‘Leave Chris Brown alone’ rings across Twitter after Paris arrest

chris brown paris rape arrest eva rinaldi flickr cc by sa

Recording artist Chris Brown has been detained in Paris on the suspicion of rape, according to French officials.

The 29-year-old singer, as well as two other men, on Monday were detained after a 24-year-old woman filed a rape complaint in the French capital.

Within an hour since the news broke on Tuesday, the star’s name began to trend on Twitter.

The social network wasn’t kind and was quick to point out Brown’s history, and likened him to another recording artist currently in the press.


Though the singer has a well known history of violence, some are still on his side.

“Leave Chris Brown alone” was a common phrase uttered by a number of accounts after the news of his arrest.


It is not clear how long Chris Brown will remain in custody.

Feature image: Eva Rinaldi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0, resized)

Shereesa Moodley


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