Robert Sylvester Kelly recently posted a message apologizing to his fans after a concert in his hometown of Chicago was canceled. R. Kelly said he was sorry that his stank breath and stinky cheese feet were so putrid, the CDC had to get involved and shut his show down. Haha, I’m kidding. His concert got shut down because the women of the Time’s Up movement have joined with the #muteRkelly campaign and his ass is FINALLY on the verge of getting cancelled.
According to The Associated Press, “Time’s Up cited Bill Cosby’s conviction” as “a step in the right direction” but that it was “just a start”. Now stars like Ava Duvernay, Kerry Washington, John Legend, Alyssa Milano, Shonda Rhimes and many, many others have signed on to demand R. Kelly be investigated for his alleged crimes and for a general boycott of his music and concerts.
We join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on the safety + dignity of all women. We demand investigations into R. Kelly’s abuse allegations made by women of color + their families for two decades. We call on those who profit from his music to cut ties. #MuteRKelly #TIMESUP #WOC pic.twitter.com/TYmDRVIH00
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 30, 2018
Today we join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on safety & dignity for all women. We demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color & their families for over two decades now. #WOC #TIMESUPhttps://t.co/CG7Y5ZmKyR
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 30, 2018
Y'all. This has been a long, hard, fought journey that SO MANY sisters have been on for more than a decade. This man is a predator and 100% of his victims have been Black and Brown girls. At times it felt like screaming into a well, but thank God for this reckoning coming. https://t.co/eB7Mm3P470
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) April 30, 2018
The #muteRkelly campaign is not new. It was started in July of 2017 by a woman named Oronike Odeleye who, at the time, started a petition to keep Kelly’s music from being played on the radio in Atlanta.
— Oronike Odeleye (@SuiteLadyOro) April 24, 2018
As previously noted, the #muteRkelly campaign has already successfully shut down an upcoming appearance by the crusty golem of Chi-Town.
— MuteRKellyChicago (@MuteRKellyChi) April 27, 2018
Here’s Kelly’s heartfelt and contrite apology for all the lives he’s ruined.
Kelly’s next show is Greensboro Coliseum on May 11. Times not up just yet, tickets are still available.
Coming to the @gbocoliseum is @Rkelly's #Memory Lane Tour, will reintroduce his most adored & timeless songs as ‘Kellz’ will perform a full evening of fan favorites! https://t.co/mhoMcBvQdD pic.twitter.com/WpyMsD2OPQ
— Greensboro Coliseum (@Gbocoliseum) April 27, 2018
But the clock is ticking.
— MuteRKelly-Official (@OffMuteRKelly) April 30, 2018
Tick, motherfuckin, tock.