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How is R. Kelly’s Behavior Worse than His White Showbiz Counterparts?

March 6, 2019 12 comments

By now, I am sure that most of you have seen that recent interview of R. Kelly by Gayle King. While it was.. well.. interesting, the parts I saw and the public reaction to it on social media got me thinking about something else. Why are all these “male feminists”, SJWs and other public virtue display peddlers focused on the ongoing R. Kelly saga, but ignoring many similar and often worse cases perpetrated by white showbiz celebrities? Why are all of these self-anointed arbiters of justice getting themselves into a tizzy over what pretty much anybody with more than half-a-brain has known for over a decade and why are they so interested in skipping due process.

But before we go there, let be clear about a few things. Firstly, unlike Bill Cosby who drugged and raped dozens of women over decades, there is still no definitive evidence (acceptable in a court of law) that R. Kelly did anything similar. Sure.. there are a couple of women who claim that he forced them into having sex. However the events in question took place over a decade or two ago and, in the absence of physical evidence, it really comes down to which side you want to believe. While accepting the accusers’s version of the story without corroborating evidence might be acceptable to SJWs and other virtue peddlers, we as a society no longer do so for reasons which are all too apparent once you read about the history of show trials for witchcraft and heresy.

Secondly, unlike Larry Nassar and Jerry Sandusky- R. Kelly was not into prepubsecent or barely pubsecent children. In other words, he often preferred girls who were under 18, but definitely post-pubescent. But why does this matter? well.. for starters, while those girls were not legally adults, they were no longer children- biologically and mentally. And this is relevant because there are many example of white male showbiz types who have displayed almost identical behavior and not suffered any negative consequences (legal or otherwise) to date. In fact, the very behavior for which SJWs are trying to lynch R. Kelly have long been seen as harmless eccentricities if the perpetrator was a famous white guy in showbiz. Here are some well-known examples..

Remember Jerry Seinfeld? He used to a date a 17-year old when almost 40. So why have we not heard calls by SJWs to ban ‘Seinfeld’ reruns from cable TV or online streaming platforms? Or what about Paul Walker of ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise fame? He dated more than one 16-year-old girl when he was in his 30s. How come all those SJWs are not interested in deplatforming the movies of a white actor with a predilection for under-18 girls? What about Wilmer Valderrama from ‘That 70s show’? Did you know he dated mandy moore, ashley simpson, lindsay lohan and demi lovato when they were under-18 and he was more than a few years older than them? Heard any SJWs calling for cancellation of ‘That 70s Show reruns?

Did you know that Sonny Bono was dating Cher when she was 16 and he was at least a decade older than her? Elvis Presley first met Priscilla Beaulieu when she was 14 and he was 25. What about a 25-year-old Joe Madden dating Hillary Duff when she was 16? Milo Ventimiglia was 29 when he dated a 17-year-old Hayden Panettiere. Don’t forget that Don Johnson dated a 16-year-old Melanie Griffith, when he was in his 20s. David Bowie had a sexual relationship with at least one 13 or 14-year-old in the 1970s. Did I mention that members of pretty much every single rock band of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s have had sex with under-18 groupies?

Then there are people like Woody Allen who slept with his underage adopted daughter as well as at least one more 16-year-old girl when he was in his 40s or older. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith famously dated a 16-year-old when he was 25. Look.. the point I am trying to make is that prosecuting a famous black guy with a preference for post-pubsecent, but under-18, girls while ignoring or even celebrating that same behavior in white (or non-black) guys is both inconsistent as well as racist. Let us not pretend that whatever happens between R. Kelly and those girls is somehow different from some white male celebrity and an under-18 girl he is “dating”.

If you believe that R. Kelly deserves to lose his livelihood and freedom for his actions, at least be consistent and demand the same for white male celebrities who have similar dating preferences. If you think R. Kelly’s music should be banned, then demand the same for music by Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, David Bowie and every single musical act whose members had sex with underage groupies- which would be pretty much 95% of all popular music. If you think R. Kelly is a pervert for liking 14-17 year old girls, please explain why you think Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Walker, Wilmer Valderrama , Don Johnson and many.. many others are not perverts. Or you could just admit that it is about race and drop that virtue peddling bullshit.

What do you think? Comments?