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With the world's attention focused on Whitney Houston's death and Adele's return to the stage, Chris Brown escaped the kind of scrutiny expected of his controversial Grammys comeback. Almost.
Brown's elaborately choreographed Grammys performance -- and subsequent win for best R&B album -- seemed to receive a positive response from the audience, even though it was nearly three years to the day from his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. While his supporters praised Brown's comeback, many other (including several celebrities) raised their objections on blogs and Twitter posts, the Huffington Post reports.
Celebs including Miranda Lambert, Jack Osbourne, Michelle Branch and Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet all shared their horror at seeing Brown so effortless reintroduced to the Grammy Awards.
Star Trek star Wil Wheaton went so far as to remind his Twitter followers why the 22-year-old singer continues to deserve public censure.
And several iVillage followers shared the same opinion. "I don't think Chris Brown should have been allowed to perform once, much less twice," wrote @mommyandmedia after the show. And @corleymay posted, "Yikes with a dash of #changethechannel."
But Brown's response to such Twitter comments wasn't to keep quiet. He reportedly wrote: "HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY. Now! That's the ultimate F-CK OFF."
The artist later deleted the arrogant-sounding tweet, but not before enough readers had taken a screen-shot and reposted it on their Twitter accounts.
Instead, there's just a link to listen to his new single and a motivational message on his Twitter page: "Understanding possibilities are endless once u put forth the effort with confidence! BE FREE .... Chris Brown."