Writer Offers $1,000 for First Person To Beat Up Chris Brown
Amidst uproar over Chris Brown performing and winning an award at the Grammys, amidst outcry from his rumored use of a domestic abuse-related pick-up line, amidst bewilderment of his collaboration with Rihanna on an upcoming song, amidst fascination with an ongoing Twitter warfare that includes CM Punk and Miranda Lambert, one writer has taken matters into his own hands–or rather, placed them in someone else’s.
In an act of overt irony, Kevin Seccia recently composed and posted an eloquently-written letter offering a $1,000 bounty to the first person who “pummels” Chris Brown on his humorous blog dedicated to punching. Seccia clarifies his offer requires a minimum of two punches, though if you fell the wimpy-looking (his insinuation) Brown with one jab, “it still counts.”
To avoid the obvious legal implications of his statment, Seccia admits his proposal is “partially a joke.” Yet he does not repeal his declarations that Brown is a “terrible, vicious human being who deserves far worse.” (He also does not condone murder under any circumstances). He goes on to say, however, that if anyone does manage to catch hold and punch the controversial singer, he will follow through on compensation under the guise of another transaction.
Seccia’s wit is both refreshing and sobering. In his brilliant banter, Seccia manages to compose a dark portrait of the singer’s horrific actions to build his case, using facts more hard-hitting than his caustic punchlines. His perfect employment of mockery brutalizes the singer more than any news story. He closes with this last, inarguable point:
“After all, isn’t that what we do when it comes to Chris Brown, we make exceptions and put aside what’s right so that someone can make some money, right? That’s all I’m doing here.”
His offer is good for a month. If interested, read the full details below (copied from “How To Beat Up Anything“).
Thousand Dollar Bounty Offered On Chris Brown
Hello! Thank you in advance for reading this. I am offering a bounty of one thousand dollars to the first person who beats up Chris Brown.
In the past I’ve written a lot of comedic, not-to-be-taken-seriously stories regarding how to beat up people and things for fun. This isn’t that.
Chris Brown is a horrible human being. This is something we should all agree on.
Chris Brown brutally assaulted and threatened to kill a woman. He does not even pretend to be sorry for that fact and shows almost no awareness of what he’s done. For this crime he got probation.
He did not deserve a second chance but he somehow got one. He immediately squandered that chance when he flew into a rage-filled tantrum, broke a window, smashed a room, and intimidated dozens of people present at a morning show appearance.
But, that was like months ago, a dreadful person might say. Well then, how about the fact that just the other day he actually referenced the possibility of beating up another woman while hitting on that woman. You know, like a joke. Like the kind a monster would make, in a movie, before killing you.
Around that time an antiquated awards show actually GAVE HIM AN AWARD and let him perform on a stage in front of millions of people, TWICE, sending a clear message to society, abused women, and young girls everywhere that, “Hey, this kind of thing happens, sorry ladies. There is money to be made by a shitty organization. You understand, right?”
Grammy Awards, there is blood on your hands. Not actual blood, of course, like the kind Chris Brown had on his hands after he committed that heinous crime he never paid for; I’m talking about the figurative kind.
Oh, and then he went home and tweeted this: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate FUCK OFF!”
Fuck, this guy should be in jail for his grammar alone. To clarify, Chris, when you savagely attack someone much smaller than you and get off with little to no punishment, it’s not “hating” when people dislike you. Society says you kind of have to swallow some shit for awhile.
So… 1000 bucks to the first person who pummels him. Go get it.
Here’s where it gets tricky, legally. I consulted with a lawyer about my liability and she said the following:
“Theoretically, if you tweeted an offer of $1000 to anyone who punched Chris Brown and someone actually believed you were serious and did it, and that person was criminally prosecuted for the assault, you could theoretically also be prosecuted, though the likelihood of that happening seems incredibly remote. The theory of prosecution for you (as distinct to the theory of prosecution of the person who did the hitting) would probably be what’s called “solicitation.” In New York, you could be charged with criminal solicitation because you arguably solicited, requested, commanded, importuned, or otherwise attempted to cause someone else to engage in criminal conduct.
Here’s the catch though (and why I think it wildly improbably that you would be prosecuted): the prosecutor would have to show that you had the specific intent that the person actually commit the crime. If you tweeted it, obviously intending it as a joke with no actual intent that someone would do it, then I can’t imagine a reasonable prosecutor pursuing charges.”
So, for legal reasons I will say this is partially a joke and partially a way to bring some measure of pain and discomfort (non-physical) to a terrible, vicious human being who deserves far worse, HOWEVER, if you were to hit him and then email me video proof of that beating, I would absolutely, 100% guaranteed send you a thousand dollars. You know, that money I already owed you, or something.
(Honestly, I like our chances with a sane jury.)
To be clear, beating him up means at least two solid punches. He looks like the kind of guy you could easily drop with one clean shot, so if he crumples immediately and your next punches misses, don’t worry, it still counts. This is NOT MURDER, it’s an ass-kicking. Just hit him. I’ve had my ass kicked before, as I’m sure some of you have. It’s not the worst thing in the world to lose a fair fight. Sometimes there’s even something to be learned afterwards.
I’m sure he has bodyguards, so you’ll have to run/slip past them, hit him, then run before the bodyguards can get to you. That would be ideal. If you get arrested, your legal bills are your own. Try not to get arrested. This offer expires in one month.
Now, in general I do not advocate committing random acts of violence, or anarchy- that kind of thing is wrong… but surely we can make an exception in the case of a man who hits a woman, right?
After all, isn’t that what we do when it comes to Chris Brown; we make exceptions and put aside what’s right so that someone can make some money, right? That’s all I’m doing here.