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!