You Are Officially Cancelled If You Still Defend R. Kelly, Twitter Says
By Isha Thorpe
July 17, 2017
Earlier today (July 17), news broke about R. Kelly allegedly holding a group of women -- some as young as 18 and 19 years old -- in a "cult" l in his Atlanta and Chicago properties. Since then, social media has had more than enough to say.
“In the back of our minds, we were thinking [my daughter] could be around him if I was with her,” one of these women's mother J. said. “It didn’t really hit home. Even with the Aaliyah situation, now that I think about it, ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ ... but you don’t think about that. You grew up with the song, and you like the song.”
Three of Kelly's former employees also added that these women are being abused, too. "He left [the Florida woman] on the [tour] bus for, like, three days and she was not allowed to come out,” Asante McGee added about Kelly's punishments he given the women who disobey his "rules." “He said she didn’t do her homework — that’s why she was punished — which was very confusing, because she had just graduated [high school] over the summer.”
Social media is NOT here for Kelly or anyone who continues to defend him. After all, this is the same guy who went to trial for child pornography, married a 15-year-old Aaliyah, and has had reports detailing his sexual encounters written by a number of different outlets. He even calls himself the Pied Piper!
Read some reactions to this disturbing R. Kelly news below.
Reading that R Kelly article and seeing red. Anybody still defending him in 2017 is canceled— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 17, 2017
Don't defend R. Kelly. Just don't do it.— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly:— ryanna (@ryanna_jordan) July 17, 2017
1. married Aaliyah when she was 14
2. calls himself the Pied Piper of R&B
3. peed on a 13-year-old girl
But NOW he's a paedophile
R Kelly always been gross— La Bronze James (@jackieaina) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly is not an actual pimp, he's a sick sexual predator who preys on young women and girls.— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) July 17, 2017
This R. Kelly story is what happens when a sexual predator who has a long history of controlling and abusing women suffers no consequences.— Ines Helene (@inihelene) July 17, 2017
R. Kelly has been unredeemable since the 90's. It's a shame folks still cape for him and allow rape culture to go unchecked.— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) July 17, 2017
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