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Chris Brown

Sponsor Drops Out of Show

Because He Signed On

7/13/2013 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0625_chris_brown_articleA concert event in Canada scheduled to go down next month finds itself down one sponsor after they decided to pull out of the event once Chris Brown was added to the lineup.

A spokesman for Rogers Communications confirmed on Twitter last night the company was pulling its name from the show, which is scheduled to go down August 31 in Halifax. Responding to several complaints on Twitter, the spokesman wrote, "In light of today's announcement, we're withdrawing our sponsorship of the event."

He continued, "Rogers agreed to sponsor Energy Rush prior to Chris Brown's choice as a performer."

No way to mistake their meaning ... they want NO PART of anything involving CB.

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Emily    

That's awesome! It's boggled my mind that no one has blacklisted him yet, hopefully this will cause a domino effect!

411 days ago
47.

SPIDEY    

Like how TMZ picked the picture of him looking mad..THE ANGRY BLACK MAN...all of you at TMZ are all A.S.S.H.O.L.E.S

411 days ago
48.

Jellybean    

Canadians don't put up with this crap. Zero tolerance. Period. Others need to follow suit. Proud to be Canadian.

411 days ago
49.

boo    

Good on that company for taking a stand before their consumers had to tell them to. And this is how it works, people. Hit them in the wallet.

411 days ago
50.

RStanz    

Noble but this has more to do with the Drake/CB rivalry than anything. Rogers is a canadian company and Drake is a canadian star. Drake has licensing deals with Rogers and has major clout in canadian media(rogers is # 2 or 3 in media holdings in Canada). There are major goings on behind the scenes here

411 days ago
51.

Susan62509    

This is fantastic that a sponsor refused to support Chris Brown. More sponsor's need to do that to these hot-headed, above the law, arrogant, smart mouthed, inconsiderate A-holes. Next in line is Kayne West and Bieber.

411 days ago
52.

JennA    

This is a GENIUS move for Rogers. Aside from being the morally correct thing to do, they are going to generate way more positive press (FOR FREE) than they ever would have from sponsoring some stupid concert.

411 days ago
53.

Fuck Celebrities    

The rest of us don't want this piece of $h|T up here either.

411 days ago
54.

Glenn    

Here's a link to the article.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1141880-rogers-backs-out-of-chris-browns-dartmouth-concert

411 days ago
55.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I have absolutely no idea what "Energy Rush" is, but I'm going to go out and buy some right now. Good decision....

411 days ago
56.

J    

Ike Turner would have gladly sponsored all of Chris Browns future endeavors.

411 days ago
57.

Blackpower    

Wow canada hates him more than america does

411 days ago
58.

your own luck    

A sponsor with a conscience. Applause!

411 days ago
59.

Myst    

Well, good for Rogers. They may gouge their customers with their prices but at least SOMEONE in that company doesn't have their head shoved all the way up their ass. If only the festival realized their reasoning for keeping CB on the roster is ridiculous and drop him, we'd be all set.

411 days ago
60.

truthiness    

Smart, very smart. Why any legitimate company would want to be associated with this wannabe thug is beyond me. If you sponsor anything he is associated with you are condoning his always reprehensible behavior.

411 days ago
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