R. Kelly Banned From Stepping Foot: Popular singer, R. Kelly has been banned from stepping foot on Philadelphia city over his alleged sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and girls.
The ban came after the release of docuseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly.’ The Lifetime docuseries which detailed the artist’s alleged known history of sexual.
As stated by CBS Philly, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to stop the singer completely from entering the city as part of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s ‘Mute R. Kelly’ resolution. Henceforth, R. Kelly is banned from stepping foot at Philadelphia.
‘We don’t accept a system that silences black women & accepts black pain,” Gym confirmed on Twitter. “We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not wanted in Philadelphia. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators & rapists on notice.’
‘the resolution is about not accepting. It is about being straight that we will not welcome a future where rape is accepted, and sexual predators and rapists get away with their acts. I believe that R. Kelly & other predators like him should be shamed and banished from the public sphere.’
CBS Philly who disclosed that the resolution is only symbolic, said that is not enforceable and Kelly rather will not be arrested or physically removed from the city if he tries to perform or just stops by, but Gym sees the resolution as a statement to make the singer know that the city supports his survivors but condemns sexual abuse.
However, Kelly has since denied the allegations leveled against him and he has not been convicted of any sex crime.
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