Surviving the Hypocrites
Last weekend many celebrities expressed their disdain for R. Kelly during the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. As I said before I have an issue with the delayed outrage and response. It is disingenuous to condemn him now especially since the same people talking about him have their own dirt. Which brings me to this blog post.
|Charlamagne Tha God
Charlamagne Tha God is a radio host for The Breakfast Club. He began his career by working under Wendy Williams. Charlamagne Tha God was featured in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary condemning the singer. He has also cracked jokes about the singer in the past. Charlamagne claimed he cared about the victims of R. Kelly. Yet, back in 2010 he made a tweet suggesting that R. Kelly had the greatest sex tape of all-time. I don't like how our current society pulls up old comments and uses them against people. But depending on the subject matter there are some things we cannot ignore. Here is the infamous tweet below. I thought this man cared about the victims. What kind of crap is this? I am not saying some people cannot evolve over time but this is bogus.
|Harvey Weinstein, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend
|Jada Pinkett Smith
|Willow Smith and Moses Arias
I saved the best for last with this one. Journalist Toure' provided commentary in the R. Kelly documentary. My problem with Toure' is his smug attitude and he seems like a corn ball. He was one of the journalist that helped spread those vicious lies about Michael Jackson and Tupac being rapist. Even though it has been proven both men never raped anyone. Toure' had harsh words for R. Kelly. According to Essence Magazine a make-up artist named Dani said that Toure' sexually harassed her two years ago in 2017. Dani spoke about her encounter with Toure' on Instagram.
In a recent interview with Essence Magazine Dani provided further details about her interactions with Toure'.
"I worked with him most of 2017, I left in October, before he left ," she claims. After Dani quit, she says she reported Toure' to human resources. He left Time Inc. after that; according to his rep because his agreement was over.
According to Dani Toure' sent an apology via Instagram. Dani said she wanted to share her story because Toure' was doing media appearances condemning Harvey Weinstein and condemning other men for sexual misconduct. Dani said she accepted his apology but she did not appreciate his hypocrisy. Here is the apology issued by Toure' to Dani.
As I said in my last post I am not defending R. Kelly but I can see through the bullshit. These people and their contradictions are my additional issue next to R. Kelly's disturbing fetish.
Here is the link about Dani and Toure' from Essence Magazine