Yesterday the women in Hollywood called for the silencing of R. Kelly! We launched a podcast with callers voicing their opinion after we compared the trial of Bill Cosby to the shenanigans of R. Kelly. If you missed it you can listen below.
Notable women such as Tarana Burke, Ava Duvernay and Shonda Rhimes spoke out in their plight to have R. Kelly finally silenced!
The women posted the following images, serving notice to those who have been supporting R. Kelly and profiting off of his music.
After the posts were seen across the globe, a rep for the per piper issued this statement:
“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 goals—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 judgment 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 for 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.”
Really? "Will never be silenced"? Challenge accepted sir!