Retailers Deny Blackballing Chris Brown
by khaireel azwan
Retailers are responding to Chris Brown's twitter tirade about retailers blackballing his new album.
"Not only am I carrying it, I am over carrying it, because it isn't selling," says the head of purchasing at one large chain. "I wish I could return it." He says the album's first week sales only reached 40% of expectations.
At 27-unit Newbury Comics, Carl Mello head of purchasing, echoes that sentiment. "We have it; it's not selling much."
Ouch! Chris singled out Wal-Mart on twitter; here's Wal-Mart's response:
"We are surprised at the comments on Twitter, since all Walmart stores carried the CD since its release, including the Wallingford store mentioned in the post. This store had in fact sold through their copies over the weekend. The majority of our stores are showing today they have copies on hand."
I think that one rant pretty much undid his entire PR effort with the whole "what do I have to do" bit. And, surprise, surprise, Chris' twitter account is now deleted.