For more than twenty years, R&B singer R. Kelly avoided allegations of sexual abuse. The media and the public did not take the escalating accusations seriously and his concerts and records continued to sell well even after he was arrested and abuse videos were leaked. Now he has been found guilty and could face several decades in jail. American media speak of the me toomoment of the music industry and also the first case in the me tooera with mainly black women as victims.
In podcast De Dag, music journalist Atze de Vrieze of VPRO’s 3voor12 tells how for years the music world has looked away from what happened around R. Kelly. According to him, the entire music industry and fans can learn from it.
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