Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Music Fest Loses 4th Sponsor Over Chris Brown


This is getting ridiculous. Earlier this week two sponsors for the Energy Rush Music Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia cut ties with the event after learning Chris Brown had been added to the line up [click here if you missed that].

Two more sponsors just jumped ship...

Molson Coors Brewing Co., and an esthetics company called Touch of Radiance both released statements saying they were withdrawing their support from Energy Rush because they didn't want to be associated with Chris Brown.

Even the Mayor of Halifax spoke out against Chris telling the local newspaper,
“It makes me kind of sick, to be honest with you, that someone like this will be performing in Halifax.”
“Those of us who are in public life – I’m in public life, he’s in public life – you have to be responsible for your past actions, and I think it sends a very, very wrong message to everybody. I’m not keen on the city supporting this in any way.”
The backlash began after an online petition to get Chris Brown dropped from music festival received over 100,000 signatures.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG this is so bad for him!

Anonymous said...

I like this new trend of blacklisting rappers and other celebs who wanna show out. Maybe now people will begin to uphold a better standard of being, no matter whether you're a celeb or a normal person. Time to let the ratchetness cease.

Anonymous said...

I say, "don't give anyone a reason to FUCK with YOU"
#handleyourbizkid

Anonymous said...

I MUST SAY THIS IS VERY RIDICULOUS AND UNFAIR!!! WHEN SEAN PENN USED TO BEAT MADONNA- NO ONE GAVE HIM ANY BACK- LASH- AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE WENT ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST critically acclaimed ACTORS OF HGIS TIME. THIS IS DOUBLE SIDED. WHATS GOOD FOR THE CAUCASIANS ARENT WORKING FOR BLACK MEN. I BET IF JUSTIN BEIBER BEAT HIS GIRL, CAUCASIANS WOULD MAKE SOME EXCUSE AS TO EHY THEY FEEL THE NEED TO SUPOORT HIM!!! NO, IT WASNT RIGHT WHAT CHRIS DID, BUT RIHANNA- THE VICTIM HAS MOVED ON.,.MAYBE YALL SHOULD TOO!!! HE MADE A MISTAKE, PAID THE PRICE FOR IT- HE RECIEVES MORE BACK LASH THAN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHO ACTUALLY KILLS PEOPLE THEN LIE ANDE LAUGH ABOUT IT!

ThatBKhick said...

It's taking people speaking out against artist who have no care but anything but themselves.....Lil Wayne and now Chris more recently. I agree with 1:09 about people finally are waking up and demanding the fact that as black men who are artist and impressionable on our youth, we are finally taking a stand.

Chris brown is the Fantasia (minus the baby momma dram) of music. He's had too many chances to turn his career around, try to get his image together. Instead, these idiots won't invest in an image consultant, nor a PR person to help them get their shit together. I have not sympathy for dude! Somewhere Rihanna is laughing, crying, getting high and drunk, thus, about to have a mental breakdown about the foolery of this fool....she is heading down the same direction if she don't get her shit together soon too....SMDH!

Anonymous said...

This is silly. I bet you half of the executives and/or employees are at home beating their wives...but want to throw stones. FOH

Tippie Toes said...

Chris get into acting that'll show em....

Tippie Toes said...

This is silly. I bet you half of the executives and/or employees are at home beating their wives..
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And mistresses....

Anonymous said...

JAYZ IS BEHIND THIS AND RHIANNA TOO!

Tippie Toes said...

Chris' problem is he keeps seeming unapologetic and as if he hasn't learned from his mistakes this is why the Masses are coming for him - Chris is take a seat and take a thorough look around him for answers to his resolutions

Anonymous said...

This is beyond pathetic. What's done is done and he can never take that back. To continue to make him suffer at every turn is unfair. Watching the double standard against our black men is sickening. We have been hearing for years about needing to know our history so that we don't repeat it. More and more it is looking to me like we are well on the road back to segregation and blatant racism on a grand level. It's time for black people to cut out the foolishness, come together, and push forward together. We can't fight anything as long as we're all divided.

Honey Bun said...

Oh Rhianna dear, is you bajan ass behind this??

Anonymous said...

1:16
It was well known that madonna was beating on his ass as well. they fought constantly, and she never had any busted lips or black eyes dealing with him. when it got to be too much they both went thier seperate ways. and sean was considered to be critically aclaimed before he got with madonna. It does not matter if there is a double standard for white celebs versus black, thats how its always been! its a slow process to equality. you already know that blacks have to try harder and be better at whatever we do.

As an indivdual you MUST be accountable for your own actions, and his actions are pitiful to say the least. dont deflect and give this fool a pass! thats the problem with the people he surronds him self with. nobody trying to say what needs to be said. he is an ASS CLOWN!!!!

Anonymous said...

This young man is going to end up dead off of the drugs that he's self medicating with and a lot of people are going to feel like shit for driving him down that road. Yes, he put himself there...but no one knows what happened in that car. CB is just too dumb to tell the truth. I'm from the islands and I know how island women get down. I'm not a CB fan but enough is enough. This boy is gonna end up dead over this shit.

Anonymous said...

chris somewhere popping more mollys and snorting more coke. he might as call the rest of his 20's a wrap, regroup and come back out at 30 like some sort of redeemed mature man. that 2 years in prison is going to be terrible and i know rihanna ass will be there visiting.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what the executives are doing it's their money that sponsors these events. These companies are out to make money not support dumb shit. Image is everything to society and society is who dictates what is and is not acceptable. As on of the poster said RiRi is on her way out and a lot of others if they don't straighten up. Take sports for example especially basketball, if a player is not playing the night of a game he is not allowed to sit court-side with out being business dress. So again image plays a big role in a lot of profession and companies get tired of dealing with bull shit.

Anonymous said...

I like this new trend of blacklisting rappers and other celebs who wanna show out. - 1:09 PM

mee too

Anonymous said...

soo we just gonna ignore all the other fucked up shit he has done since the rhi rhi beat down!?! people dont make excuses for him, he needs to grown up and start on his path to being a responsible MAN, not a man-child prone to fits and violence.

Anonymous said...

And I usually don't like to bring racism into these kind of situations. BUT if he was a white boy their would be all kinds of sponsors hopping on board. Saying they will support him and wouldn't even label it as a mental/drug problem, but would actually call it "stress" and the more work for him the better. Rich Black guy makes a couple of mistakes, he's the devil. And like 1:25 & 1:27 says these executives are the ones who possibly goes home and beat their wives/mistresses asses for breakfast,lunch, & dinner. And snorts cocaine & sips a bottle of vodka for a midnight snack.

However Chris should now get the clue to start improving his behavior and learn to keep some of him for him & to stop shitting in the place called hollywierd that keeps him fed. He's too talented for the b.s.

Anonymous said...

WHATS GOOD FOR THE CAUCASIANS ARENT WORKING FOR BLACK MEN. I BET IF JUSTIN BEIBER BEAT HIS GIRL, CAUCASIANS WOULD MAKE SOME EXCUSE AS TO EHY THEY FEEL THE NEED TO SUPOORT HIM!!! - 1:16 PM
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THEY do not set OUR standard of behavior. WE do. Let THEM carry on as much as they want. WE need to think about how WE want to live.

Oh, and a lot of caucasians HATE Justin Bieber.

Bee Gee said...

I wonder how many sponsors in total are connected to this event - that would give it more perspective. Either way, seems like some monkey see/monkey do type shit..

Anonymous said...

caucasians hate justin beiber because he hangs out with black people and wants to be black.

Anonymous said...

This shyte happened eons ago let this shyte go!!! i am so sick of hearing abt this tired azz shyte!!! please move on. EVERYBODY and I mean EVERYBODY has done something they regret just fortunately for us we are not in the public spotlight. Whether the mistake was big or small no one is perfect. And dont give me that he's a celebrity crap being a celebrity doesnt make you super human and above human behavior BTW I couldnt be a celeb ppl would freakin hate my guts bcz im human and i make mistakes fortunately if I am truly repentant and make amends for that mistake I serve a God who forgives. if you dont want him to be a role model for you or yours dont buy his music dont support him in anyway but MISS ME WITH ALL THIS SANCTIMONIUS BULL!!!

Anonymous said...

Somebody buried a chicken foot with his name wrapped around it or some shit, cause this nigga can't win for shit!

Anonymous said...

Chris Brown acts like an idiot. He needs to grow up. I mean the young cat is talented but all he gets is bad press. I cant say its not his own fault though. He travels around doing dumb/stupid shit all of the time. I've always said he will be his own demise to his career if he doesnt grow up.

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee

you know damn well it is, but once one company pulls out for those reasons, its like saying all the other companies have on problem with it. you know that shit falls like dominos! this hit and run incident did not help any!

Tippie Toes said...

My question is if all the sponsors continue to pull out how will there ever be a show?

Anonymous said...

2:49

but he keep on doing regretful ass shit! he just got into a car accident where karruche tried, and failed, to cover for him. he stay having fight incidents with other artist, he stole a fan's phone, threw a chair through the window of a major monrining news company, and he disrespects the shit out his neighbors. the shit just keeps comming! how can somebody move on when you make it your business to remind them what type of ASS HOLE you really are? stop making excuses for him already!

Anonymous said...

hmm... Little Wayne sang a song saying he wants to fuck all the girls in the world with his daughter & other underage girls on a stage no protest. Little Wayne sings about getting high on syrup, no protest. Little Wayne introduced the new generation to s/a/g/g/i/n aka n/i/g/g/a/s, no protest.

Jay Z is in video slapping a woman down to the floor, see this video if you missed that; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY6JklZNndA.
Jay Z sings raps about getting a way with murder and selling cocaine, no protest.
In fact wholly anglo saxon corporations are jumping at the chance to work with him. No protests, no losses of sponsorship, no one is still talking about all that he has done that was far more than CB.
CB was wrong for what he did. His arrogance is really anger. The media couldn't allow him to fester in his mistake, they have made him the scapegoat for every domestic violence cause around the world. I believe this is done to keep people feeling sorry for Rhianna because right now she is a corporate cash cow. But when they are ready to get rid of her, Rhianna will then see how deep their love truly runs.
Beyonce shook her ass for a Muammar Gaddafi, a man known for doing far more to way too man women than CB can dream of people are still paying to see her and sponsors are still writing checks to her.

CB is in the same boat as Justin Beiber. The media would let him be a good clean boy. They continuously branded him as a lesbian or transgendered and whatever. Then JB tried to toughen his image, tattoos, weed, hanging with hard heads and doing what thugs do. Now they are still unhappy.
CB go away. clean yourself up get rehab. Stop listening to your silly ass momma who encourages you to be with Rhianna & sets you up on talk shows that continue to bagger you. get it together because they are gunning for you.

Anonymous said...

Tippie

thats the idea! keep pulling out till they drop his ass then they will be back on board with it!

say what yall want, but nobody really likes an asshole no matter what race you are!

Anonymous said...

3:18

you trying way too hard and the shit aint that deep. lil winnie and camel suck the rights dicks so they know what they doing. unless chris will do the same he needs to straigten up. you dont wanna get your knees dirty and you trying to repair your image? you might wanna start by acting like you respect yourself, then start with others.

Tippie Toes said...

@3:19
I know becuz I waiver on being a fan one and the next I'm more than annoyed....but I do think its pretty cowardly for so many sponsor to gang up on one young troubled singer! That says so much to me about the corporate sponsors

Anonymous said...

CB love its time for a bush bath i know you cursed the day you met that green eyed bajan witch... Bee gee is right tho monkey see monkey do.

Anonymous said...

WASNT THAT LIKE 5 YEARS AGO, DAMN LET THAT MAN WORK, THEY GOING TO BE LOOKING CRAZY WHEN HE SELL OUT AND THEY DONT GET A CUT OF IT, IF PEOPLE WOULD MIND THEY OWN BUSINESS (LIKE gEORGE zIMMERMAN)EVERYBODY WOULD BE FINE WITH THEY LIVES. RIH IS HAPPY AND CHRIS IS TRYING TO BE. JUST LET HIM

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Chris Brown but come on he went to court and received punishment. Halifax as well with the rest of the world is filled with wife abusers. Halifax what happens after "critical" NHL games? The hospital emergency wards are filled with female victims beaten to a pulp. This is BS. Why don't you pursue other "famous people". Drinking and abuse is a lifestyle from all segments of that society.
rock bands,actors... oh yeah that's right the same reason 5 white women and one hispanic woman brought one of the most devilish verdicts.

zeeedeee said...

so what....another one bites the dust....it is the dominoe effect and its so stupid....best way to handle it is do the BEST show of your life chris and make them all eat cake....when those lame i mean same sponsors try to get back on politely decline and keep it pushin...JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER and wait for THEM to kiss YOUR ass

Anonymous said...

Guess what guys: these are Canadians you're talking about. We don't have the racial tension you americans do, and more than that, we have principles. Doesn't matter what execs are doing behind closed doors, this is about a Principle. Execs arent living in the spotlight, chris brown is. They do not want to support someone who beat on a woman and showed little remorse, and continues to act a fool to this day. The 100,000 ppl who signed the petition don't want to support that either. It isn't about black and white. If you all down south want to forgive this clown and put money in his pockets, go right ahead. No one is stopping him from working - he's welcome to work - ELSEWHERE.

Honey Bun said...

@ 2:59 LMAO, I'm telling it's that bajan island voodoo

Anonymous said...

This brings me back to how Jay Z is so hypocritical towards Chris. How would Jay feel is everyone were to say " You use to be a drug dealer, so you cannot perform anymore, or we refuse to buy your music, or support anyone in your crew. The hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Welp, you win some you lose a lot.

@5:58 get off your high horse. Canada is not that different from America, y'all are just less retarded lol

Anonymous said...

@1:09 I agree.

Anonymous said...

@6:43 I can't stand Jay Z, but the bottom line is this, Jay Z USED to sell drugs or so he says, but Chris Brown is STILL showing his ass. He was embraced by the hip hop community since savagely beating a woman and since then, he has shown no remorse nor has he done anything to clean up his image, he has continued to be wreckless. Its time for the little sissy to grow up.

Anonymous said...

If a old ugly fat bitch from the south was held accountable for saying nigg€r in 1985 you know his black ass will be held accountable for his shit too. He needs to stop playing the victim and stay off twitter. Chris is an asshole just like most other entertainers but the keep it on the low. So if he is not willing to grow the fuck up he should STFU and stop exclaiming his asshole ways.

Anonymous said...

It confuses me how the world is so against chris brown, when the woman he beat so badly, publicly went back to him and seemed to have no problem with it at all. Makes no sense to me whatsoever. Convinced that Jay z is the one on a smear campaign against him and Rihanna is supporting it. He should've kept it moving and never went back with her. Now he's gonna lose his mind, but it's his own fault. I do believe she started that fight with him, because no other woman ever said he raised a hand to her---not even karreuche.

Anonymous said...

@6:49 I grew up in Toronto and live in miami - trust me canada and us are WORLDS APART.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It confuses me how the world is so against chris brown, when the woman he beat so badly, publicly went back to him and seemed to have no problem with it at all. Makes no sense to me whatsoever. Convinced that Jay z is the one on a smear campaign against him and Rihanna is supporting it. He should've kept it moving and never went back with her. Now he's gonna lose his mind, but it's his own fault. I do believe she started that fight with him, because no other woman ever said he raised a hand to her---not even karreuche.
7:52 PM
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So basically you're blaming Rihanna and Jay Z for Chris being a f*ck up? Based on absolutely no proof whatsoever. SMDH. Though there is so much stupid and unfounded nonsense in your post, I will grant you a little schooling.

There is a reason Chris rubs people up the wrong way, a reason why he is often in trouble with the law, a reason his career is stalling and a reason why there are major sponsors want nothing to do with him. That reason is because of CHRIS BROWN. You can foolishly point the blame in any number of directions to make yourself feel better but the truth is, if Chris Brown had actually learned anything from his 2009 assault of Rihanna then all the numerous incidents he has been involved since then would never have happened. His belligerent and surly attitude has landed him in this position. No conspiracies needed. If he was able to control himself he would be winning. SIMPLE.

Anonymous said...

@7.09 PM - Completely agree.

Anonymous said...

15.25 - It is the corporation's right to withdraw should they want to. One thing you should at least know about big business is all they care about is money and their brand. Brown's image is far too tarnished. It really is that simple.
It isn't their place to be worried about a 'young troubled singer'. The 'young troubled singer' should be mindful of his behaviour and general conduct at all times. Then maybe he would catch a break.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Chris Brown acts like an idiot. He needs to grow up. I mean the young cat is talented but all he gets is bad press. I cant say its not his own fault though. He travels around doing dumb/stupid shit all of the time. I've always said he will be his own demise to his career if he doesnt grow up.
3:01 PM
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Co sign. He seems so ungrateful for what he has. Forever acting like a victim when he gets called out or when the authorities get involved. You are quite right. He is his own worst enemy.

Anonymous said...

@1:35 PM
She's on a sold out world tour. She ain't got time for his shit. It's Brown's mess and he'll have to clean it up. LOL

Anonymous said...

They need to just drop Chris from the line up. That'll solve the issue. I doubt he will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Yesssss @8:39 plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

monkey see, monkey do

Anonymous said...

@1:36 - Just like you say Madonna was beating on Sean, I believe Rihanna was beating on Chris too. Doesn't make things right but it is what it is. I happen to agree with 1:16. It's true that whites support what whites do in this country but blacks are always so ready to tear each other down. Most of ya'll would like to lynch Chris for what he did instead of liking the fact that he owned up to it and had his day in court. Ya'll ain't sh*t as a people sometimes.

Anonymous said...

8:58

chris aint shit and has not learned anything! he had to own up cause it was all over the fucking news! even she could not hide that shit no more. its all about his horrible actions following the incident that makes it hard for people to forget. stop trying to make excuses for this idiot!

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