After questioning Cassimy's judgment regarding the photo in an e-mail to Westword, the aforementioned viewer wrote, "WTF is Channel 4 thinking? Why would they allow THAT photo to be on their website? What if the dude was an OJ fan? Would they have drawn the line there?"
Thus far, Cassimy -- who, like Rihanna, is of Caribbean descent (his parents are from Trinidad, she was born in Barbados) -- hasn't responded to an interview request on this subject. However, CBS4 news director Tim Wieland, replying via e-mail, writes, "That photo was taken during an interview Evrod conducted with Chris Brown at his former station [in Orlando, Florida], about a charity event Brown was doing for the Red Cross."
However, he adds, "We've decided to remove it from the bio page."
The photo is now gone. But Brown is still mentioned in the text among celebrity interview subjects, who also include Trey Songz, Cindy Crawford and Alex Trebek.
Photos of whom would not have raised any eyebrows.
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