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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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91.

Onward    

Good. Smart company. I hope others follow suit.

430 days ago
92.

bcgrown    

AWESOME !!!!

430 days ago
93.

Allegra    

Let the poor guy be!! He has done his time and whilst Rogers can do whatever they like but he should not have to pay for the rest of his life for this. IJS

430 days ago
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5Louie    

Finally somebody showing some sense. Now if some other companies would follow suit and stop supporting this gangster ass glow worm.

430 days ago
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Cassy    

Gotta RESPECT Rogers for that one!

430 days ago
96.

miss b    

Chris Brown did this to me.

430 days ago
97.

miss b    

Chris Brown This to me!

430 days ago
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jwoolman    

Isn't he still on probation for a violent felony? That should cause some trouble getting into Canada. Takes a few years plus lots of paperwork to get past the felony even if no longer on probation.

430 days ago
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mellabella    

More than just 'several'. Check Energy 103.5's facebook page... it's been blowing up for a few days now.

430 days ago
100.

David    

**** yes

430 days ago
101.

jsmith7415    

Please dont be that dumb into thinking they pulled out because of him they did it because of public pressure !!! They knew he was performing from the start. It's not like they had a sign up sheet and and when his signed they pulled out.

430 days ago
102.

Rocko    

YESSS FINALLY ! I would bail too. CB is not worth it. Huge turn off !

430 days ago
103.

Sher    

This is fantastic and needs to happen more often to more so-called 'celebs' when they start believing their own peeps' hype.

429 days ago
104.

Maggie    

good move!!

429 days ago
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Gwen Atkinson    

Touch of Radiance (a spa in Dartmouth) and Molson Coors Canada have also pulled out according to local halifax-Dartmouth news sources

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