I was listening to a local radio station today, and they ran a PSA saying, "Due to recent events, we will no longer be playing any of Chris Brown's songs on this radio station." They continued to say that they'd be holding a domestic violence fund-raiser at the local YWCA this weekend to raise awareness. Okay, the fund-raiser is a great thing, and I obviously am not a proponent of domestic violence. I also am not a huge Chris Brown fan, but this is ridiculous. First of all, as far as I know the allegations against him are just that--allegations--and this is America, people. Remember that whole thing about innocent until proven guilty? Second, if you're going to take a stand against Chris Brown and not play his music because of his supposed moral and legal transgressions, than surely you won't play the music of any other artists who have, I don't know, had drug convictions, DUIs, or have been charged with attempted murder, to name a few. And God forbid you better not be playing any R Kelly music! And let me just say that the fact that this radio station--the very same radio station that has a "Shag It or Bag It" section on their Web site where listeners can submit their photos and others can judge their hotness--pretends to take the moral high ground on any matter is absolutely laughable.
Whew. I feel better now. Yes, I'm forwarding this to the station manager too.
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