September 3, 2009

Fit To Be Bow-Tied

Posted: 11:40 AM ET

chris-brown-2We're told that Chris Brown's wardrobe last night, specifically his bow-tie, is the top trending topic on Twitter.  So naturally, we want to know what you think about Brown's interesting wardrobe selection.

Who do you think was responsible for Chris Brown's bow-tie?

A) Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins

B) Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos

C) Brown himself.  He's always liked bow-ties.

D) Someone else.

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Oscar Gonzalez   September 3rd, 2009 11:54 am ET

Very dispointed to see Mr. king going around with a topic about Chris
Brown physical abuse on another human being, there's many cases about physical abuse and we don't even know, by doing this you are promoting that it is alright to do it and get away with it and at the same time your are degrading your program spending a lot of time airing this matter more than necessary, there's more to be watching than Larry King Live showing this dude, he is just as ordinary as anybody else or wrost. I was once on a Motivational event in San Diego watching Mr. King but lately I feel that it is better to retire with dignity than keep on being on the tube even though you effort is not worth the present needs of information, it's time to retire, period!

carol kesling   September 3rd, 2009 12:10 pm ET

i think this the handy work of mark geragos...chris browns mother is in serious denial !!! i love the part when he said he didnt remember doing the beating !!!! WHAT ???

Cali MJ Fan   September 3rd, 2009 12:16 pm ET

E) Who really cares

And no way should Larry retire!

larry solomon   September 3rd, 2009 12:26 pm ET

chris brown is a liar and i don't buy his weak attempt to make the public believe that he is remorseful. he is a spoiled brat who still hasn't come to the realization of the seriousness of his actions, except that it has tarnished his own image. i believe if he thought he could get away with it, he would do it again.

larry solomon   September 3rd, 2009 12:31 pm ET

chris brown is a liar and i don’t buy his weak attempt to make the public believe that he is remorseful. he is a spoiled brat who still hasn’t come to the realization of the seriousness of his actions, except that it has tarnished his own image. i believe if he thought he could get away with it, he would do it again.

Sarah Yalaju   September 3rd, 2009 12:35 pm ET

C. Chris probably chose it (:

Elise   September 3rd, 2009 12:36 pm ET

Chris Brown did not pick the bowtie, the bowtie picked chris brown.. #chrisbrownsbowtie LOL

linda   September 3rd, 2009 12:37 pm ET

i think chris brown thought of it himself now enough about him im sick of hearing about him

DivaLove18   September 3rd, 2009 12:39 pm ET

Probably the person responsible for Chris Brown's bow tie was he's stylist. He just look like Pee-Wee Herman with that bow tie, it's not he's style at all. Really bad choice. He will look a lot much better with a suit, more professional & serious. That bow tie is a joke.

waggygee   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I still find it hard to believe that he beat Rihanna... I mean hes so obviously gay. The bow tie is testiment to that. I think his attorney told him to where the tie. but anyway how every dumb it looks... dude is gay and he hit that poor little rihanna halfway to death. Can someone hang him with that bow tie

samantha   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 pm ET

chris brown is not sorry for what he did he's just sorry for getting caught I really hope his career is OVER! I will NEVER B A CHRIS BROWN FAN AGAIN!

KRod35   September 3rd, 2009 12:41 pm ET

the bowtie is beside the point. i was disappointed that chris brown chose to avoid all line of questioning. why even bother to agree to an "interview" if you feel that EVERY question asked is to personal to answer. the mother was passive and lying, chris brown lied and the attorny tapped danced around everything too. it seems the two of them could ahve stayed home and sent the attorny to conduct the interview since he is the one who did he most speaking and was the most informative. great job on your part larry king, horrible for the others. i am a chris brown supporter, but was very disturbed by hte interview. the bow tie thing is so superficial and typical of our shallow society to even concentrate on it. (for the record, i liked the look)

marcus veyera   September 3rd, 2009 12:43 pm ET

C) Brown himself. He’s always liked bow-ties.

Lady Jan   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Chris said something like, " I wish there was a Book to tell us how to act, but there isn't." ... Well I say there is! It's called the Book of Life! and one of the books in the Book of Life is the book of Proverbs.....So Please read it! 31 chapters......a chapter a day keeps the Doctor away!!!

Yvette Jarvis   September 3rd, 2009 12:45 pm ET

I have worked with DV victims for 15 years! If Chris wasn't a celebrity no one would care about what goes on. It's a pity that his career must be wrecked becaue of his mistakes but it is a great lesson for him and the general public. He's paying the price for his mistake, let him heal!
Give the kid a chance his life is certainly not over and neither is Rihanna's.
My question for the judge is what was he/she thinking not having Chris do mandatory talks with teens about date anger and date violence. That's where he'd do some good.
Wake up America the problem is huge, starting from an industry who continuosly verbally abuses women and we market it as prime product! What's wrong with that picture???
BTW I loved the bowtie!

Mandyjoy   September 3rd, 2009 12:46 pm ET

Well he had to try and top you Larry with your suspenders and tie. And to try and look innocent to save his career. I love how he acts like he dosn't know what happend. He turned into an an abuser and most likely still will be behind closed doors when things don't go his way. He needs someone to beat and bully him down then he'll know how it feels. He should have gone to jail, he is an animal.

M Flores   September 3rd, 2009 12:47 pm ET

Chris is still full of excuses. The bow tie is just another attempt to show "nice" Where was the bow tie when he was knock the living daylight out of her?

Chris' mom...sorry but I am a mom and yes we need to stand by our children and support them. However, trying soften and defend his actions by "not remembering" is horrible. Many problems with todays kids/teens is that they do not face the truth! Parents are there to bail them out. When do they learn? We parents need to help them see it or else we too become part of the problem.

Christina G   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 pm ET

E) his marketing manager – but why do we care?

And why do we keep giving these miscreants credibility??
It's just like Michael Vick and every other "famous" person who misbehaves and then is lauded as a hero. Now our young people emulate this behavior believing this must be the way to fame and fortune.
Remember, it's not their words but their deeds.

Steve Bradley   September 3rd, 2009 12:48 pm ET

p u b l i c i s t !!!

Julie   September 3rd, 2009 12:50 pm ET

Stating "I don't remember" is not owning up to it. Chris is seriously ill. People like that don't change w/o years of therapy. What he did – DOES reflect who he is as a person.

His fans need to look the other way and feel up his time to seek therapy.

sandy mac   September 3rd, 2009 12:51 pm ET

This is scary! Remember when Scott Peterson's parents were in denial? I think they still are, but they DIL and grandchild were slaughtered in the worse way. WAKE UP!!

s domke   September 3rd, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Who cares...

bobby singh   September 3rd, 2009 12:59 pm ET

C) chris brown because he's weird like that lol hum bobby hai bobby singh ! hum manktha thora aloo !

Christy   September 3rd, 2009 1:00 pm ET

Really? What on earth was anyone thinking, letting him on national television like that. He must really be hated by his stylist.

judy   September 3rd, 2009 1:03 pm ET

mark geragos!

Bonnie K   September 3rd, 2009 1:03 pm ET

I watched the interview and wished so badly Larry had asked why Chris was worrying about showing Rihanna any respect by not explaining the details of the incident, when he didn't mind disrespecting her by beating the crap out of her and biting her like an animal?
The baby blue sweater and tie didn't fool anyone he's no baby, he's a thug!
He's arrogant and manipulative and although he thinks he has more to offer society than picking up trash, I think like many others do, that in fact he is trash.
I wish he had served time in jail.

Beverly   September 3rd, 2009 1:03 pm ET

C) himself

Robert Bergholz   September 3rd, 2009 1:06 pm ET

C) He looks like a clown w/ that bow tie though.

lovinriri   September 3rd, 2009 1:12 pm ET

I don't know–he looks nice in skyblue–but I wasn't feeling the bowtie. I think he's trying to be a kid forever...But he's growing into manhood so I think he should dress a little bit more maturely. As far as who's responsible for his bowtie..I think he's not gonna wear nothing he doesn't wanna wear. Momma prolly had some input along with his stylist.

Violet   September 3rd, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Chris Brown is a freakin liar! I dont believe any of his deceiving lies! He has America fooled!

LuLu   September 3rd, 2009 1:22 pm ET

C – surely Mark Geragos suggested the nice white boy look. Chris Brown is a weak spoiled child and if he and/or his lawyer think they can cleanse his reputation with the lies they have thus far fed the public they are much mistaken. As I've listened to him say he doesnlt remember, he respects Rhianna and Mark Garagos saying he's like a son I have to lauugh. How stupid do they think we the public are? They will stop at nothing to keep the dollars coming in will they?

Barbara   September 3rd, 2009 1:25 pm ET

What ever he was wearing he's an idiot. Why in the world did he ever agree to an interview. All he did was make himself look stupid. " I was like WOW " What? Where was his PR person?

R.G.DuBay   September 3rd, 2009 1:31 pm ET

I have never understood why, if a boy grew up seeing his father or other man abuse his mother, he (as an adult) would go out and do the same thing. You would think they would be the first ones to never hurt a woman in an abusive manner.

B L Christiansen   September 3rd, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Answer is "A", his Mom! It ain't that "HIP"!! So, it matches his sweater. big deal! He wouldn't be wearing that if the Judge gave him the proper sentence for what he has DONE BEFORE!!

deborah   September 3rd, 2009 1:50 pm ET

probably chris himself,wats the big deal...

only reason he looked calm and non-violent was because he was being watched by thousands of people. and i figured that one out...haha

tiara_mh   September 3rd, 2009 2:06 pm ET

it may have not been a very good interview, but Chris Brown dressed and looked appropiate. The bowtie is being seriously blown out of proportian.

Why are people allowing this accessory to overshadow the true content and intent of this interview? Possibly because not much was revealed by CB. I, like many, wish Larry had been able get more out of Chris.

Perhaps after some counseling, Chris may be better prepared to reveal the details of his mothers history with domestic violence in relation to his own troubles.

frankie   September 3rd, 2009 2:08 pm ET

the relationship was not a balanced one. he should be in jail..she was black & blue all over..reminded us of Nicole Brown Simpson....

Pam   September 3rd, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Who really cares what this idiot wears??????? Hopefulyl the public will smarten up and this guy will be history.

Jwan   September 3rd, 2009 2:17 pm ET

Who care about his stupid tie!!! This guy should bee in jail not on Larry King live:(

Janice   September 3rd, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Leave him alone how many of you have done something wrong in your life that many dont no about and you wish you could take back. You live and you learn so get over it. It's his life not yours who are you to judge.

Jo   September 3rd, 2009 2:54 pm ET

Probaby his mom and his idea.

Hana   September 3rd, 2009 2:56 pm ET

Someone else but i love it chris so pulls it off 🙂

i support chris brown ❤

Macaih   September 3rd, 2009 3:04 pm ET

Hey guys

Now dont me wrong I understand what Chris did was aweful and no woman ever have to go through something as horrific as Rihanna did, but I'm proud of Rihanna and how she has dealt with it and she has forgiven him, not only for him but for herself so I think its time for all the people with little opnoins to back off, nobody's perfect and let them without sin cast the first stone. I think Chris needs a break and he has admitted it publicly and he never wanted to run away from it, so people please judge not lest you be judged.

I believe Chris has been given a second chance and I also believe that he has a very special destiny to fulfill on this earth, he's experience probably saved so many lives already and if we stop judging him and give him room to grow, we'll see after five years how far he has come and what impact he had on people's lives. So Chris if you see this take baby steps and before you know it, you'll fly again and to your Mom she is one brave woman, God bless her for that.

So do what you need to do and never forget to thank God for the second chance HE gave you and dont ever take this oppertunity for granted ever. Larry a fantastic interview thats why I watch you everyday.

God bless you Chris, your Mom and your Lawyer and please get out of the media and take time for yourself.


Brenda   September 3rd, 2009 3:06 pm ET

When my boys were younger and we had somewhere special to go I would put them in bow ties.They look so innocent , sweet and adorable.This is why he chose to wear the bow tie!!

Nathalie B   September 3rd, 2009 3:20 pm ET

him. C

dedee   September 3rd, 2009 3:21 pm ET

image thats all that was – but smart people are not fooled. This thug needs to show more than a bow tie to earn any respect. And whats up with bringing Mommy to cry for the show? Beating up a women is never ever an accident.

msmackadocious   September 3rd, 2009 3:26 pm ET

All i have to say is that people make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Sure, no man should ever hit a woman, but i dont think she may have been an angel in the situation either. He is a human being! I don't know how many apologies will it take for him to take is seriously so he can be able to move on with his life and career. Yes, he plead guilty, and will suffer the consequences for that incident. but let the authorites and court systems deal with that! who am i to say what actually happened in the car that day? I wasn't there, and either was anyone else, except him and rihanna. Chris Brown was the hottest Male R&B artist out and i will not forget that due to an altercation between him and his significant other. So now that his sentence is understood with community service and probation, can his music continue to play on the radio? Can his videos continue to be shown? Can he move on with his career? She has, why shouldn't he be able to?

Ivette   September 3rd, 2009 3:52 pm ET


someone's mom   September 3rd, 2009 4:13 pm ET

I think it was his mom who chose the bowtie. It was not attractive; however, neither is he. I felt sorry for Larry trying to get information for an interview from this jerk. His whole story is already in the public and there was no reason for him to act so sanctimonious about the whole thing. It was not a good interview but it was not larry's fault.

anne h   September 3rd, 2009 4:16 pm ET

B) Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos obv! wanted him to look smarter and innocent. DIDN'T WORK!!!

Sabrina   September 3rd, 2009 4:20 pm ET

IMO a whole team of people who are invested in reviving his career coached him on what to wear & how to act. The idea was to appeal to a wide range of people who may be judging him harshly, so look clean cut, wear a calming color like light blue (also why they use it in prison & school walls), have some shapes shaved into your hair for the hip hop people, a bowtie for the muslim folks, etc etc. It was such a waste of their time too, because everything he said undid their effort. "I did it, I'm sorry, now can we get over it & talk about something else.'" Let's talk about how young and innocent I am, let's talk about how I want to respect the privacy of the girl whose face I bashed in, let's talk about how two people disagreeing is such a problem in the world because it causes domestic violence. He needs alotta help with his thinking about this & that part is not solely his fault. If your biggest influence in early life, aka mom & dad showed you that you gotta 'let it go, it's not that big a deal, we're gonna act like it never happened, I shouldn't have provoked him' every time it happens, then that's the only script you really know.

sweets   September 3rd, 2009 4:23 pm ET

If this was in the "old" days- When Chris said I dont remember, His mamma should have slapped his face and said we came on here to tell the truth, eithre tell it or let's go home

Robin   September 3rd, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Chris Brown's mother has an opportunity to save her son, but instead she chooses to stand idle watching him self-destruct. Unfortunately, the next time Chris beats a woman, and trust me he will, he'll probably kill her...then what?

wjcampbell   September 3rd, 2009 5:18 pm ET

his mom

Shona   September 3rd, 2009 5:21 pm ET

C) Because I've seen him several times in bow ties or nerdy gear. So that was no surprise. But I do not think he has fully come to grip with his problems. I agree with him that he should not have discussed personal conversations between him and Rihanna. But other than that I think he really didn't know what to say. He kept sayin the same thing, like it was drilled into him. Is he embarassed that he did it or is he embarassed that everyone knows? I think he lied about this being their first incident and believe that like he said, it never rose to that level. Many men think that a push or breaking something is not major, but its scary as hell to a woman. All I can say is that he is young and any one can change, but you have to first fully accept your roll and look inside yourself. And I just don't believe he has accomplished that yet.

Terry   September 3rd, 2009 5:35 pm ET

I didn't believe a word this guy said! It is just a matter of time before he beats up another lady, or even the same one.

justsaying   September 3rd, 2009 6:05 pm ET

where was Rihanna ? Oh thats right there is a restraining order. Thats why his mom was there to have a female seen standing by him. Shame on you Mr Brown for using mommy like that

justsaying   September 3rd, 2009 6:07 pm ET

kinda funny how Jon Gosselin took his Mommy to Vegas this week and Chris Brown shows up on Larry with his Mommy too

Tessa   September 3rd, 2009 6:21 pm ET

Chris Brown was only sorry because he got caught and his career is in jeopardy. Fans don't like abusive men and will never forget and don't easily forgive either.. His public image is ruined and hopefully, he can get his life back on tracks and make amends with Rihanna and his fans. His career success is in the hands of the fans. They either make you or break you!!!

Ron San Bruno, Ca   September 3rd, 2009 6:49 pm ET

mark was responsible for the Bo Tie , play it up marky you'll defend the right for any man too beat or kill a woman , if he's got the money to fight the charge's . Will that be visa or mastercard ?

nanette Harris   September 3rd, 2009 6:51 pm ET

If Jesus Christ can forgive why can"t we? Who are we to write comments about someone's personal conflict and problems? All these comments lead nowhere. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Leave Chris Brown alone and let him live his life. Mind ya own business.

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   September 3rd, 2009 8:30 pm ET

That wasn't the first time Chris has worn a bow-tie.

Kenya   September 3rd, 2009 10:25 pm ET

I think an image consultant was involved.

janette tx   September 4th, 2009 12:25 am ET

The tie was Larry's idea to make him look innocent...didn't work!

Debrham   September 4th, 2009 1:23 am ET

my answer for bow tie is someone else did this.

karen j   September 4th, 2009 2:59 am ET

this guy is a joke do u think his lawyer would put a bow tie on Charlie too...

elora75   September 4th, 2009 3:11 am ET

It is obvious where the bow-tie came from. Everyone knows that Chris Brown liked Michael Jackson. With his passing, a lot of stars are emulating his unique style.

elora75   September 4th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Okay...I's sad but true...trying to be like the late great Michael Jackson. Mike would turn over in his grave if he knew!

jdf from holland   September 4th, 2009 4:37 am ET


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justsaying   September 4th, 2009 2:06 pm ET

people who want us to buy their products, vote them to public office and plain old "worship" them NEED TO BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD.

Yes as a Christian I believe God forgives and we should all do the same. BUT the perp needs to honestly exhibit remorse. All I have seen from Chris has been someone trying to cover his ass.Who knows one more punch to Rihanna and he might have been a Murderer

janelle   September 4th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

First of all, regarding the bow tie how was he suppose to dress, like a thug? I think not......and regarding him not answering larrys questions about what caused it, that was between him and rihanna.If any of us read the tabloids or watch tmz we know as well as Larry that it was probably provoked by her slapping him first .I think they should both be in counseling.Theres probably alot more to this than is being brought forward. none of us will ever accept what hes done but we'll learn to live with it just like Chris will.

Debrazz   September 4th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

Chris Brown should have came out with his excuse and plea for forgiveness for beating up Rihanna when this first happened. Bringing up stuff only brings back bad feelings toward him. This world is full of stone throwers who has forgotten or maybe doesn't know
that they have faults also. I'll pray that Chris gets the help that he needs and that the world forgives him as God has.

Richard, Kankakee, IL.   September 4th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

why even ask him any questions he is not going to tell the truth, put that liar in jail!

Jada N.   September 5th, 2009 9:53 am ET

I feel that he truly is sorry. When most people make a mistake they say sorry.. So why cant most people forgive him like i did. People get more mad than Rihanna did that makes no sense because she was in the situation. Now if she forgives him why cant every body else? Also everyone is saying he got off easy you dont know that. Do u have 50 thousand dollars? i doubt it. So people just need to stop judging him because it hurts when you judged. Every one did something wrong atleast once in their life so this was his wrong doing. I am still going to be a Chris brown fan till the end.

Lady Jan   September 5th, 2009 2:56 pm ET

take me off the blog of the Bow tie boy

irene661   September 5th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

I think he or his Mom decided on the blue bow tie....looked cheesy.

Jessica   September 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Chris Brown should never be compared to Michael Jackson. Michael was a gentle , kind,humble person and Chris Brown is a spoiled child , who is only concerned with his image and making money. He has 1/100 the talent of Michael Jackson. He has a few catchy tunes, but his voice does not stand out, nor his dancing. What a waste of an hour of a person's time. He has temper problems and will need a lot of counselling to get over this. He does not come across as "believable" at all. These public apologies are all the doing of his publicists and mother, who want him to keep bringing in the mega bucks.

Jally   September 6th, 2009 4:03 am ET

ummmm i think it was chris brown's idea. hey.. he just duing him. it looks cute

van winkle 19   September 6th, 2009 11:09 am ET

I thought the bow tie and the color blue looked good on him. I accept his apology. His girl is the one who has to accept it.
Chris Brown is not the only person in this country who has beat up their partner. Every few seconds a woman is being abused...some men are abused too and they stay there and take it. So most of us must have "temper problems" and/or need counseling.
Chris is a talented person and I hope that the public will soon find another wiping boy.

Kelli   September 6th, 2009 11:43 am ET

I'd say chris picked it, he always looks good no matter what hes wearing, and he has wore a bow tie before!

Jamie   September 7th, 2009 4:54 pm ET

idk i mean Chris has swagg...luv him so much!!!

Ackeem   September 8th, 2009 10:50 am ET

chris himself

ansoanso   September 9th, 2009 11:56 am ET

I think Brown's mother. Cuz womens are have more taste than man.
Brown doesn't have stylist? Odd. Sorry about my English.

Cmbwife   September 18th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Chris brown is different ; how comet he society doesnt get that being boring doesn't get you anywhere !!! look at kanye !! geezz it was cutee;damn i wish people would get off his back !!!

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