Cara loses 50K fol­low­ers for rip­ping R. Kelly

Ottawa Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Model and ac­tress Cara Delev­ingne is un­con­cerned about los­ing so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers after speak­ing out against em­bat­tled singer R. Kelly.

The I Be­lieve I Can Fly hit­maker has been plagued by ru­mours al­leg­ing he had sex­ual re­la­tion­ships with un­der­age girls for decades, but he re­cently re­turned to head­lines fol­low­ing the re­lease of doc­u­men­tary se­ries Sur­viv­ing R. Kelly, which chron­i­cles the re­ported phys­i­cal, men­tal, and sex­ual abuse his vic­tims ex­pe­ri­enced.

The singer has de­nied all al­le­ga­tions against him.

After watch­ing the doc­u­men­tary se­ries, Delev­ingne took to In­sta­gram to ex­press her shock and dis­may over the claims of abuse in the show, and slammed the singer as a “preda­tor.”

Now she has re­vealed that she has lost thou­sands of fol­low­ers for speak­ing her mind. “This is me re­al­iz­ing I lost more than 50,000 fol­low­ers yes­ter­day after post­ing about @rkelly,” she wrote along­side a photo of her mak­ing a funny face. “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.”

How­ever, Delev­ingne is un­fazed by the news: “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 26-year-old has also vowed to be more as­sertive about her be­liefs in 2019.

“In 2019, I want to be more con­fronta­tional,” she con­tin­ued.

She con­cluded her post by throw­ing her back­ing to the “#MuteRKelly” so­cial me­dia cam­paign, which en­cour­ages mu­sic fans to stop stream­ing his songs to protest the al­leged mis­con­duct.

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