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Rihanna Kissed Chris Brown at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Ready the clucking tongues: At the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Rihanna was spotted giving Chris Brown a friendly kiss.

In case you've been dwelling beneath a boulder, the pair have a history of domestic violence, stemming from a very public incident three years ago in which Brown beat Rihanna and photos surfaced later of her face, bruised and swollen.

Since then, Brown has been both vilified and welcomed back into the music industry, and the industry has been vilified for welcoming him back. Meanwhile, Rihanna recently went on Oprah to say that she will always love Brown and that they're still friends.

Ladyblogs like Jezebel have already jumped on board with denouncing last night's smooch, and no doubt there will be more where that came from. We're not saying by any stretch that Rihanna should remain besties with a man who abused her -- but perhaps the best thing isn't to jump on board and continue to attack her for her choices, but to recognize that people's attachments to relationships don't always make sense...and that celebrities are no different.

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