Chris Brown Cancels Concert In Guyana Because Of Women's Rights Groups
Chris Brown may be able to perform most places in the United States these days without major protests, but in Guyana, many people apparently arenít so quick to forgive. Roughly three years after he was arrested and convicted for hitting, biting and choking his then girlfriend Rihanna, Brown has been forced to pull out of a concert because of fervent protests.
According to The Huffington Post, opposition lawmakers and womenís rights groups represented the loudest voices of dissent against the pop starís appearance. He was scheduled to headline a show on December 26 at a local stadium. With the angry cries showing no signs of quieting, however, Brown decided to cut his losses and cancel the gig.
The announcement was made by concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment yesterday. Thereís no word yet on what fans should do with their tickets, but since there likely wonít be a make-up date, itís a good bet straight refunds will be offered. Expect for that information to come out within the next few days.
Whether or not Brown should be allowed to perform is a complicated question. What he did was appalling, but the truth of the matter is way more men abuse their wives and girlfriends than weíd like to admit. We canít deny each of them a way to make a living. Once they serve their time, itís their right to go back to work. If womenís rights groups want to protest outside the gigs, that's their right too, however.