After two radio stations in Dallas determined to tug R. Kelly's music from their repertoire, a Chicago radio station followed suit. This transfer comes after the media storm that adopted the airing of Surviving R. Kelly. This ban is important contemplating the truth that Kelly has been celebrated as one of many greatest artists to rise from the town. Lamont Watts, who runs the station, defined the choice in a video posted to Facebook.
“As a pacesetter of a staff the place girls contribute unselfishly, in a enterprise the place nearly all of our viewers is girls, as a son, a brother and a husband of a loyal household, and to listen to and see the ache and struggling that's actual for therefore many, efficient instantly, we are going to not play the music of R. Kelly,” Watts mentioned.
He additionally defined to Chicago Sun-Times that he obtained some blended feeling from watching the Lifetime documentary collection. “I don’t need to cross judgment, I simply have a look at girls at a bigger scale. This is larger, greater than the ladies who have been saying one thing in regards to the R. Kelly state of affairs,” Watts mentioned. “As you have a look at either side and every part happening, and the #MeToo motion, we felt it was the best factor to do.”