While acknowledging that I had set goals to never write about Chris Brown again
, this story is too good to pass up. Shoppers at HMV
stores in London have reported spotting advisory labels on Brown's newest album Fortune
, warning prospective buyers that it'd probably be best to reconsider the purchase and just go ahead with the latest volume of "Now That's What I Call Music"
after all. (They're up to volume 82
now, in case you were wondering). The stickers read: "Do not buy this album! This man beats women." That should actually be written in all caps, as so: THIS MAN BEATS WOMEN. This statement is true, if you recall a certain 2009 incident
with his then-girlfriend Rihanna, to which he pleaded guilty.
According to Gigwise, the stickers are believed to be the work of anti-domestic-violence activists. Or maybe members of PUABR (People United Against Bad Rap).
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