Cupid's Pulse Article: Seth MacFarlane Jokes about Rihanna and Chris Brown at the OscarsCupid's Pulse Article: Seth MacFarlane Jokes about Rihanna and Chris Brown at the Oscars

By Andrea Surujnauth

According to, the emcee of this year’s Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane, decided crack a joke at the expense of Chris Brown and Rihanna’s controversial on and off relationship. During his opening monologue, MacFarlane discussed Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. “This is a story about man fighting to get back his woman who has been subjected  to unthinkable violence, or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it – a date movie. That’s as bad as it gets, if it makes  you feel better.” His joke got a round of nervous laughter from the audience as he continued on with the movie discussion.

What do you do if your friend gets back together with a violent ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

Worried about your friend getting back with one of their violent exes? Should you do something? If so, what? Cupid is here with some advice:

1. Reach out: Tell your friend how you feel. Tell them you are concerned and worried about their safety. Offer to help them and let them know you are there.

2. Support: Be supportive and listen to them talk about their feelings. If they make a decision that you do not agree with, do not fight them over it or stop talking to them. Let them know you are always there so they don’t end up isolating themselves from you, otherwise, they won’t come to you when they realize that they really do need help.

3. Leave the abuser alone: One mistake people tend to make when they have a friend that is in an abusive relationship is contact the abuser and start a fight with them. If you contact the abuser and anger them, you will put your friend in more danger. Keep your feelings between you and your friend, for your friend’s safety.

What would you do if your friend got back into an abusive relationship? Share your thoughts below.