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

431 days ago


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

431 days ago


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

431 days ago


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.

431 days ago


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

431 days ago


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.

431 days ago


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.

431 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    

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

431 days ago


Here's a link to the article.

431 days ago

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....

431 days ago


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

431 days ago


Wow canada hates him more than america does

431 days ago

your own luck    

A sponsor with a conscience. Applause!

431 days ago


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.

431 days ago


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.

431 days ago
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