Yesterday, on the 9th of January, demonstrators gathered near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly‘.
The protests were held near his Chicago studio. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly.
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We support the victims and we just want him to have his day in court,” a demonstrator said. “We demand he be brought to justice.”
Two radio hosts called for Kelly’s music to be taken off the airwaves. “We need to realize that this person is a monster and stop celebrating this music,” said a morning show host.
“He cannot move around in the city of Chicago anymore after watching that documentaries,” Radio morning show host, through tears. The allegations of sexual misconduct have followed Kelly for decades. While Kelly was found not guilty of similar charges 10 years ago, they believe times have changed.
“For those young ladies who have dealt with the abuse, they want vindication, they want accountability, they want to be able to go on with their lives,” co-founder of Mute R. Kelly.