Don’t Forget That R. KELLY IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PERSON

R. Kelly cookie stillI should mention that the headline for this post is completely inaccurate and understated because it’s hard for me to even classify a child predator like R. Kelly as a “person” when he is simply a famous, songwriting pedophile.

Recently, coinciding with the release of Kelly’s new album Black Panties, Village Voice journalist Jim DeRogatis reminded us of the exact way R. Kelly exploited underage black girls at his former high school, Kenwood Academy.

DeRogatis writes that R. Kelly used to visit his alma mater with the purpose of recruiting sexual partners who he would woo with new shoes and trips to the recording studio.

One girl who spent nearly three years as R. Kelly’s “girlfriend” tried to slit her wrists after he left her while another was impregnated by the singer and driven to the abortion clinic by members of his entourage.

And then there’s the tape of him peeing on a 13-year-old girl. It is undeniably him in the video, yet people like Lady Gaga have either completely forgotten about R. Kelly’s past or were never fully educated on it from the start, which makes sense because while he was technically “caught,” he was never punished.

In 2008, a jury in Illinois found him not guilty of 14 counts of child pornography-related charges. Just days ago Kelly responded to DeRogatis’ reminder to fans unapologetically.  Continue reading “Don’t Forget That R. KELLY IS A HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PERSON”

San Diego Comic Con Post!

Comic Con is a wonderfully weird place.  It’s where nerds go to shine, to bask in all their comic book, superhero, video game glory.  It’s smelly, it’s filled with ridiculous costumes, and it’s packed wall to wall with hoards of people.  I attended for my first time this past weekend, and it was fucking awesome.

Also, it will hereby be referred to as “The Con.”

Held in downtown Whale’s Vagina San Diego, The Con started out as one of the original comic book conventions and overtime evolved to a world-renowned, massive pop culture event complete with celebrities, news cameras, after parties and (a nerd can only hope) a handjob from a girl in a Xena costume.

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