It appears that Nickelodeon, the kid's TV channel, have decided to keep Chris Brown in the nominations for a Kids' Choice Award, and no amount of being accused of beating up his partner is going to change that:
"Like all our KCA nominees, was nominated by kids several months ago based on his body of work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category," Dan Martinsen, Nickelodeon spokesman, told the Associated Press.
Blimey. You have to admire Nickelodeon's firm line on sticking to its rules, whatever might have happened outside of that body of work. It's perhaps a questionable approach for a kids' event, where the children will have read that Chris Brown has beaten the face off Rihanna but are still invited to weigh his music while learning that no behaviour has any real consequences. It's great news, though, for any acts who might have thought that being nominated for a children's award might require them to behave with a modicum of decorum in the future. "We're being judged on the body of work, so what does it matter if we eat the odd neighbour, right?"