Earlier this week a Canadian telecommunications company pulled their sponsorship from the Energy Rush music festival in Nova Scotia after learning that singer Chris Brown had been added to the line up [click here if you missed that].
Another sponsor has followed suit...
The Center for Arts and Technology-Halifax released a statement on their Facebook page on their decision to cut ties with the event.
“Due to the recent announcement of Chris Brown as Energy Rush’s featured artist, we have officially withdrawn our sponsorship from this event. When we became a sponsor of Energy Rush, we were not aware of who the featured artist was going to be at that time… We feel that pulling our sponsorship is the best option given the feature artist’s reputation. As an educational institution, we can’t ignore the sentiments expressed on campus that participating in this year’s event goes against our collective values.”