Stop Chris Brown from performing in Toronto
  • Petitioned Drop Entertainment Group

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Drop Entertainment Group
Z 103.5
Wild Water Kingdom

Stop Chris Brown from performing in Toronto

    1. Nicole Bryan
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Bryan

      Waterdown, Canada

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August 2013

Victory

Thank you to everyone for my signing petition in Toronto and the others in Halifax and Winnipeg saying that someone like Chris Brown, who was convicted of beating a woman and who has continued to make excuses for his behaviour, should not be welcome in our cities. Together, we’ve truly changed the way the future concert producers will think about the messages they send about violence against women with the artists they select!

I could not agree more with the Mayor of Halifax. Chris Brown makes me feel “kind of sick” too. I saw the big petitions people made to stop Chris Brown from performing in Halifax and Winnipeg and realized we did not have a petition for the Toronto Summer Rush show where Brown is scheduled to be the headliner. So I set up this petition.

As a social worker, I have seen the devastating effects of domestic violence. I feel it is my duty to speak out on this issue in order to stop institutions, such as the entertainment industry, from perpetuating violence against women in our communities. By promoting Chris Brown, organizers are sending a strong message to the GTA that they support the use of violence and that it is ok to break the law as long as you produce good music. Chris Brown must be dropped from the Summer Rush show coming up in August.

I used to be a regular listener of Z 103.5 in Toronto. It makes no sense to me that the station mocks Chris Brown during gossip segments and then promotes his music at a concert they are sponsoring.

Chris Brown continues to make excuses for his behavior and has been involved in further altercations since he was convicted of assaulting Rhianna.

Concerned citizens in Halifax and Winnipeg are taking action and all of the negative attention caused major sponsors like Rogers and Molson to drop out of the Halifax event. We in the GTA need to join them and stand up for those who have been victims of domestic violence. Demand that the organizers, station and venue drop Chris Brown immediately!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Great News!!!!

      Nicole Bryan
      Petition Organizer

      Chris Brown will no longer be performing in Canada!!!!
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/08/19/ns-chris-brown-concert.html

      Chris Brown Canadian summer shows postponed

      Chris Brown, the controversial American R&B singer, won't be performing in Dartmouth later this month after all. The performer was scheduled to perform at an event called Energy Rush at Alderney Landing on August 31.

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. The petition is now in the media!!

      Nicole Bryan
      Petition Organizer
      Petition wants Chris Brown booted from Toronto Summer Rush concert

      After similar efforts in Halifax and Winnipeg, a petition has been started to keep performer Chris Brown out of a Toronto concert lineup. Brown is scheduled to headline Summer Rush on August 30, taking place at Wild Water Kingdom. However, given Brown's history of violence, his appearance isn't sitting well with everyone.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • eddie chee SCARBOROUGH, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      because boys and men must stop violence against women

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    • Swe Dex TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Hitting someone is unacceptable, anywhere

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    • FABY BET TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      The music industry glorifies abuse, drug use and general bad behavior

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    • Melodie Baldin TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Violence against women (or any other living being) cannot be tolerated. We need to send strong messages to anyone who is abusive, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally that this will not be condoned or accepted by society. I will in no way support an abuser. If Chris Brown stays on the concert lineup, I will not attend, nor will I listen to this radio station in future.

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    • Amanda Lee MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      No one wants to see this wife beater anyway

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