Chris Brown cancels concert over protest

2012-11-23 11:10
Los Angeles - Chris Brown pulled out of a planned concert in Guyana following protests over his assault on Rihanna in 2009.

The singer was scheduled to perform in the South American country's capital Georgetown on 26 December but after women's rights groups and other protestors made it clear he would not be welcome, he decided to cancel.

Concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment said Chris - who is still on probation for beating up his then girlfriend three years ago - cited discomfort with the protests, according to the New York Daily News.

This is not the first time Chris has faced opposition since the assault.

Irish acoustic hip hop trio the Original Rudeboys recently turned down an offer to support him at Dublin's O2 arena in December as they don't want to be associated with the R&B singer.

A member of the group, Sean Walsh, said: "Even though it's a huge opportunity to play in the O2 with a major hip hop star and a substantial fee was offered, we are completely against Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna."

The group also claimed they didn't want to mislead their own fans as their latest single Blue Eyes is about domestic violence.

Sean said: "In addition, with our latest single Blue Eyes being about domestic violence, it goes against everything we are about as a band and supporting Chris would send out the wrong message to our fans."


  • bianca.singh.92 - 2012-11-23 11:49

    Really people need to get over this whole Chris Brown rihanna issue. Its not any of our business at all, besides she seems to have forgotten all about it.

      nlarcherdebrito - 2012-11-23 12:04

      It takes a life time to build a good reputation and a second to loose it. I personally would rather have people protesting against him coming to South Africa then Lady GAGA.

      robert.cerff - 2012-11-23 12:09

      Actually this is a prime example of how we should treat anyone that goes against what a civilised society stands for. He's become an outcast which is spot on. Forget fines, jail... simply put, people don't want that kind of thing in their space.

      lili.radloff - 2012-11-23 12:28

      When you commit a violent crime and you are sentenced for it, it becomes everyone's business.

      lauren.hess.1272 - 2012-11-26 13:00

      Yes, let's just "get over" this physical abuse business... And doing so during '16 Days of Activism...' is a most appropriate time to do it. - 2012-11-26 13:07 We do not need to get over it. Picking up garbage for a day by the side of the road is not appropriate punishment for repeatedly punching people who are emotionally and probably physically weaker than you in the face. If you go around doing that, and show no remorse for it, you deserve to get that done to you in return. By professional wrestlers. Failing that, you should be ostracised by civilised society in general. Big up to the Irish lads. And to the community in Georgetown.

  • john.wiggin.3 - 2012-11-23 12:28

    One "hit" wonder.....

  • sarahleahdowns - 2012-11-27 11:11

    he did show remorse. However, For all the millions of women who suffer in silence, if they see the rest of the world saying it is not ok, we will not tolerate it, it is our business, and we will make a stand, perhaps, for those women, it will be the ignition they need to break their silence!

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