Chris Brown, already down two endorsements, is seemingly stuck in a what we’re calling a ‘Brown-Ban’ — a wave of radio stations pulling the singer’s hits including “Take You Down” and “Forever” from their playlists. While radio program directors in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh say their communities are outraged by the allegations of battery and ‘criminal threats’ levied against Chris Brown, some fans are calling the radio pullings ridiculous. Citing other artists such as Michael Jackson and more recently R. Kelly, who received continuous airplay while involved in his now completed ‘Child Pornography Case’, fans say Brown’s records should be played until the situation is sorted out. Fans on Singersroom have weighed in on the decision to pull Brown’s records as well. “I understand the outrage people feel about this situation, but removing his music… Did you stop playing R. Kelly ?,” says one community member. While the allegations surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna’s alleged incident and injuries remain under investigation, it seems likely that this ‘Brown-ban’ will continue as Pittburgh’s 96.1 program director says: “We have made the decision to take all Chris Brown songs off the radio, although we are fans of Chrisâ music, and this will not last forever. It appears Chris made some poor choices, so we are following the lead of our listeners and will put his music on hold on 96.1 KISS until the alleged situation gets resolved.” Update: Chris Brown has also been booted from a weekend “Valentine’s Day” bash he was to host according to Scottsdale, AZ promoters who have enlisted rapper Nelly instead.
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