Chris Brown barred from Britain because of Rihanna beating

On May 23rd 2010 I wrote the ‘Boycott Reggae Sumfest Unless They Drop Chris Brown’ blog and started a similarly titled Facebook fan page which attracted 800 people in 5 days.  This caused facebook to disable my personal account for 24hrs and delete the boycott page. Now Great Britain has joined the cause and banned Chris Brown from entering the country forcing him to cancel three shows. I still urge Reggae Sumfest to drop CB and follow Great Britains lead. As i mentioned in the original blog at this time in Jamaica we need to put good role models in front of our youth and not a convicted woman beater.

Please let Reggae Sumfest know how you feel by emailing their executive director Johnny Gourzong at  johnny@reggaesumfest.com I am sure he would love to hear your opinion…

(CNN) — British officials, citing worries that singer Chris Brown might pose a danger to British citizens, barred him from entering the United Kingdom for concerts this week, a UK border official said. Brown pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. “We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty of a serious criminal offense,” said Barbara Woodward, director of the UK border agency’s international group. “Public safety is one of our primary concerns.”

The 21-year-old R&B singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday night in Glasgow, Scotland, with shows in three English cities — Manchester, Birmingham and London — scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Sunday, according to his official website. While Brown’s representatives did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment, the singer vented in Twitter messages posted online to his fans late Monday: “U ever feel like the storm clouds are too thick for any sunshine to get through?” “think ima go away!!!!” Brown was sentenced last August to serve five years probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service” for the assault conviction. A British Home Office official told CNN that “because of his felony charge, it might not be a very good idea” to allow Brown into the country. The official asked not to be quoted by name because he was not authorized to speak to the media about the matter.

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