Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has prompted a well-rounded dialog about sexual misconduct previous the documentary’s most important focus. Although the manufacturing revolved round those that both declare to have both been victimized by R. Kelly or to have witnessed him victimizing others, viewers are together with different entertainers of their insights regarding rape tradition. Kendrick Lamar, one the present technology’s most “woke” artists, is being dragged as soon as once more for supporting R. Kelly’s music.
In efforts to maintain R. Kelly’s musical legacy, and maybe set a precedent separating artists horrific behaviors from their artwork and avoiding lasting repercussions on their careers, Kendrick Lamar’s reps urged Spotify to retain the R&B icon’s music on its platform. They did so whereas threatening to tug his catalog from beneath their banner. Since Surviving R. Kelly has reignited society’s concern with how alleged predators are perceived, the sympathizers the accused are additionally being scrutinized.
Social media customers are questioning Kendrick Lamar’s actions have been met with a digital shrug. BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones tweeted: “I maintain excited about Kendrick Lamar actively campaigning (and succeeding) in getting R. Kelly and XXXTentacles put again on Spotify final yr in response to the
#MuteRKelly motion. There is complicit silence (shout out to Questlove) after which there’s energetic endorsement.”