"Surviving R. Kelly" Documentary Reignites #MuteRKelly Movement

The #SurvivingRKelly hashtag was in heavy rotation on Thursday night time (January 3) after Lifetime aired the primary two episodes of the six-part Surviving R. Kelly docu-series. The present dissects the a number of sexual assault allegations the R&B star has confronted over time and options a number of interviews along with his alleged victims.

The majority of Twitter customers who weighed in on the present have been seemingly outraged by Kelly’s alleged conduct. In truth, the #MuteRKelly hashtag was resurrected, calling for any followers of Kelly to cease listening to his music, shopping for his albums and supporting his live shows.

Reactions to the sequence vary from pure disgust and anger to disbelief and reduction the reality was lastly being informed. Others opted to make use of their senses of humor to make their factors.

Several tweets additionally alleged these in Aaliyah’s internal circle didn’t do sufficient to guard her. While Kelly is commonly credited with the late singer’s success, they have been additionally rumored to be in an inappropriate sexual relationship.

One of the ladies featured within the present, Jovante Cunningham, claims to have seen them having intercourse when Aaliyah was simply 15. However, Aaliyah’s mom issued an announcement on Wednesday (January 2) chastising Cunningham, referring to her as a “liar.”

Singer John Legend, who seems within the documentary, stood behind his resolution to talk out.

“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” he tweeted on Thursday night time. “I believe these women and don’t give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.” 

Over the previous 12 months, Kelly has been accused of working a intercourse cult, one thing he emphatically denies. On Thursday (January 3), Kelly’s lawyer, Brian Nix, reportedly issued a authorized letter threatening to sue if the sequence aired, however evidently that risk was ineffective.

Check out the reactions to Surviving R. Kelly under.

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