Some of the photos of Rihanna and Chris Brown that were taken Sunday night at the Grammys show a radiantly happy couple. However, you'd have to be living under a rock to not be aware of their tumultuous past, especially the part about Brown beating her in 2009. Since then, their interactions are usually the object of much scrutiny.
Brown has been in hot water as of late for not completing community service and fighting with singer Frank Ocean. Showing up on Rihanna's arm at the Grammys was simply the icing on the cake, and Twitter lit up with commentary about their public appearance. Quite a few fans of the couple were in support of their relationship.
If Rihanna's forgiven Chris Brown then why can't you
— ♡~tweet heart~♡ (@pippaaaa) February 11, 2013
Of course, many others were totally upset that Rihanna was there with Brown.
It becomes our business when Rihanna makes a decision which reflects upon abused women around the world. It's terrible.
— Stupid Famous People (@stupidfamous) February 11, 2013
American actor Zach Braff joked about the abuse, which drew some negative responses from his followers.
Chris Brown lost? Rihanna might wanna put on a helmet.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 11, 2013
The one topic of conversation that didn't fixate on Rihanna and Chris' relationship was about her forehead, which proves that no matter how good you look, some people will find a way to make fun of you anyway. A Twitter account called @RihsForehead popped up during the event (although it only gained 92 followers).
supp new followers??? (:
— Rihanna's Forehead (@RihsForehead) February 17, 2010
Whether Rihanna and Brown's romantic status is a good or a bad thing, one thing is for sure: It got people talking. Any press is good press, right?