Cara loses 50K followers for ripping R. Kelly
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.