Singer Ailee slammed for posing with Chris Brown, who beat up Rihanna in 2009

Fans were outraged and raised the question over why South Korean singer Ailee (left) would want to hang out with Chris Brown, who physically assaulted Rihanna in 2009. PHOTO: THESHADEROOM / INSTAGRAM

Billie Eilish - okay.

Chris Brown - not okay.

That is the verdict from netizens after Korean-American singer Ailee, 30, posted photos of her with the two artists at the recent Grammy Awards.

Brown, 30, had physically assaulted singer Rihanna, 31, when they were a couple in 2009 and were driving away from a Grammys party.

Fans were outraged that Ailee also posted that she was a fan of his music in her younger days.

They raised the question over why Ailee would want to hang out with a domestic abuser.

She was quick to defend her action, posting: "I took this photo without any knowledge of what he did. The only thing on my mind was literally 'oh wow!! CB! I used to love his songs'.

"I do not and will not support women, men, pet, animal or any other kinds of abusers. Now stop giving me so much sh** for something I didn't even know happened."

But some fans are not buying her explanation, saying it is impossible for her not to be aware of the 2009 Rihanna episode that made headlines.

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