Via speeches from President Barack Obama and activist Brooke Axtell (who introduced Katy Perry's live performance) the Grammy Awards took on the issue of domestic violence last night.
The event raised awareness for the It's On Us campaign, an organization dedicated to the issue of sexual assault.
It was a bold move and an admirable move... but it was also a hypocritical move, according to Alexander Gaskarth.
"Wow. Unbelievable. Maybe #ItsOnUs to not invite people like @chrisbrown to the fcking Grammys. Am I wrong?," the All Time Low singer Tweeted. "I'm all for atonement and forgiveness, but it seems a little crass to me..."
Brown, of course, gave then-girlfriend Rihanna a black eye after a pre-Grammys party in 2009 - he was in attendance at last night's ceremony.
And many took note of the hypocrisy, saying Brown's presence undercut the important message sent by Perry and company.
Brown remained relatively calm in his response to Gaskarth, Tweeting back to the artist:
"you sound really perfect brother... How can I get those VIP tickets to the pearly gates bro... Seems like you have it down."
To his credit, Gaskarth did not back down.
"I'm not worried about the pearly gates RN, man," he Tweeted. "Worried about here and now... And double standards. And the messages we send."
What do you think, readers? Should Brown have been disinvited to the Grammys, given its focus on domestic abuse? Or should all be forgiven when it comes to the singer?
Does he make a good point, that no human being is perfect? Or is it not too much to ask that men simply don't bludgeon the faces of women and "perfection" has nothing to do with it?