Like everyone else, Leslie Jones watched the show Surviving R.Kelly and she is rightfully angered at the singer and rapper. Yesterday, she shared her thoughts on the matter, expressing disgust and fury at R. Kelly’s horrendous actions of sexual abuse against innocent girls of all ages.
Importance of Surviving R.Kelly Show in Today’s Climate
Lifetime’s series struck a chord with everyone in these sensitive times. In the series, even John Legend spoke up against R. Kelly. Hollywood is not ignoring sexual assault and abuse survivors anymore. Consequently, people like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are punished for their actions. So, we’re glad to see that R. Kelly is being held accountable as well. What’s interesting about this particular story is that these stories were covered before in newspapers by journalist Jim DeRogatis. But just as Megan Fox’s story didn’t get any substantial attention and support, R. Kelly’s survivors didn’t either. Now, we’re at a time of righting all our wrongs. The show outlines the stories in detail from the survivors’ perspectives. Henceforth, explaining how R. Kelly emotionally and sexually abused them for years and years and took advantage of them. Which is why Leslie Jones is angry at R. Kelly.
Leslie Jones’ Anger is Justified
The Saturday Night Live star has stated in an Instagram post that she would genuinely be scared for her children if she had any knowing that people like R. Kelly are in this world. She said that she wouldn’t even let her daughter post any pictures of herself online, because of the fear that’s too high. She gave out her support and love to all the survivors of the monstrous acts of R. Kelly. Leslie Jones further added in saying that she never liked the singer to begin with, and knowing what he has done only increases her rage.
Hence, we’re proud of Leslie Jones for publicly showing her support to the survivors and standing up for what’s right. It’s people like these that will help make Hollywood a better place.