The lastest contestant to throw his hat into the "hatin' on Chris Brown" ring is WWE wrestler CM Punk, who is now in a "Twitter feud" with the singer.
On Monday, the professional wrestler, whose real name is Phillip Jack Brooks, tweeted, "I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment."
Never one to let things slide, Brown decided to engage with the WWE star. In true Chris Brown fashion he tweeted and later deleted: "@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him to pleasure a women."
The wrestler responded with a video directed at Brown:
"I never meant to include Chris Brown's name in one of my tweets for publicity. Now that he's accusing me of using steroids please allow me to retort," he said in the video. "I am a life-long, proud, drug-free straight-edge individual. So Chris and I come from two completely different worlds."
CM Punk continued, explaining that he doesn't have a manager, bodyguard, assistant, or PR team to tell him when to tweet or when to delete tweets.
"And I don't hit women. Period," he said, referring to Brown's brutal assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "In my world women are meant to be revered and respected, and I firmly believe that in this life there are consequences and repercussions for people's actions and I think Chris Brown hasn't paid for what he's done. Picking up trash on the side of a highway does not make amends for repeatedly striking a woman to her face and sending her to a hospital."
The 33-year-old wrestler finished his statement by inviting Brown to duke things out in the ring: "So, Chris want to throw stones my way and I say that's fine, but I say put some gloves on in the ring and I will choke you out and make you feel as weak and powerless and scared and alone as any woman has had the misfortune of knowing any sad, cowardly little boy as yourself. And all proceeds can go to a women's charity of my choosing."
Brown (who doesn't seem to understand that his tweets will be written about even if he deletes them) responded to the video with a rant about missing "real" wrestlers, and wrote, "@cmpunk the video u posted was cute! It's so funny how defensive you are."
Ironically, Punk is not the only one who wants to inflict some pain on Brown. Violence never solves anything, but that didn't stop a writer named Kevin Seccia, from offering a $1,000 prize to the first person who beats up Chris Brown.
In a blog post, Seccia wrote that Brown "is a horrible human being," and argues that he doesn't even pretend to be sorry for "brutally assaulting and threatening to kill a woman," and shows no awareness of what he's done. For those reasons he's offering the cash prize to the first person to deliver documented proof that they hit Brown with "at least two solid punches." For legal reasons, Seccia writes that his offer is partially a joke, but he seems serious about wanting some karma to come Brown's way.
Another high-profile hater is country singer Miranda Lambert. She was one of the first to express her disgust at Brown's performance at the Grammys and got caught in a Twitter feud of her own with the 22-year-old R&B singer. Brown responded directly to Lambert with a sarcastic tweet: "Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out! Go buy Miranda Lambert album! So motivational and 'PERFECT'!"
Lambert doesn't seem to want to drop the issue anytime soon. At a concert on Thursday in Amherst, Mass., she spoke out against domestic violence. "I just have to speak my mind, because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay. So that's why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun."
CM Punk's video message to Chris Brown:
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