You'd think that graduating from a domestic violence class is something you'd prefer to keep to yourself. But that's not the case if you're Chris Brown. The singer and ex-boyfriend/abuser of Rihanna proudly tweeted a photo of his certificate with the words: "I'm done with class."
He shut up the naysayers and skeptics, also tweeting, "i have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class.. Boyz run from there mistakes.. Men learn from them!!!"
Maybe Brown actually learned from his mistakes and will take whatever he's learned into his next relationship. The cynic in me is saying hell no, this guy will get in trouble again. But on top of Brown's tweet, he received a favorable review from the judge at his progress report, according to PopEater.
Out of thousands of probationers, no one has done a better or more consistent job than you have, and I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and for actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you.
It isn't over for Brown yet, as he has to do physical labor such as graffiti removal and roadside cleanup duties as part of his probation. But the judge let him complete the community service in his home state of Virginia, but he has to return to LA periodically to keep up with those progress reports.
So it looks like Brown was able to get a lot out of that class, and you certainly can't argue with that wonderful progress report from the judge. But we've all heard the phrase "once a cheater, always a cheater." Can that philosophy be used for abusers as well?
As of right now, you can't fault the guy. Let's face it: Everyone deserves a second chance. Just look at Michael Vick, who did his time in prison and is now one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Mostly everyone forgot that Martha Stewart once went to jail. Even though Brown's crime was disgusting and shocking, who's to say he hasn't learned from his mistakes and is willing to move on and be a better man?
Of course, only time will tell at this point, but it's oddly refreshing -- yet weird -- to feel like you have to compliment someone for successfully getting through a domestic violence class. We can only wait and see how effective these domestic violence classes truly are ...
Do you think Chris Brown actually changed or do you think he'll go back to his old ways eventually?