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Care2 Petition Calls For Sony To Drop R. Kelly

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A new petition from Care2 calls for Sony to drop R. Kelly as one of its artist after Buzzfeed claimed in an investigative report that the singer is holding women hostage in a cult. The petition has gathered over 5,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

The Care2 petition reads, “We usicust not let habitual abusers float above justice simply because they are rich and famous. Let’s work together to turn R. Kelly into a symbol for victim’s rights, reminding abusers everywhere that no one is untouchable. R. Kelly should not profit while he continues to victimize women.” Shortly after the disturbing report emerged, which claimed the singer controls the lives of six women living in a number of his rented properties in Chicago and Atlanta, Kelly denied the allegations that he’s keeping young women in an “abusive cult” against their will.

His attorney released a statement that read, “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” adding, “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.” So far, police have found no such reason to charge the singer after conducting investigations in both Illinois and Georgia. Additionally, one of the women living with Kelly told authorities she was “fine and did not want to be bothered.”

As Gossip Cop reported, similarly a recent petition from Care2 called for Rob Kardashian to be banned from Instagram after he allegedly posted “revenge porn.” In a series of posts, the reality star shared explicit photos of his former fiancee Blac Chyna before his account was shut down. The petition urged Instagram to “have a zero-tolerance policy” for those posting revenge porn on the social media platform and encouraged everyone to “stand against cruel acts that harm women.”

Care2, which prides itself on being “the world’s largest social network for good,” also created a petition in 2016 that asked Sony to drop Dr. Luke after Kesha accused the producer of being abusive. Sony later parted ways with Dr. Luke after months of outcry from activists and campaigners.

 


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