Melbourne nightclub Rats has been forced to axe a controversial Chris Brown tribute party set to go down this Saturday, 29th July.
As Seventh Street Media reports, the Facebook event was posted earlier today but swiftly binned following a storm of backlash from punters angry at the venue for celebrating the music of a “serial abuser”.
Image via Facebook / Stephanie Conwell
The venue’s response to the controversy has been nothing if not swift. Recognising the error of their ways, they quickly replaced the event with a tribute to Jason Derulo and issued a public apology for associating themselves with the notorious douche that is Breezy.
“Rats is a safe space and in no way, shape or form supports any violence, especially domestic violence,” the venue posted on Facebook. “We sincerely apologise for inferring otherwise.”
You may recall the R&B singer’s Down Under dates were axed a week out from kick-off in 2015 following the launch of a campaign to deny him entry over his past domestic violence convictions, prompting the Australian Government to get involved, pledging to cancel his visa.
For those needing assistance, 1800 Respect – the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service – can be reached on 1800 737 732.