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Chris Brown an Awful Kid's Choice?

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Despite allegedly engaging in some very un-family-friendly behavior, Chris Brown is still a contender for Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards.

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When it comes to being a teen role model, lately Chris Brown falls short. The 19-year-old Radio Disney sensation was recently charged with beating up his girlfriend Rihanna -- although, according to reports the couple has reconciled.

It's the kind of tawdry story parents often use as a cautionary tale, and is hardly behavior that should be rewarded. Yet the children's network Nickelodeon still plans to feature Brown in their upcoming Kid's Choice Awards.

Parents, particularly moms in the blogsphere are voicing their disapproval. Twitter and message boards have been inundated with calls for Nickelodeon to remove Brown from the award ballots. Both Rihanna and Brown are up for multiple awards.

Nickelodeon executives, however, stand by their decision."Like all our KCA nominees, Chris Brown was nominated by kids several months ago based on his work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category," Nickelodeon said in a statement.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Cara Gardenswartz questioned Nickelodeon's decision to keep Brown on the ballot. "Nickelodeon is an adult-run network that is saying we are letting the kids decide. They are saying we don't need adults to step in and say that this is inappropriate," Gardenswartz said. "It's setting a horrible precedent and it's damaging. Kids can't differentiate between [Brown's] actions and his songs."

Despite Nickelodeon's determination to go ahead as if nothing has happened, an online petition has been circulating to remove both stars ballots. "We are appalled that Chris Brown and Rihanna are still listed as a nominees on the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards show."

The petition explains why Rihanna, the victim of the alleged abuse, should also be removed because she "refused a no-contact order and plans to continue the relationship in spite of [an alleged] violent attack by Brown."

What's making the toxic union of Brown and Rihanna even more troubling is the recent report that the couple are recording a song together. According to the Insider, "The seemingly reconciled duo have been working on a duet that Brown is hoping to include on his new album."

Do you think Chris Brown and Rihanna should be removed from the Nickelodeon ballots? Sound off in the momlogic community!!



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Lori March 25, 2009, 12:08 PM

I think they are nuts to

Lanye March 25, 2009, 12:10 PM

I think they are nuts and they should not let him be on it. He is a DISGRACE

shanequa morris March 27, 2009, 9:20 AM

Chris Brown mess up one time and he cant be in the awards show why Rihanna in it she threw his keys out the window and gave him herpees he hit her that mark can go away btu herpees cant yall shhould be ashame of self

shantal April 26, 2009, 10:24 AM

YES CHRIS BROWN SHOULD BE NOMINATED…i dont like Rhianna but she should be 2. i disagree that any man OR woman should put there hands on each other but every1 makes mistakes. do they not? in my opinion chris n rhianna should be nominated…if these 2 were a normal coulp who were not a big star n every thing it wouldnt be all over the world but com on the are 2 normal people evry one makes mistakes so juz give them a chance and make them live live to the fullest PLEASE!

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