It’s been over three years since Chris Brown viciously attacked Rihanna, and although they both have moved on, the Virginia native’s reputation still precedes him.
HMV stores in London have decided to carry product making sure that their customers are aware of Brown’s past. Alongside the Parental Advisory label put in place for the album’s graphic content, a warning label has been placed over his Fortune album: “Warning Do Not Buy This Album! This Man Beats Women.”
According to reports, advocates against domestic violence placed the labels over Brown’s music, and the store didn’t take them down.
In the years since the 2009 assault on Rihanna, Brown has completed court ordered domestic violence awareness classes, and community service. He was barred from being too close to the Bajan beauty in non-work related environments, but now that the protective order has been lifted the former couple has no problem showing affection. Rihanna kissed Brown at this year’s Video Music Awards, and told Oprah Winfrey that she still loves, and is re-building a friendship with, him.
Earlier in the week, Brown rubbed more than a few people the wrong way by getting a tattoo on his neck that appeared to be a battered woman that resembled Rih Rih. He later clarified that the ink was inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), amd a MAC cosmetics design.
There’s no denying that Brown will never live down his bad decisions, but is it right or wrong for warning stamps to be placed over his music?
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