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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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Deborah    

Bravo Rogers Communications! About time a company stepped up to boycott this thug!

437 days ago
77.

Deborah    

If only all these big corps would add to that boycott list: Beiber, ALL Kardashians, Kayne, and Lohan. "What a wonderful world it would be"

437 days ago
78.

RuthieB    

Good. We need more of this. He is a role model, unfortunately, and this sends the message that is actions are not ok.

437 days ago
79.

Sam    

So glad Rogers did this, Chris Brown is a punk.

437 days ago
80.

Blackpower    

He has a grammy and wil get more

437 days ago
81.

Wow ...    

KUDOS to Rogers Communication for having the business sense to say NO to this guy with an anger issue. Finally society is saying ENOUGH! If you can't behave, we don't want anything to do with you. If only Hollywood and the award shows would catch up.

437 days ago
82.

kitnplayn    

Why is Chris Brown even allowed to enter Canada. On June 22, 2009, Chris Brown pleaded guilty to a felony. We don't let felons into Canada. I guess somebody needs to bring that information to the attention of the authorities. Ask Martha Stewart. She was denied entry to Canada to attend a television event, because she is a felon. Good on Rogers for refusing to support and endorse this horrible, arrogant, selfish human being. The youth culture does not need to be exposed to a disturbed, destructive fool like Chris Brown. You are not welcome.

437 days ago
83.

Whatever    

So, the masses have some power after all. Companies like this one have my full respect and support. Now, can we get rid of Bieber?

437 days ago
84.

Meanie    

Fckin A. Rogers Cable does something worth reporting!

437 days ago
85.

kitnplayn    

This is much bigger than Roger's pulling their financial support and endorsement, Canada has gone wild with anger on social networking sites. Nobody wants this guy here. In fact, now that this is an issue, he probably won't be allowed into the country at all, because on June 22, 2009, Chris Brown pleaded guilty to a felony. Felons are not allowed in Canada? Ask Martha Stewart. She wanted to come to Canada on a visitor's visa, but she was denied entry, because she is a felon.

437 days ago
86.

CLS    

Never before have I been so proud to work for Rogers. Excellent choice!!!!

437 days ago
87.

SureThing    

How is Brown even able to enter Canada with his criminal conviction and being on probation?

437 days ago
88.

pnkilmartin    

That's some serious sh*t! Rogers Communications is a very serious sponsor to lose. If you're not Canadian and don't know who they are...the largest cable company in Canada, 2nd largest cell phone company, one of the largest land line phone companies, owner of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Team and Rogers Stadium (formerly the Sky Dome) in Toronto, owner of multiple local and cable TV stations and radio stations....etc. You get 'em as a sponsor, you're event is in like Flynn. You lose for a reason like this, the rest will follow and many, many $$$$ will be lost by the event! YIKES!

437 days ago
89.

Kamcy    

Congratulations Rogers Communications!

437 days ago
90.

tarasia    

Finally someone with some sense

437 days ago
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