Chris Brown's publicist must have been sleeping -- because for some reason, the guy who's famous for beating up Rihanna didn't think twice about posing next to a guy who looks like he got his ass kicked.
The guy with the busted face is celeb designer Jean Paul Gaultier -- who was wearing make-up for a warrior-themed runway show ... but Chris Brown's unfortunate smiling face was 100% real.
No word on whether this violates the terms of Brown's probation.
Chris Brown -- Bloody Tasteless Photo
1/21/2010 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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