Color Of Change has released a petition calling for RCA Records to drop controversial musician R. Kelly from their label. According to the petition, the years of alleged abuse done by the singer towards women and underage girls without repercussions has been too much to bear.
“Despite Kelly’s decades-long documented coercion and sexual manipulation of young Black women, including illegally marrying a 15-year-old when he was 27, countless civil suits and a trial for 14 counts of child pornography, he’s never faced legal or financial consequences,” the petition reads.
There is no word as to how many signatures the petition has so far, however, many people are calling for Kelly to be brought to justice. The “Pied Piper” is reportedly under criminal investigation in Georgia and Illinois, which is said to be a direct result of the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R. Kelly.
“His well-documented pattern of grooming and abusing young girls didn’t stop him from selling over 60 million albums and he’s even currently on an extended national tour,” the site continues. “RCA promotes and funds his explicit music and they actually allow him to brand himself as “The Pied Piper” after the fairytale character who used his musical talents to lure children away from their parents.”