Rogers pulls sponsorship after outcry over Chris Brown show
Rogers says it's pulling its sponsorship of an
upcoming Chris Brown concert in Dartmouth,
N.S., after people on Twitter and Facebook
called for a boycott of the show.
The hip hop star is scheduled to perform at
an event called Energy Rush at Alderney
Landing on August 31.
But those opposed to the show say the
people in the city shouldn't support the artist
who was once convicted of assaulting his
Early Saturday morning, Rogers replied on
Twitter, saying it's pulling its sponsorship
from the event. The Rogers spokesperson said
the company didn't know who would be
headlining the show when they agreed to be
the main sponsor.This is not the first Chris Brown concert to
Last November, organizers were forced to
cancel a stadium concert in Gerogetown,
Guyana, after local protests over his 2009
beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Women's rights groups and others said
Brown was not welcome in the country.
Brown then backed out of the concert, citing
discomfort with the protests.
In 2009, Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna
during an argument in Los Angeles. He later
pleaded guilty to assault.
Since then, Brown has worked to repair his
image, undergoing violence counselling and
putting out a new album. He recorded a duet
with Rihanna on her recently released record.