Aloha Friday #73

March 12, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What do you think about Chris Brown removing his name from the ballot of the Kids Choice Awards?

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


88 Responses to “Aloha Friday #73”
  1. Sarah says:

    I absolutely do! He’s obviously no role model. Our children should be taught that there are consequences for their actions. I’m disgusted and sad that Rihanna has picked back up with him. Like it or not, she’s sending a message to all the girls that look up to her that such behavior is acceptable.

  2. Jen says:

    I read that he actually withdrew his name on Wednesday. I totally agree with this decision.

  3. Hillary says:

    I do agree, but it’s a moot point because he withdrew his name. It was the right thing for him to do.

  4. Pamela Kramer says:

    Everyone seems to be covering this story. When you are in the public eye children are going to look at you as a role model like it or not.

    If he didn’t remove himself there were plenty of angry people who were trying to get him booted out so either way it was going to happen.

  5. diana/sunshine says:

    you would think that would be an obvious choice for nickelodeon. i was really disappointed they didn’t. i heard today that chris brown took himself off, which in opinion, makes nickelodeon look even worse for not doing it first.

  6. Sues2u2 says:

    Of course. I also hope that he’ll get help. I’ve been hearing about teen abuse rising. It just makes me sad but I am glad to know that he did finally do the right thing. Wish Nickelodeon had done it first.

  7. Kari A. says:

    I didn’t know he had but I am glad he did. Though I don’t think that proves he has good judgement… just good PR people.

  8. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of this. I think it’s a good idea after all, he wouldn’t seem fit as a role model for the kids because of the incident he was involved it.

  9. Tim says:

    No comment as I am not following the story. *sorry*

  10. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    I really don’t know much about it, but from what I’ve heard I agree that it’s a good thing.

  11. Emily says:

    I totally agree with this decision. He is no role model and he needs to pay for his actions!

  12. East Coast Wahine says:

    It’s about time!

  13. Diane says:

    i think taking him off the ballot was a good idea. but they should also take katy pery’s ‘i kissed a girl’ song off too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Lisa C says:

    I believe he had to..

  15. Elizabeth says:

    I think it would have sent a stronger message if Nickelodeon had done it.

  16. Jamie says:

    he did the right thing. hes obviously showing kids it ok to beat on a woman when its absolutely wrong!

  17. Jenni Jiggety says:

    I think Nick should have removed him, but I was glad to hear he removed himself.

  18. TheAngelForever says:

    I have to admit that I have not really followed the story much. From the little I have read/heard I think it was the right choice.

  19. Kim says:

    I didnt know he did, but I’m glad he did with all the controversy around him. I hoe he gets some help for his anger!

  20. sarah says:

    Good choice!

  21. Anne says:

    he should because he hasn’t set a good example for today’s youth or for men in general

  22. Laura says:

    I am glad he did, but I still think he is pretty sleazy.

  23. *Just Jen* says:

    I am glad that he did so. That is NO role model for kids!

  24. Andrea McMann says:

    I’m not surprised that he pulled his name. It would have been really stupid for him not to, with all the people who wanted him out!

  25. angela says:

    I agree that he should not be thought of as someone a young man should look up to as well as the young woman involved did not send good message as well

  26. jaime says:

    glad he did, but i wish this story would get out of the news already.

  27. BECCAuse i said so. says:

    the right thing to do!

  28. Janet F says:

    I think he made the right decision.

  29. Amanda says:

    I agree with his decision. I don’t have ill feelings towards him, and I hope he can one day get his career back on track. I hope he gets the help that he needs and doesn’t have another incident like this.

  30. Dee says:

    I’m not following whats going I dont really care!

  31. Traci Phillips says:

    I think it was a smart thing to do. He should not be considered as a role model for kids!

  32. Nancy says:

    YES – he needed to do that. Although a man should be assumed innocent until he is proven guilty in a court of law ??? . . .well, things don’t look to good for him in this case and at this time, there is no way he should be out there collecting a “Kid’s Choice Award”!

  33. Mighty M says:

    I think it was the right thing to do.

  34. Qtpies7 says:

    I am very glad that he did it. It may not have been his choice (PR people??) but it hopefully says somehting to the kids.
    I am disappointed that Rhianna didn’t wait a lot longer and insist on counselling before getting back together.

  35. Jendi says:

    I don’t know much about Chris Brown or the kid’s awards. From the little I know I wouldn’t let my kids listen to or watch him so I would say it’s good that he removed his name.

  36. ParentingPink says:

    I think it was the right thing to do. Kids Choice Awards participants are there to entertain as well as SET AN EXAMPLE for our children and as of late, Chris Brown is not setting a very good one.

  37. Jennifer says:

    I do not know who Chris Brown is.

  38. LuAnn says:

    It was the right thing for him to do…for once, eh?

  39. Kari says:

    I think he did the right thing. If he didn’t voluntarily remove himself, he should’ve been “uninvited” by the folks at Nickelodian.

  40. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    I think if he didn’t withdraw his name it would have been very very bad for his reputation (as if it’s not in shambles already). What bothers me more is (from what I heard briefly on the news last night) apparently a lot of teenagers think it was “Rhianna’s fault” – wtf?

  41. Alicia says:

    I agree with it. He didnt set a very good example with his actions.

  42. Jenn(ifer) says:

    I am happy that he did it. My 7 year old son has heard the news coverage concerning him & Rihanna. He said “No one should listen to his music anymore. He did a bad bad thing.” I have to say…I can’t blame him for feeling that way.

  43. Abby says:

    I’m glad he did it. He is not a good role model and at least he was able to see that.

  44. Jennifer Valerie says:

    I don’t know much about Chris Brown or the Kids Choice Awards so I can’t really answer this question. Sorry.

  45. Elle says:

    He did the right thing. I think Nick should’ve stood up and removed him from the nominations in the first place instead of saying they were leaving it up to the kids.

  46. sagemom says:

    I think in light of all the controversy it’s a good thing.

  47. Shannon says:

    I think he should and maybe go away for a bit and do some image revamping.

  48. Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I think, for the time being, he made the right choice. There’s not much more I’m willing to say about the situation right now.

  49. Andrea says:

    I’m glad he removed it. He’s not exactly a good role model for the “kids” from “Kids choice awards”

  50. NerdMom says:

    I agree with Elle that Nick should have removed him first. Since they didn’t… I think that he made the right choice. He is making a strong statement that what he did was wrong and until he gets some counseling he isn’t any kind of role model.

  51. Mandee says:

    I completely agree with his decision, it was definitely the right thing for him to regarding the circumstances!

  52. Breas Mommy says:

    I don’t think it should have been an option. I am definitely glad he removed himself. He is definitely no role model for children!

  53. Sheress says:

    It was the only right thing to do. It kills me to think he’s getting off easy. I am frustrated that she went back with, I was hoping she was going to be a strong wrong model. My daughters don’t even want to listen to him.

  54. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy says:

    I must be living under a rock this week – didn’t even know about it!

  55. Jennifer says:

    I am glad he removed his name!

  56. Toni says:

    I think it was the best thing.

  57. Shannon says:

    I think and hope he feels guilty for what he did and doesn’t want to be in the “spotlight” for kids, especially with everything in the media right now.

  58. Linda @ My Trendy Tykes says:

    I think it should have been done sooner……

    But to answer : It was definately the right thing to do.

  59. Lissa says:

    I am not totally up to date on this story. But domestic violence is never acceptable. I certainly do not want my children thinking that it is-so I am glad that he removed himself.

  60. The Social Frog says:

    Well, he did it himself so it does not mean much of anything. I am actually tired of hearing about the story.

  61. Nina says:

    Yes it is good he removed himself. To many kids look up to the famous and idol them and that is not one I would want my child looking up to.

  62. heatherlyn says:

    Um, it’s all political right? Who knows how he really feels about all this. I don’t think kids should look up to anyone in holywood, personally.

  63. Shelley K says:

    I think he has a good P.R. person.

  64. Louise says:

    He should be in jail

  65. Jessica NBP says:

    Good to hear he withdrew! I agree with Louise, he should be in jail.

  66. ciara says:

    i think he did the right thing…hitting on a woman is not kid role model material. this prob won’t b the last time we hear about him hitting someone. i was once in a teenage abusive relationship…i know :-/

  67. Tena says:

    the first right thing he has done…. he shouldn’t want to be a role model for children, he should want to get the help he needs and deserves!

  68. Beth says:

    Here is my very special story:

  69. Sharinskishe says:

    I just read the story. Yes, he has done the right thing. Yes, he was wrong to use violence. But if he has been a role model as stated, (I have not followed his career), then he can still make a difference in children’s lives.

    If he can man up that he needs help, and get the help, then he can show others that one can get help and change.

    People can change, but often it is too difficult for them to put in the consistent effort it takes to overcome difficult challenges like this one.

    But he can overcome it! If he was to overcome it and be an example to our children as one who took responsibility for his actions and corrected them, then this could still work out for the greater good.

    I pray that this couple will make the best decisions for their own lives and get the help they need and come out on top. I pray that we all may learn from them and that they will have the courage to correct this wrong and be an example to all of us that we can make a mistake, learn from it and never do it again.


  70. Michele says:

    Aloha Fridays? How have I been missing out on all the fun?!! Glad I found ya!

  71. Brandy says:

    That is a hard one for me because I am a Chris Brown fan. I love his music. I hate what he done, but I think that keeping his personal life separate from the business might have been best… however I don’t think that would have been possible and he most likely would not have won.

  72. wendy says:

    Why they didn’t take him off to start with is beyond me. As soon as it had been released that he abused Rhianna, they should have issued a statement. I’m glad they finally got a clue and removed his name.

  73. Kathy says:

    I agree. He is not a good role model.

  74. Autumn @ My MoonBean says:

    I think the whole situation is sad. I think he made the right decision, and I hope he gets help. I do not agree with anything that he did, and I certainly don’t think it was a good decision for Rihanna to go back to him…but I also think it’s extremely easy for all of us to judge. I wonder how we would feel if our worst decision was broadcast on the news for the whole world to see and judge if we would feel differently about judging him. Just a thought

  75. Karen L says:

    I hadn’t heard about this but I think it was a good decision. Too much controversy and it sends a poor message to keep him on.

  76. Kate says:

    I think he most definitely was right to do that. Although I don;t think it was an optional program. His behavior makes me sick and I think he’s had his 15 minutes of fame and should be off to jail now.

  77. Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moment says:

    I don’t think he had any other option. His good PR person told him to do it, I’m sure.

  78. Grace @ Sandier Pastures says:

    Right decision. Otherwise, parents will have him removed anyway.

  79. Eryn says:

    I’ve been purposely not blogging about this because I’ll probably come loose and scare away all of my readers, so I didnt do the event.

    The whole thing makes me so sad and sick. When I saw she was going back to him, I couldn’t even stand to look up if it was true or not.

    I’m glad he did it, even if it was one of those “We’re going to do it if you don’t” situations.

    I hope that they BOTH get help. And I hope that the media that have said “She must have done something to make him do that” get help. Arg, blood pressure rising! lol

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  81. jennifer says:

    He did the right thing by withdrawing his name.

  82. Pamela says:

    he’s a coward. He knew he’d get skunked and he didn’t want to face that. (At least that kind of a slap down wouldn’t have left marks on his face.)

  83. jodi @ bpr says:

    Definitely doesn’t seem like much of a role model – such a shame when folks w/ fame squander the opportunities that they have!

  84. Overland Si says:

    He should be locked up and she should be miles away from him for doing that!


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