Spectators and fans alike are getting Chris Brown/Rihanna flashbacks, as the “Privacy” singer has been spotted with his hands around a women’s throat. Photos the moment were sent to TMZ, throwing the star’s name in several unflattering headlines.
Though as far as fans are concerned, TMZ is in the wrong. After Chris and the unnamed female vehemently insisted that the pictures are misleading and that they were simply playing around, the outlet pushed the story anyway, leaving a bad taste in mouths.
“TMZ publishes photos Chris Brown with his hands around a womans neck, knowing that he and the woman in the photo are joking, (they confirmed this with the woman too),” wrote a Twitter user. “They know itll provoke a response against Chris Brown. Welcome to journalism in 2018.”