Bad ideas happen sometimes. They can be accidental, or intentional, or retroactively bad ideas. But the news that Chris Brown will co-star in a female-centric movie about women’s basketball deserves its own specific category of trash planning.
The movie is called She Ball, and it will be directed by Nick Cannon. Yeah, Nick Cannon. According to the Variety report, here’s the low down on the project:
“She Ball” follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, played by Cannon, who enlists the baddest women’s streetball league in the city to help him save the embattled Inglewood Community Center, which he manages, all while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.
Sounds intriguing. It’s not necessarily in my wheel house, per se, but this is the sort of underrepresented world that will certainly have an audience based simply on that synopsis from Variety. Good move, Hollywood. But hey, um, you know what’s NOT a good move? Hiring Chris Brown.
Yes, this is noted woman abuser and all-around garbage human being Chris Brown. If you need a detailed list of the bullshit this asshat has been involved in over the last several years – yeah, there’s enough for a list – check it out here. Some of the super chill and not-at-all troubling highlights include beating up Rihanna, destroying a Good Morning America dressing room, dressing up as an ISLAMIC TERRORIST at a Halloween party, and a few more assaults for good measure.
There isn’t any world where the inclusion of Chris Brown in this project makes any sense. It’s shameful, stupid, and confounding in its inability to read the room. We’ll see if this actually makes it all the way to production. It sure seems hard to imagine at this point.