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After Premiere Of Surviving R. Kelly Docuseries, Nearly 75,000 Renew Call For Sony And Live Nation To #MuteRKelly

With the recent premiere of the new Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, revisiting past allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct, I wanted to re-flag this Care2 petition calling on Sony and Live Nation, as well a number of other entities still supporting his music, to drop R. Kelly for good. The Care2 petition has gathered nearly 75,000 signatures.

Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Tisha Barnes, two activists and leaders in the movement to #MuteRKelly, started the Care2 petition and are featured in the Lifetime docuseries.

"R&B singer R. Kelly has preyed on teenage girls for the past 25 years. It's time our society stops his cycle of abuse. Sony and Live Nation need to #MuteRKelly, ensuring he doesn't profit while continuing to victimize women," the Care2 petition reads.



In reaction to R. Kelly's new song, the founders of the #MuteRKelly movement, Oronike Odeleye and Kenyette Barnes, issued the following statement:

"R. Kelly's latest song, 'I Admit,' is really a sex-trafficking fundraising anthem in which he appeals to his fans to not abandon him, blames black women for his downfall, and calls all his victims "hos" and "gold diggers." We will not be duped or manipulated by this desperate attempt to deflect and deny his well-documented history of sexually abusing underage black girls and young women - which dates back to the 1990s."

The #MuteRKelly Care2 petition is continuing its call for Sony Music, RCA Records, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, radio stations, and all other entities currently playing his music, hosting or promoting his events or doing business with R. Kelly to cut ties with him immediately.


See also:

* Jezebel: 'He's The Puppet Master': Women Speak Out In New Surviving R. Kelly Trailer.

* New York Times: Surviving R. Kelly Documentary On Lifetime Details Sex Abuse Accusations.

* The Root: Only 2 Hours Into Surviving R. Kelly, The Conclusion Is Simple: Black Girls Deserve Better.

* The Root: Revelations From The 2nd Night Of Surviving R. Kelly.

* The Root: Complicit Police, Staged Rescues, And Other Revelations From The Final Night Of Surviving R. Kelly.



* NPR: R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Accuses Him Of Physical Abuse.




Comments welcome.


Posted on January 8, 2019

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