Copied and summarized from Breitbart.com/Associated Press NY
CHRIS BROWN’S POPULARITY IS DROPPING LIKE DEAD FLIES
Radio stations are dropping his music, and on Wednesday he voluntarily removed his name from the ballot of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, for which he was twice nominated just before his Feb. 8 arrest for allegedly beating Rihanna. In regards to his popularity, figures show his overall audience, if not his fan base, has shrunk since his arrest.
(Oh by the way, Rihanna is NOT attending the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, nor was she ‘ever’ planning on going, said her people.)
He was a favorite of kids for his lithe voice, danceable beats and formidable dance skills; of young girls for his handsome looks; and of parents, because of his clean-cut image.
CAN HE RESURRECT HIS IMAGE?
Bill Werde, the editor in chief for Billboard, said it may be too early to say whether the severe damage done to his career in the short term will affect Brown permanently.
“People’s memories can be short, and I think sometimes an amazing hit can trump even people’s expectations,” he said Wednesday. “That said, Chris Brown is a guy who sort of developed his career around a very clean image, and an image that was safe for teens and tweens. … When you have an artist whose career has been so predicated on keeping a clean image, this is a little bit of a tougher hurdle to get over.”
Howard Bragman, veteran Hollywood publicist, damage-control specialist and author of the book “Where’s My Fifteen Minutes,” said Brown’s youth may also be an asset to him in the long run if he makes a sincere attempt at rehabilitation.
“I do think he can come back from this, I think if he made the mistakes people think he made,” he said. “I think he is young enough and talented enough; eventually there are people who will forgive you.”
WILL YOU FORGIVE CB FOR THIS!??? YOU!? YES YOU!