Chris Brown posts a picture of himself playing with his puppies
He’s been caught up in a dog breeding scandal this week with critics blasting him for selling cute animals on his website CBbreeds.webs.com.
But in an attempt to fizzle out the backlash, Chris Brown has attempted to show off his softer side by tweeting a picture of himself looking after his adorable pets.
He posted an image of himself relaxing at home with his pooches, kicking back on a sofa as he did a spot of dog sitting.
The excited 22-year-old captioned the picture: ‘Being dad today!’
Wearing a comfortable grey tracksuit with ‘NYU’ emblazoned across it, he kicked back stroking two white pit bull pets.
The performer – stares down into the eyes of a smaller pooch – which is thought to be the latest in his growing collection of animals.
However, according to E! Online the star is stirring controversy for breeding canines and selling them for profit, drawing heat from animal-rights activists who want him to promote pound puppy adoptions instead.
On Monday his manager and mother, Joyce Hawkins, posted a link on her Twitter page to CB Breeds, a website featuring a photo of her son holding up a newborn puppy and offering seven fully vaccinated American pit bull terriers for $1,000 each.
She wrote: ‘CHRIS BROWN PUPPIES FOR SALE.’
However a spokesperson for Brown denied to the publication that he is breeding, clarifying that the dogs are part of a litter birthed by his family's pooches in Virginia.
The animals were being sold to make sure they got good homes.
The representative said: ‘He loves animals, especially dogs.’
He had faced a backlash from several organisations including PETA who said: ‘There is no such thing as a responsible breeder while wonderful dogs are being put down in animal shelters across the country for lack of a good home.
'This is a moneymaking scheme, and Brown will count the suckers who fall for it as he counts the money on the way to the bank.’
Meanwhile the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said:
‘There is no reason to breed and produce more pit bull puppies when there are pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America.
‘Furthermore, as some of these dogs suffer from and are victims of their owner's misuse, they can be even harder to place.’
The snap of him somewhat practicing parenting duties came soon after another try at showing he can be affectionate.
He shared a touching picture of a sunset embrace with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran earlier this week.
The couple proved they are more together than ever after the star began seeing his ex-girlfriend Rihanna again and the pair even collaborated on two of her latest tracks.
Source: Daily Mail