September 14, 2012


Chris Brown 'Fortune' CDs Vandalized with "Do Not Buy" Stickers in London

Maury Phillips
Maury Phillips

In an act of vigilante vandalism, Chris Brown's Fortune CDs have been plastered with "Do Not Buy" stickers at HMV music stores in London. The stickers read: "Warning: Do Not Buy This Album! This Man Beats Women." Whoever placed the stickers on the albums has yet to claim responsibility—was it the work of a rogue HMV employee or the act of an anti-domestic violence group like some sources are suggesting?

While we wait to uncover the culprit, it's yet another reminder that the public has yet to fully forgive Brown after his domestic violence dispute with then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. After recently revealing a new tattoo on his neck of what is supposed to be a Day of the Dead-inspired sugar skull, Brown was forced to go on record to defend the new ink, which looked eerily similar to a beaten woman according to pretty much everyone with eyeballs. 

The artist who gave Chris the tattoo spoke to Spin about the controversy, assuring us the tattoo has nothing to do with Rihanna: "It was really a blow to me to think that people would think so little of a person that I would actually put a picture of a beaten woman on his neck."

Even though Rihanna and Chris Brown are, at the very least, cordial with each other—half of the Internet is convinced they're still dating—and Rihanna recently told Oprah that she'll probably "always love" Chris, the general public is having a harder time moving on from the incident. So what do you think: Are the "Do Not Buy" stickers justified? Let us know in the comments.