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Dear People Who Flipped Chris Brown's Rape
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to him in his life. It may be a trite phrase, but hurt people hurt people and we now know a bit more about the hurt this young man has experienced. Shaming him for being assaulted or dismissing his assault will not protect Rihanna, Karruche or any other woman in his life, nor will it train him not to be the sort of man who beats women. 

Mocking his assault may garner Web clicks and ratings, but for all those people out there who want him to stop being an “a**hole,” know that you’re not exactly setting a great example on how to be a better person.

We don’t have to be play therapists online in our coverage of him, but no one should allow their contempt to soil a serious matter. If not for him, for others with similar struggles.

Michael Arceneaux is the author of the “The Weekly Read,” where tough love is served with just a touch of shade. Tweet him at @youngsinick.