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Originally Posted on January 28, 2018

R. Kelly's fans are another example of celebrity worship gone too far. His fans have been camped out on the Mute R. Kelly event page for a week, posting gifs and arguing in defense of their "man". These fans are flocking to our page from a fan page called "R. Kelly's Single Ladies" which has over 11,000 members. Their ringleader, Curry Dynasty initiated this by posting the lead organizer of Mute R. Kelly Detroit on their Facebook page. These women hurled transphobic comments, insulted her looks, and made threats for her to stop the boycott. R. Kelly's single ladies eventually made their way to the event page and have also defended him under any Instagram post with the hashtag, . His fans have filled comment sections with posts that reek of internalized misogyny, victim blaming, transphobia, homophobia, threats, and delusions. A few have even used examples of pedophilia in their own lives to justify R. Kelly's wrongdoings. They often mention their Christian faith although they are worshipping false idols and wishing bad on other people...which is considered a sin. They say that those accusations against him are untrue. But this man has over twenty years of allegations against him and his most recent allegation was last year. He has settled with a few of his accusers. One victim even had medical evidence that she had a sexual relationship with him while she was underage. But they don't care. Their other excuse is that if he was guilty he would've served time. Forgetting that fame and money can buy your way out of things. Also, George Zimmerman was found not guilty for murder, so that excuse means nothing.

What makes this situation sad is that these are all black women and all of his known victims have been black women. Black victims are often ignored in society. So to see black women turn their backs on other black women because they love someone's music is disgusting. To make it even worse, I've noticed that many of these women have daughters. They're so enamored with R. Kelly that they defend his crimes, forgetting that it could happen to their own children. Their defense of R. Kelly helps preserve rape culture. Despite what R. Kelly's fans are doing, the Mute R. Kelly protest will continue. They may not think those black girls and women matter, but we know they do. His fans are unintentionally helping this boycott. More articles are being made and his ticket prices have even been lowered, so keep up the good work. 

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Failure to a charge of of a potential to sends the message that and young men will not be held .

#trump #brettkavanaugh 



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and all women speakingfor your . You should need to your painful stories for us to pay attention. We must do better. Thanks @fortyisthenew40 for starting this a decade ago. #endrapeculture

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: is . An important is happening in just a couple hours. Get there if you can. More info and 2 blogs by Rob Fidler on Detroit Civic Action Center. Link in bio. Thanks @detroitsolidaritymovement for your leadership.

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Much gratitude to all of you fighting for against in 2016. / in 2017. #badhombres  #barackobama #hrc

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Closing arguments On women's issues it is not even close. @hillaryclinton offered the most robust defense of women's reproductive rights and @plannedparenthood of any Presidential candidate in the modern era. Trump demonstrated time and again that he is a misogynist with little respect for women. Indeed, he bragged about sexually assaulting women, a disqualifier for any job let alone that of President. If you wouldn't let him near your daughter, don't let him near the White House.

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