Chris Brown Is the Last Person on Earth Who Should Play Christian Grey

Chris BrownI don't know what's wrong with singer Leona Lewis these days. Maybe her new romance with One Direction's Liam Payne has her twitterpated. Maybe she just said "laters baby" to sanity. Either way, Lewis had to be seriously off her rocker when she suggested Chris Brown for the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

We get it. It's starting to feel like the new favorite game in Hollywood is to throw someone else's name into the running for the Christian Grey role. But Leona, honey, was Chris 'I Beat Up Rihanna' Brown the best you could come up with?


I don't have to remind the world that Brown is the guy who beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend a few years back. The world has had as much use for him since then as a vegetarian does for bacon.

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He's a convicted felon, convicted specifically for assaulting a woman. And Lewis doesn't seem to see anything wrong with having Brown don Christian Grey's ragged jeans and whip Anastasia Grey with a flogger? Yikes! I don't want to know what goes on in her bedroom! As she told MTV:

For Christian Grey it has to be someone really hot and super smooth. Why am I just thinking of Chris Brown?

Um, because you're crazy Leona. Crazy in love or whatever, but crazy all the same. 

Tying Chris Brown's name to the Fifty Shades movie is exactly what the producers do NOT need, lest they want their venture to sink.

Since they popped over the pond, there have been more than a few critics of E.L. James' erotic novels claiming the BDSM theme is degrading to women. Read them, however, and once you get past the cheesy writing, you see what is in fact a consensual relationship between a grown woman and a grown man. Any pain inflicted on Ana by her beloved Christian is done with her encouraging his twitchy palm to get moving.

The point is sex can be kinky and carry a hint of pain without crossing the line over to true degradation, to a man taking advantage of a woman ... you know, like what Chris Brown did to Rihanna.

Would you go see the Fifty Shades of Grey movie if Chris Brown were in it? 


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