ESSENCE Poll: Do You Have To Defend Your Breakup Online?

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In this digital age, do you feel you have to speak out when your ex bashes you publicly?

In this digital age, we share everything on social media, from what we're eating to what we're wearing, and even who we're dating. And sometimes, we want to share when a relationship takes a turn for the worse.

Singer Chris Brown and girlfriend Karrueche Tran can attest to this. Over the weekend, Brown publicly announced things were over with Tran. The two took turns bashing each other via Instagram, blaming one another for being the reason their relationship didn't work. 

"I refuse to be repeatedly mistreated especially by someone who claims to love me," Tran wrote on her Instagram. "Don't be mad at me because I prefer to be happy."

"That ride or die act we have been fooling the world with obviously ain't working," Brown responded in a post on his Instagram. "I was locked up for damn near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you while u was hosting parties and taking secret trips to Toronto, going on dates with Drake! So let's not try to save face for public opinion because I don't need to play victim so people can take my side."

Once an ex has aired your dirty laundry, do you feel that you have to defend it on social media?

Do you think you have to defend your relationship online?
Total votes: 211

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