Chris Brown confessed to punching his girlfriend Rihanna several times in the face on Saturday. This happened after they got into an argument in the car, driving home from a pre-Grammy party.
Here they are during happier times:
The most common response to this sorry tale is "that's the end of his career". I hope this is the case. That would be just.
However, I don't understand why there's a double standard between this versus Kobe Bryant being accused of raping a woman in 2003.
Kobe Bryant's career did not end at all. Now he's one of the most revered sports stars in the world. During the Olympics, entire stadiums would chant his name.
Is it because Kobe never admitted guilt, whereas Chris Brown has?
Or because domestic violence is considered worse than rape?