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Women’s Advocacy Group Asks Spotify To Also Remove Chris Brown, Eminem In Official Playlists

 

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Women's Advocacy Group Ultraviolet calls on Spotify to remove Chris Brown and Eminem from its curated playlists.

The popular music streaming site already got rid of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion in recent weeks.

Shaunna Thomas, the executive director of Ultraviolet, penned an open letter to Spotify, asking the streaming company to remove artists who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past.

"Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by showing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence that there will be no consequences for abuse. That has a cultural effect far beyond one individual artist," wrote Thomas.

The advocacy group also wishes that Nelly, Steven Tyler, Don Henley, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Ted Nugent, and Red Hot Chili Peppers be removed from Spotify.

Will Troy Carter Leave Spotify?

In related news, Spotify also made headlines after rumors had swirled that Troy Carter, the company's global head of creator services, will be leaving soon. Carter's departure seemingly has a connection to Spotify's decision to remove R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from its playlists.

However, a rep for Spotify denied that Carter will be leaving the company following the recent backlash. The global head of creator services went to work on Monday, May 14.

Chris Brown's Latest Controversy

Meanwhile, Brown hit the headlines after one publication reopened the singer's previous legal issues. Last year, his documentary "Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life" was released. The final scene from his movie showed the singer talking to the cameramen.

"No more problems. No issues. Nothing. We're great. I don't even know what to say right now. Probably just going to go to the house and play with my daughter and figure it out from there," said Brown.

The singer's legal troubles legal woes, however, could not be easily set aside just by his redemptive message in the documentary. It all started in 2009 when he pleaded guilty to felony assault charges after beating Rihanna.

Most recently, Brown was involved in another controversy after a woman named Jane Doe was lured into his home and was asked to perform oral sex on him and Lowell Grissom Jr.

"This is one of the most horrific sexual assault cases that I have ever seen, and our client Jane Doe has been severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer," said Gloria Allred, a woman's rights attorney.

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