#muterkelly has been trending on Twitter for awhile now. There has been outrage on Twitter for a minute about the fact that R.Kelly has not yet been held responsible for alleged actions against women, including allegedly operating and running a cult that targeted young women of color, alleged physical and mental abuses of women of color, and allegedly peeing on women of color and filming the incident…..Wait, that last one isn’t alleged, there’s actual proof of that one. Anyway, the singer’s management team released a statement about the allegations against R.Kelly.
“Kelly supports the pro-women goals of the Time’s Up movement. We understand criticizing a famous artist is a good way to draw attention to those goal—–and in this case, it is unjust and off-target. “
“We fully support the rights of women to be empowered to make their own choices. Time’s Up has neglected to speak with any of the women who welcome R. Kelly’s support, and it has rushed to judgement without the facts. Soon it will become clear Mr. Kelly is the target of a greedy, conscious, and malicious conspiracy to demean him, his family, and the women with whom he spends his time.”
“Kelly’s music is a part of American and African-American culture that should never—–and will never be silenced. Since America was born, black men and women have been lynched for having sex or being accused of it. We will vigorously resist this attempted public lynching of a black man who has made extraordinary contributions to our culture.”
-Thanks for listening. R. Kelly management.
Variety Magazine (@variety) reported, the Time’s Up campaign will be joining the existing #muterkelly campaign. The campaign called upon RCA Records, Spotify, Apple Music, TicketMaster, and the Greensborough Coliseum in North Carolina, where Kelly is scheduled to perform in May, to “join us and insist on safety and dignity for women of all kinds.” The organizations statement reads.