It’s been 3 years since the unfortunate fisticuffs between singers Chris Brown and ex-girlfriend Rihanna, but Brown is still feeling the backlash.
A Canadian music blog has launched an app that blocks all mentions of Chris Brown’s name from the Internet. The Toronto-based website AUX launched their app called “Brownout” that currently only works in the Google Chrome browser.
AUX online producer Sam Sutherland explained to a CBS affiliate how the app worked: “All we had to do is build a frame where it recognises the word and ignores it and literally erases it. You can see everything except his name and his face.”
Sutherland added: “If he wants to get a tattoo on his neck that kind of looks like Rihanna we are going to write about it. But at some point, it reaches Chris Brown idiocy saturation.”
For her part, Rihanna has forgiven Brown. In recent interviews she urged Brown’s critics to move on with their lives.
Earlier this month a British student group affixed stickers to Chris Brown’s fifth studio album, Fortune, at a HMV store in England. The stickers reads: “WARNING: Do not buy this album! This man beats women.”
But the worldwide press given to the student protest actually helped boost sales of Brown’s albums.
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