Interesting Details: R. Kelly’s Money And Influence Have Escalated
With Black men like Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, or Tavis Smiley being attacked by women and movements like the #MeToo movement, how has R. Kelly escaped the effects of similar allegations?
Kelly Unaffected By Alleged Accusers
Lifetime’s TV series, Surviving R. Kelly, and the #MuteRKelly movement have both highlighted R. Kelly’s alleged 25 year history of sexual assault and emotional abuse against young Black women and girls, in an effort to end the career of the R&B singer. However, Kelly has experienced very little negative impact.
Despite being dumped by Sony-owned RCA Records last week, (after great protests and pressure from music fans), and being a trending topic on Twitter as a “pedophile,” it would seem as if Kelly’s 2019 was headed in a downward spiral. However, surprisingly his money and influence have instead soared. I guess what they say is true- bad publicity is good publicity.