut was just getting ready to wear off -- and now BAM! This at least guarantees her another year. Damn you Chris Brown!

    Seriously, I do think this is a disgusting situation but the media has handled it so salacious and tasteless that it's making many people feel desensitized. The media is covering it like a season of The Hills and this is real life. Also, this is the first time in our Internet society that a domestic violence situation has occurred between two celebrities. When David Justice was hitting Halle Berry... when Wesley Snipes was hitting Halle -- there was no Internet.

    Chris - his career is officially over, hitting someone who is more famous than him and who white folks love! This is going to make Ri's career boom. If I were her, I'd talk to Oprah via Skype as soon as possible. Make sure those bruises are still visible, wear an "I, Tina" shirt and say she is releasing a single dedicated to domestic violence and all proceeds are going to the Angel Network. Capitalize!

    It really is sad... and Rihanna is so tiny and delicate. Could you imagine if Chris would've hit Fantasia? BAB-BAY, Fantasia would've screamed like Sindel from Mortal Kombat and finished that m*thaf*cka off with his body landing in the Pacific Ocean!

    I hope our faltering economy manages to make it back in the headlines soon.

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