People are furious with Chris Brown over this Instagram video with his daughter

People are furious with Chris Brown over this Instagram video with his daughter

A lot of people hate Chris Brown for abusing women. In 2008, he brutally assaulted Rihanna, punching her multiple times and slamming her head into his car window. Who can forget those horrific photos of her bruised face? After the incident, Chris didn't seem very remorseful. He pled "not guilty," and complained whenever the media brought up domestic violence. During an interview with Good Morning America, he was so upset he threw a chair at a window.

Chris Brown Credit: Getty

But he's a talented singer, and his career survived. In 2012, he won the Grammy for Best R&B Album. He's featured on almost every major hip-hop album. And this year he released a compelling documentary: Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life. In the film, he finally opens up about the barbaric fight with Rihanna, admitting, "I felt like a fucking monster...I hate it to this day, that’s going to haunt me forever."

Is Chris turning over a new leaf? Apparently not. Once again, he's in trouble over allegations of abuse, but this time it's not about abusing women. It's about abusing animals.

Most parents would get their kid a puppy or a kitten for a pet. Chris gave his three-year-old daughter, Royalty, a baby marmoset monkey. The 28-year-old shared a video of the two with his 41 million Instagram followers. In the video, Royalty cradles the monkey, which is bundled in blankets like a baby, and even wearing its own diaper. "Is that your baby?" asks Chris from behind the camera. "She's going to be bigger than you!"

This video might seem cute, but it sparked massive outrage on social media. Marmoset monkeys are awesome, but they're also exotic animals. They require specific care and are not meant to live in captivity, because it endangers their mental health. It also puts the owner's safety in danger, in the event of a Planet Of The Apes-type situation.

As many people noted in the comments, monkeys are not household pets.

"You ripped that baby from his mother for your own pleasure and entertainment."

"When humans take an animal away from its natural habitat it is selfish and wrong."

"This is animal abuse. Wild animals belong in the WILD."

"You ripped that baby from his mother for your own pleasure and entertainment."

"Primates need conspecifics (other primates) for their well-being. No human is a substitute for that...this baby was probably taken away from its caged mom, who is probably being used as a breeding machine for the pet trade."

Monkeys Credit: Pexels

I don't usually say this, but I agree with the pitchfork -wielding mob. It's not illegal to own a marmoset monkey as a pet, but animal experts advise against it.

"If you try to keep [monkeys] as pets you're creating a mentally disturbed animal in 99.9 percent of the cases," said veterinarian Kevin Wright to National Geographic. "The animal will never be able to fit in any other home. Never learn how to get along with other monkeys. And, more often than not, will end up with a lot of behavioral traits that are self-destructive."

Oh, come on. What kind of destructive behavioral traits could a marmoset monkey possibly learn from Chris Brown?