Come On Bobby Brown, Don’t Be Cruel!
Bobby Brown done deed it… He’s pushing a new tell-all book and in it, “confesses” that Whitney Houston wanted to marry him so that she could squash rumors of her being a lesbian. I say that it’s bull-ish and after the jump, read why all this celebrity in-fighting is going to be the downfall of a lot of your favorite stars.
EURWeb.com quotes Bobby as he speaks on the relationship, “(the marriage) was doomed from the very beginning,” Brown writes in “Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But…“. “I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married… I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children.”
“The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn’t go too well with her image… In Whitney’s situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids. That would kill all speculation, whether it was true or not.”
Now, we in the media have made our speculations about celebrity unions. From Michael Jackson going out with Brooke Shields to rumors of Alicia Keys being a lesbian, we’ve labeled our stars with connotations that they may or may not be prepared for.
Interestingly enough, Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston at one time was black America’s early version of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. Two well-known celebrities, both whose star power was able to translate around the globe, gave folks hope in their personal lives.
But as drug use and other scandals tore the two lovers apart, this latest rant by Bobby is simply a smear attack because we know, what he knows: Whitney, no matter how bad her album is or isn’t, will be accepted by the masses with open arms.
It’s in bad taste for Bobby – who is known for some pretty extreme antics, himself – to put whatever personal business they had on front street. Similar to what Magic and Isiah are going through, we’re witnessing the end of the magical era of celebrity-ism. The limelight has created these weird fiends who don’t know how to let us remember them the way they were, instead choosing to show us who they’re not.
While Charles Barkley said it best, he forgot to mention that he’s not controlling who and what we like, WE do, and a lot of folks still love Whitney Houston. Hell, they even like Bobby Brown still and if these random acts of divulging family secrets to the press is a way to keep the entertainment business functioning, then in due time folks will see that this business is way more WWE than BET.
What do you think? Was Bobby wrong for admitting his personal business to the media? Have we gone too far into being a TMZ society? Speak on it in the comments section below!