By Clark Collis
Updated October 22, 2009 at 08:17 PM EDT
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Chris Brown
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Yesterday, Chris Brown announced that he will embark on a month long “Fan Appreciation” tour of small venues as a way of saying thank you to his followers in the months following his attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna. The singer also appeared on Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show and admitted that his behavior was “not okay in any way” and that he had “let a lot of people down,” including his fans.

Apparently, it will take more than that before he is forgiven by a lot of EW commenters. After we wrote about the tour, which starts in Houston on November 14, one reader hypothesized that the singer’s reputation was so damaged that this was really just a way of covering up the fact that he can now only play small venues. Another found the timing of the announcement to be “interesting.” given that Rihanna also previewed her new single this week. Finally there were a couple of suggestions about possible slogans Brown might feature on his tour t-shirts, which I don’t care to repeat.

Do you agree that Brown should have waited longer before trying to get his career back on track? Or is he right to go on tour as a way of thanking his fans, many of whom are indeed highly supportive?

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