Cara Delevingne lost followers for speaking out against R. Kelly

Cara Delevingne says she lost 50,000 Instagram followers after speaking out against R. Kelly earlier this week.

“Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers,” she wrote alongside a photo of her making a shocked face. “The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards.”

The 25-year-old then stated that one of her goals for this year is to continue to post confrontational things.

“Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with,” she admitted. “I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly”

On Thursday, Delevingne posted a lengthy caption on Instagram after watching the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly.”

“I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on. My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families. This man is a predator that feeds of power and in my opinion is far worse than Harvey Weinstein and needs to be held accountable. I am not trying to compare the two, my point is, Harvey is being investigated and R Kelly is not. We have ourselves to blame in this situation, I knew of the allegations but failed to try and understand the severity of the situation. I still continued to listen to his music. Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one. I still want to applaud @johnlegend @keke @vincestaples @chancetherapper @jadapinkettsmith @ladygaga for continuing the conversation. I really hope that more musicians stand up against this monster #MuteRKelly #MeToo #blackgirlslivesmatter”

Delevingne isn’t the first celebrity to speak out about Kelly. Multiple celebrities including Kevin Hart and Keke Palmer have spoken out against the singer this week. Lady Gaga also issued an apology for collaborating on a song with Kelly.

On Tuesday, it was announced Kelly is under criminal investigation in Georgia following the release of the show.


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