R. Kelly Says Bye To YouTube
Looks like R. Kelly can say goodbye to Youtube because following his conviction of sex trafficking charges, his official accounts aren’t coming back no time soon.
R. Kelly was recently convicted last week on many harmful charges that Youtube doesn’t stand for at all, and deleted his accounts.
The charges did include: Bribery, sexual exploitation of a child/minor, kidnapping, racketeering and sex trafficking.
Official Accounts Deleted
YouTube was quick to remove these accounts on Tuesday including his RKellyTV account a long with his RKellyVevo channel.
YouTube legal lead Nicole Alston says the accounts were removed due to prevent potential widespread of harm.
“Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyond standard enforcement measures due to a potential to cause widespread harm.”
“Ultimately we are taking this action to protect our users similar to other platforms.”
Though R. Kelly’s music is no longer accessible through his official YouTue channels, user-uploaded versions of his music remains on the app.
Kenyette Tisha Barnes, who is the founder of #MuteRKelly says that she hopes other platforms choose to make the same decision YouTube did because she feels it “was his music that allowed him to buy himself out of accountability,” she says to NBC News.