Everybody Hates Chris: The “Brownout” Plug-In Created To Block All Things Chris Brown From Your Computer

September 18, 2012 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines


How many of us know of a celebrity that we would love to have blocked from our news stream? From the overexposed to the folks who just make your skin crawl for their behavior, I’m sure you can think of one. Well, Canadian media company AUX immediately thought of Chris Brown and has created a plug-in called the “Brownout” that allegedly makes it so that anything that has to do with Chris Brown is blocked from your browser. I don’t know how successful this will be, as all that happens is a huge bar pops up and covers his name in headlines and in search engines, and does the same for pictures of the brotha too. However, since the block is so obnoxious, it seems that it would draw more attention to his stories than it probably would have without the app. Either way, developers for AUX, including Sam Sutherland, an online producer for AUX, seem happy with their work, because they’re tired of talking about Chris Brown, and don’t find him apologetic enough (Because he needed to apologize to them too, right?):

“It is nearly impossible to go on the internet without reading something about him, he is always doing something outrageously moronic. If he wants to get a tattoo on his neck that kinda looks like Rihanna we are going to write about it. But at some point, it reaches Chris Brown idiocy saturation.”

Well, alright. AUX did something like this in the past for the Canadian rock band Nickelback, who they felt were always being talked about in the news for some random reason. “In the case of both artists, they are wildly popular and their fans love them. But for us and people who work for AUX and our audience, we were getting tired of these artists. In November, you couldn’t go on the internet without reading something about Nickelback.”

It all started with Nickelback, and now they’re blocking Breezy, so who knows who will be next. But I think downloading an application like this is pretty extreme. When you see something or someone you don’t like, you can definitely choose to ignore them and the news rather than blocking them out like they don’t exist. But hey, just as it’s a free country to talk for days about all things and antics Chris Brown, you’re more than free to download the Brownout and rid your browser of all his tattoo-getting, hair color-changing, dance-happy, Karrueche-kissing but Rihanna-loving antics. I on the other hand, shall stay tuned…

Here’s what the plug-in would look like:

Source: aux.tv

What do you think about this plug-in idea? Who would you like to have blocked from your Internet browser for good?

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  • Sickofit.com

    So when can we add the KARTRASHIANS and Nikki Garbage and J-ho?

  • destinyharris

    I love Chris brown and as a fan, I get not wanting to see or hear his name in the publicity all the time but because of the negativity towards him, I would never block him out completely!

  • samantha moore

    why can’t they leave that man alone

  • Dani

    Unlucky Chris lol. “sorry boo boo you gets no love”

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  • KJ23

    I am definitely not a Chris Brown Stan, but this was completely moronic. They find things about Chris Brown on the regular because they look for him on the regular. I hate those Jersey people, but they never pop up on my browser because I’m not browsing them.

    • KJ23

      And I mean Jersey Shore cast, not regular people from the state of New Jersey.

  • IllyPhilly

    Really? How about STOP looking up celeb gossip! Go to CNN!

    • Sickofit.com

      CNN are the biggest liars in the news game…especially international politics.

  • Britt

    It really amazes how so much energy can be put into hating Chris Brown, but not into buying Rihanna’s music, and this coming from a Rihanna fan since 2005. (Rihanna’s never had an album debut at #1.) Rihanna has made it clear that she is completely over the situation and doesn’t want sympathy, HOWEVER, she does need record sales. People will bash Rihanna as an artist and performer, but when it comes Chris, they draw the sympathy card. Based on all the unnecessary hate that Chris’ current girlfriend Kae gets, I am almost certain that if she was in that same situation three years ago, no one in the public would care about her, except her family and friends. People aren’t mad that Chris hit a woman (I still feel like Rihanna hit him as well, but that’s another conversation), they’re mad that it was Rihanna, a famous woman.

    Let’s see if all these Chris Brown bashers download Rihanna’s single “Diamonds” when it’s on iTunes, buy her upcoming album and purchase tickets to her tour. You’re not doing Rihanna a favor by hating Chris, you’re making yourself look like your parents didn’t give you enough hugs as a child.

  • Na Na

    He used to be soooo cute……

  • pfft

    Make one fr Kim Kardashian then I’ll be amazed.

  • Kayo Halana Malie

    Three people here (so far) have referred to Chris as a ‘boy’ even though he is a 23-year old man. Seems to me you all recognize how immature he is.

  • Hello_Kitty81

    And this person couldn’t do the same with Kim KuntTRASHian!

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  • realadulttalk

    So this WASN’T a possibility for Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj??? Should have started there!

    • Hello_Kitty81

      You took the words right out of my mouth, thank you!

    • Love_Sexy

      Thank You!

    • IllyPhilly

      Plus one!

  • Yay!

    There is a consistent “type” of people who constantly look to bash this boy. They are still making comments, creating silly apps, ads, stickers to block whatever shine he gets. We have all seen examples of who these people are in recent months, even though the boy has served his punishment years ago. I am not one to pull the race card easily, but the blatant shade on this boy is just disgusting sometimes. We ought to start calling names… ehhhmmm..owner of TMZ.

  • redfingerpaint

    Honestly, I sometimes feel bad for Chris. Plenty of men in the public eye have hit their women and never received this much backlash. What C-Breezy did was absolutely wrong in every way, but it seems like he’ll never be able to move on with his career. I think the reason why people are so bitter is because they love Rihanna and they saw the pictures of the damage.

    • KJ23

      Yeah, that picture burned an image in people’s minds.

  • Metoo

    Would love a Kim kardasian plug in!!! Like ASAP!

  • yeahisaidit

    get over…people are going way over broad now– but that usually happens when the other person is succeeding. in stead oc CB can someone send me an app to block taylor swift-nicki minaj–alicia keys-beyonce-all of young money–diddy&cassie–rita ora&jayz–drake–and anybody trying to make a new Aaliyah project that had noothing to do with her or her music when she was alive.P.S let’s not forget MITT ROMNEY’S wack a*s

    • yeahisaidit

      * typo* oc-of noothing-nothing

  • sogone

    could i pleaaaaaaaaaaaassssse have a kardashian/jenner plug in????!!!!

    • Lola

      Yeah me too, pretty please.

  • Trisha_B

    They really need to leave Chris alone. like seriously, the media is gonna make the boy go off the edge. You can see all of this is getting to him

    But is it wrong that i kind of what a Kim Kardashian plug-in?

    • Love_Sexy

      Exactly!…And since they want to pick with him regarding the incident then they should throw Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Tommy Lee in there too (who have multiple domestic violence incidents)….No you are not wrong for wanting one for Kim Kardashian because you are not alone.

  • mochaaa

    Leave this boy alone. People really have nothing better to do

  • Kayo Halana Malie

    He looks like a gay thug in that picture above.