Chris Brown paid tribute to the opposite sex last Thursday on International Women's Day.
In what manner?
As difficult as it was for the violent singer, he actually refrained from bludgeoning the face of any female, which is significant progress for someone who ought to be in jail for what he did to Rihanna.
We're just kidding.
(Well, we're serious: Brown did not beat any women up last week, as far as we know.)
In actuality, Brown celebrated the aforementioned occasion by posting a video set to Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," a classic and uplifting pop track which opens as follows:
Making my way downtown walking fast/Faces pass and I'm home bound/Staring blankly ahead just making my way/Making a way through the crowd...
But while anyone familiar with this track is likely nodding his or her head to the beat right about now, a certain someone out there was doing the exact opposite upon learning Brown shared the snippet:
Vanessa Carlton herself.
She responded to this misguided use of the track by shaking her head and writing in response:
“Today Chris Brown posted my video. I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women’s Day I feel compelled to draw a line.
"I support survivors not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today.
"Thank you. #internationalwomensday.”
Carlton, of course, is referring to Brown’s highly publicized assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, as well as further allegations of violence that have recurred throughout his career.
The artist is a ticking time bomb of rage who has shown no remorse for his actions and has repeatedly proven himself to be an angry abuser.
As a result, we figured Brown would fly off the proverbial handle upon being scolded by Carlton.
But he instead replied in relatively tame and fair fashion, simply tagging Carlton in a post that reads:
"I posted a song that was and still is a great song and the artist felt she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today.
"I won’t keep it up long. I just hope she knows she is loved and her song is great."
Passive aggressive and with a clear tinge of disdain, but Chris Brown is always graded on a scale.
If he didn't bloody her lip, we consider it an impressive response on his part.
Brown, meanwhile, also proved himself to be a somewhat loving father over the weekend, sharing a picture of his young daughter Royalty and including the following caption:
Flyest 3year old On EARTH.
The image has since been Liked over 1.5 million times.
For whatever reason, Brown still has a strong and passionate fan base.
It's perhaps the most perplexing and annoying development in all of Hollywood because, in case we didn't make it clear above, the guy is an unabashed woman beater.
But he does have a cute daughter.
It's not her fault that her dad sucks.
For Royalty's sake, we hope she never has to learn what kind of man planted his seed in her mother. We hope she grows up blissfully ignorant.