Sometimes even a felony charge for beating a woman isn't enough to keep a good PR moment down.
And what's more, administrators and parents seem ready to turn a blind eye to Brown's brutal pre-Grammy-party antics.
'"I extended an invitation to all celebrities and politicians, and we had an acceptance by him," said principal Dawn Cejas, who added that the evening was geared toward encouraging students to read.
The article also quoted Olubunmi Sonubi, mom of fifth-grader Ishola, who said she was cool with giving Brown a "second chance."
"He can come even though he was arrested," she said. "He's coming to read to the children. He apologized on TV. Sometimes in real life we make mistakes."
True. But the chasm between a mistake and a violent beat-down is a bit wide.
With an image to rebuild, it's obvious Brown is out to score Brownie points any way he can -- and accepting this kind of invite is a no-brainer in working toward that end.
If your kid went to this school, how would you feel about Brown reading to him or her? Is protesting Brown's appearance the right thing to do, or is giving him a second chance -- like the mom in the article -- more in keeping with your beliefs?