Eve is doubling back on the “harsh” comments she made about Chris Brown.
Over the last few days The Talk co-host has been in the hot seat surrounding her remarks about the the Grammy winning singer’s recent arrest for allegedly drugging and rapping a women in Paris.
“This is such a shame. It’s really a shame,” Eve said to her co-hosts and audience on Tuesday after news broke.”Obviously, we know he’s had troubles in the past. It’s like, when are you gonna stop and grow up and allow the talent to shine through and fix your brain? This is ridiculous!”
Eve also held no punches when discussing her thoughts on sexual assault making sure to note that “times have changed.”
“If you guys don’t know that yet — whether in America or overseas — get your act together,” she said. “You can’t be treating women how you want to treat them in any kind of way just because you think you’re a superstar. It’s just not the way to be.”
Shortly after she was met with a ton of backlash on Twitter by fans who felt she was being too judgmental. On Thursday she took to Instagram to issue an apology.
“At first I didn’t think what I said was harsh, but then I looked back it and I realized it was kind of harsh,” she began. “I’m passionate about the climate that we are in … with women and all these allegations coming out. My passion wasn’t geared towards Chris Brown and these specific allegations. Like I said before I didn’t know if those allegations were true or false and they are not true and he has been released and in that way I am rooting for him.”
She concluded, “I have to have an opinion, I am a woman, I’ve been through some things and we have to keep the conversation going, so whoever was offended I apologize.”
On Tuesday, the R&B singer was released from police custody on his own recognizance (or without bail). Furthermore, authorities stated he was free to leave the country, which TMZ reports is usually a sign that there are problems with the case.
Brown has maintained his innocence and has also filed a defamation suit against his accuser.