Reader, in light of the recent allegations ( You Can Read About It Here ) against R&B Singer R. Kelly and "MeToo" Founder Tarana Burke’s call for the Tom Joyner Morning Show to stop supporting the singer. Tom Joyner has announced he will no longer play the 51-year-old’s music. Could this finally be the beginning of the end?
I often wonder what it is about us that we don’t rally around our women and little girls when they are sexually abused? When “The Tape” first came out years ago, I marveled at how many people (especially women) defended R Kelly, saying that the minor child was “fast”, that she had probably seduced him, etc.
If those were little boys in that video, I believe beyond a shadow of doubt people would still be making excuses for him 20yrs later. Also, I give the side-eye to Tom Joyner for this 20yrs-later, one year before retirement boycott. Better late than never, I guess.