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.”
To everybody telling me how brave I’m for showing within the doc, it did not really feel dangerous in any respect. I consider these girls and do not give a fuck about defending a serial baby rapist. Easy resolution.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 4, 2019
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.
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) January 4, 2019
— Jessica Landry (@jezzlandry) January 4, 2019
— B. R. L. (@blkdogstar59) January 4, 2019
— Michael St. Michael (@MichaelStMicha1) January 4, 2019
If you look again on the reporting throughout the R Kelly-Aaliyah marriage, it was an enormous failure. Zero understanding of sexual abuse. Nobody handled this significantly. It was a collective shrug #SurvivingRKelly
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 4, 2019
— Ivana (@bonitabxtch) January 4, 2019
A whole lot of adults failed Aaliyah. #SurvivingRKelly
— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) January 4, 2019
— Baby Grl💙 (@Blkconnoisseur2) January 4, 2019
This shit is CRAZY and DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL and ALLLLLL these adults/managers/bodyguards/backup dancers/ even the F*ING bus driver knew and didn’t say shit….NO👏🏾BODY👏🏾 #SurvivingRKelly pic.twitter.com/EDlTUfJvEp
— Courtney Neu (@cw8268) January 4, 2019
— Author Teresa Seals (@TeresaSeals) January 4, 2019
— lee diona (@leediona1) January 4, 2019
I hope all people retains this power for R Kelly & ALL PREDATORS LIKE HIM. That means sexual predators in your block, neighborhood & metropolis. Start there….or in your personal households. Most of y’all cowards tho so Twitter outrage is all it’s important to supply. #SurvivingRKelly
— Kenneth F.J. Berry (@OzoGrande) January 4, 2019
Serial abusers like R. Kelly have an entire community of protectors and enablers who bear witness and select to disregard what’s taking place. Houses, runners, guidelines.
No extra. We cannot flip away. #SurvivingRKelly
— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) January 4, 2019
— Dimples🍫 (@AshleyCovergirl) January 4, 2019
R Kelly had a number of bedrooms *in* the music studio. He was sexually abuse younger women in between track takes.
But y’all need to “separate the art from the artist.” #SurvivingRKelly
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 4, 2019
— Jordan (Jay) Alford (@missjazzyjaybay) January 4, 2019
GUYS. HOW are we gonna get by FOUR MORE HOURS of #SurvivingRKelly.
Who’s beginning the prayer circle? pic.twitter.com/qbrBEQaONi
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) January 4, 2019
— jerikaa ✨💋 (@XO_Jerikaa_XO) January 4, 2019
Sexual predators spend all of their time preserving their victims captive. Being abused shouldn’t be about not being sensible. You might be the neatest 13 12 months previous alive and these grown monsters will nonetheless discover a technique to prey on you. #SurvivingRKelly
— Blair Imani (@BlairImani) January 4, 2019
R. Kelly is a rapist. After tonight I hope all people (who does not already) calls him what he’s. #SurvivingRKelly
— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) January 4, 2019