March 2nd, 2009
I know that sometimes it’s really easy to make fun of celebrities and enjoy exploiting their pretty lives for our own entertainment but now is a better time than ever to realized that they are in fact people like us and more importantly, we have the same problems.
I am most happy to be a part of our MuchNews special Chris Brown and Rihanna: Love Gone Wrong because I think any excuse to have an open, honest, heartfelt dialogue about issues that are important to young people on television is not an opportunity that should be overlooked.
We included experts and panelists from young actresses to representatives from the YWCA, Kids Help Phone, The White Ribbon Campaign as well as victims of abuse and young viewers.
I’d like to think that if anything positive can come from the terrible situation Chris Brown and Rihanna are coping with, it’s that young people re-examine their own relationships and their ideas surrounding what abuse really is. None deserves to be abused and it’s my hope that this special opens discussions amongst our audience that will prevent unnecessary pain.
If you missed it live please watch it again online!