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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Girl Scouts to Chris Brown: No cookies for you!



The Girl Scouts of the USA, mostly known each year for their cookie sales, have been weighing in on Mom_chrisrhianna more than just Thin Mints. So it's no wonder they tackled the alleged dust up between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna. A recent survey of Girl Scouts finds that 95 percent of them think Brown's alleged actions in the incident involving Rihanna were not justifiable for any reason.That's very different from another poll in which 46 percent of the teens said that Rihanna was responsible for what happened.

But the Girl Scouts aren't buying that. Nearly 60 percent hold Brown responsible for what happened while 33 percent put the blame on both of them. Now, 45 percent believe that Rihanna may have provoked Brown in some way but again the vast majority think that doesn't matter. The survey, given to girls ages 8-17, found that girls ages 13-17 were more likely to think that Rihanna did something to provoke Brown.

Now one nugget of bad news did come out of this survey: Younger girls under the age of 13 were more likely to blame Rihanna for the violent outburst. Self esteem is at the center of what the Girl Scouts try to teach members and if the girls aren't getting that lesson, then maybe it is time for a harder sell. In fact, nearly half of the girls surveyed said that low self esteen would probably be the main reason Rihanna would get back together with Brown.

With so many stories out there -- including this one -- saying that the two singers are back together, you do wonder what that says about her self esteem. Clearly, it's never okay to hit or be hit, a lesson maybe not enough kids are learning at an early age.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Associated Press]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00am]


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