DUIs. Trips to rehab. Gun possession. Embezzlement. Americans are a forgiving people, willing to dole out second chances to people committing myriad offenses.
Beating the living crap out of a petite woman, and one of the most popular singers in the world, no less? That's a much tougher sell, Chris Brown is learning fast.
Brown was minding his own business, posing with fans at Footaction in NYC, when he became the target of a nasty, profane verbal attack - right in his face!
Out of nowhere, a woman in the crowd got close to him and began shouting, "f*%king beater" and "I hope someone beats the f*%king crap out of you!"
Chris did the right thing, smiling and walking away, despite one of his classy fans encouraging him to "handle that $h!t, Chris!" and "Smack that b!tch up."
Fortunately for all involved, this time he did not.
Peep a video of the altercation after the jump ...