Controversial singer Chris Brown has found a surprising ally in former talk show queen Rosie O’Donnell, who believes Brown’s haters are racist.
“I just don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else,” O’Donnell said on her Sirius XM show ‘Rosie Radio.’
When Rosie’s executive producer implied there is a racial aspect at play, Rosie replied: “I totally think there is, and I also think it’s why he felt he was safer with Robin Roberts [who is also African-American].” Rosie added that she felt “mildly angry” at Robin while watching her interview Chris.
Following the interview and performance on ‘Good Morning America’ Chris Brown threw a chair at a reinforced window with such anger that the window cracked, all because Robin dared to ask the singer questions about beating his former girlfriend Rihanna.
“Chris Brown violently beat his girlfriend and almost threw a chair through a window and currently has the number one album on the Billboard charts, and Rosie feels sorry for him because he is black?” a TV insider tells me. “This kid is rich and powerful and keeps getting away with bad behavior. If Rosie was backstage at ‘GMA’ when the staff was so frightened they had to call the police, she would be singing a very different tune. This has nothing to do with the color of his skin but rather his disgraceful behavior.”