In One Tweet, Chris Brown Proves There's a Problem With How We View Suicide
Tuesday night, singer Chris Brown tweeted about 20-year-old singer Kehlani Parrish’s alleged recent suicide attempt, MSNBC reported, and in 140 characters, managed to perfectly exemplify what’s wrong with how some people view suicide.
“There is no attempting suicide,” he wrote. “Stop flexing for the gram. Doing shit for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad.”
There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram. Doing shit for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) March 30, 2016
Kehlani had posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed Monday night with an IV in her arm following her attempt, TMZ reported.
Some have spoken up against Brown’s tweet:
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 30, 2016
I don’t care why @chrisbrown said that but people need to understand that suicide isn’t a funny thing. Don’t crack jokes about it.
— Roxana (@ffffrancooooo) March 31, 2016
— Slumberjack (@kimbalucy) March 31, 2016
Mental health issues are serious I had attempted suicide at a point my life @chrisbrown we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors tbf
— Daniel W.E Merrix (@DanielMerrix) March 31, 2016
I’m sorry but what Chris brown said is not ok. Suicide is NOTHING to ever mock or be called out. Suicide is extremely serious
— Jenna Curiale (@BeyandtyfanC) March 31, 2016
Taking a suicide attempt lightly is no laughing matter. About one-third of people who attempt suicide will try again within one year.
We think Chris Brown could benefit from reading some stories from our brave writers who speak up about suicide. Because no one who attempts to take their life should be condemned for “seeking attention” — but offered support.
Here are some of our favorites:
If you or someone you know needs help, see our suicide prevention resources.
If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Lead photo source: Chris Brown