Cara Delevingne is hemorrhaging followers as she decides to speak out against R Kelly. The model-turned-actress watched the Surviving R Kelly documentary and decided to make her views known online.
Already boasting an impressive 41 million Instagram followers, a loss of 50,000 fans is only a drop in the ocean for Delevingne. Still, to lose more followers than most of us could dream of in just 24 hours is some serious damage to her social media portfolio.
John Legend is among those who’ve spoken out against R Kelly. After appearing in the documentary, Legend assuredly told his followers, “To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all. I believe these women and don’t give a f*ck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”
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I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on. My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families. This man is a predator that feeds of power and in my opinion is far worse than Harvey Weinstein and needs to be held accountable. I am not trying to compare the two, my point is, Harvey is being investigated and R Kelly is not. We have ourselves to blame in this situation, I knew of the allegations but failed to try and understand the severity of the situation. I still continued to listen to his music. Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one. I still want to applaud @johnlegend @keke @vincestaples @chancetherapper @jadapinkettsmith @ladygaga for continuing the conversation. I really hope that more musicians stand up against this monster #MuteRKelly #MeToo #blackgirlslivesmatter
Delevingne applauded Legend in her post and branded disgraced rapper R Kelly a “monster” and “predator”, Delevingne’s followers started dropping like flies. The celebrities are showing a united front, with Delevingne already being an advocate of the #MeToo and #IBelieveHer movements, — even comparing Kelly to Harvey Weinstein.
Delevingne and Legend are just two of the many celebrities who’ve rallied against R Kelly amidst allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Elsewhere, Lady Gaga has finally broken her silence on what it was like collaborating with Kelly on 2013’s “Do What U Want (With My Body)”.
Standing strong against her critics, Delevingne posted a follow-up post where she pulled a non-phased face and captioned it: “This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly.”
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This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers. The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards. In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with. I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly
Rounding off, Delevingne warned fans that she plans on being “more confrontational” in 2019. “Confrontation is not violence by the way, it’s communication,” she said. Vowing to continue being controversial, the 26-year-old refuses to back down when it comes to her polarising views.
The Lifetime film aired in early January and sparked a debate surrounding R Kelly’s allegations. The movie also asks victims to come forward so they can “seek justice” together.
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