In the early 1990s the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began affixing “Parental Advisory” warning stickers to rap albums in response to an avalanche of complaints from parent groups. The stickers warned unsuspecting parents that the albums their children were buying contained excessive profanity and/or sexual references.
Chris Brown’s fifth studio album, Fortune, is being sold in London HMV stores with a warning label of a different kind.
According to Digital Spy, the stickers affixed to Brown’s albums reads: “WARNING: Do not buy this album! This man beats women.”
From Digital Spy:
Chris Brown’s latest album has been labelled with a domestic abuse warning.
The singer’s fifth studio album Fortune is being sold in London HMV stores with a domestic abuse disclaimer, which is thought to be the work of campaigners, reports Gigwise.
The protest comes in the same week Brown visited domestic abuse victims at a charity festival in Los Angeles.
Brown’s latest album Fortune reached number one both in the UK and US upon its release in July.
Mr. Brown has served his debt to society in the years following his 2009 arrest for beating his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. There have been no further incidents of abuse towards women by Brown. Other celebrities have been welcomed back after they serve their time for worse offenses. Brown has expressed remorse for what he’s dome, and he should be allowed to resume his music career.
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