What Makes A Tootsie Pop?

2484 WordsDec 19, 201610 Pages
Introduction Have you ever wondered how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop? Well I have, however one thing I haven’t ever thought about was how many punches it takes to beat someone half to death. In this case, all it took was one punch. After 5 years of being on and off, Rihanna had reason to call an “SOS” when Chris Brown beat her so bad, that she couldn’t even make it to her Grammy performance that week. The couple kept quiet for numerous reasons in regard to their image until it couldn’t be hidden anymore. Chris Brown turned himself into the police for questioning shortly after he had allegedly been in a car accident. Rumors proved to false after a picture of Rihanna’s brutally beaten face was released on TMZ. After questioning and trial, he was released on a $50,000 bail,180 hours of community service and a received a restraining order keeping him from the pop icon, but was that enough? If you do the crime, you should do the time. To this day, Chris Brown has yet to fully repair his image and that is due to the fact of how he went about his situation. In this paper I will be assessing what happened, the image repair strategies Chris Brown took and if the message was effective or not. Background This situation happened so fast and even faster when fans of both Chris Brown and Rihanna found out what the real story was. Not only were fans devastated, but they were furious. Although the fans were the leading audience in this situation, secondary
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