American singer, R. Kelly has been banned from Philadelphia over his alleged sexual, physical, and mental abuse of young women and girls.

The ban comes after the release of docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”, the Lifetime docuseries that details the musician’s alleged history of sexual offences.

According to American TV station, CBS Philly, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to ban the singer from stepping foot in the city as part of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s “Mute R. Kelly” resolution.

“We reject a system that silences black women and accepts black pain. We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice.

''The resolution is about not accepting. It’s about being clear that we will not accept a future where rape is accepted, and rapists and sexual predators get away with their acts. I believe that R. Kelly and predators like him should be shamed and banished from the public sphere.”Gym explained.

CBS Philly revealed that the resolution is only symbolic, as it is not enforceable and Kelly will not be arrested or physically removed from the city if he tries to perform or just stop over.

R. Kelly has denied the allegations and has  never been convicted of any sex crimes.


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