Chris Brown Concert in Sweden Protested with Posters Showing Beaten Rihanna
Published Nov 09, 2012An upcoming Chris Brown concert in Stockholm, Sweden, is presently being protested via a postering campaign that uses a photo of Rihanna taken after Brown's highly publicized 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend.
A guerilla marketing campaign has seen posters put up around town, which, while advertising Brown's performance November 19 at Ericsson Globe, uses an enlarged photo of Rihanna's bruised and battered face, taken shortly after the attack.
Pictures of the anti-promotion were posted on the Curators of Sweden's Twitter account, which is managed by a new individual every week. This week it's a woman identified as "Jenny," who wrote, "In Stockholm people are showing their dislike that Chris Brown is coming to town by posting these posters."
A post from Swedish site Ajour [via Gawker] also notes that pressure has been put on organizers to cancel the show. As it stands, the concert will still go ahead next week.
This is the second European guerilla marketing campaign against the controversial singer. Back in September, HMV locations in the UK had copies of Brown's latest album Fortune defaced with a sticker that read: "Warning: do not buy this album! This man beats women."
Meanwhile, Rihanna's next LP Unapologetic features a duet with Brown titled "Nobody's Business." The album drops November 19 through Universal.