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Cara Delevingne lost 50,000 Instagram followers after sharing her thoughts on Surviving R Kelly

‘Goodbye silence and backwards followers,’

YESTERDAY, CARA DELEVIGNE joined the conversation surrounding the docuseries, Surviving R Kelly.

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In an Instagram upload, she announced that she had just completed the six-part series, and was ‘shocked and outraged’ by the stories contained within, writing: “My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families.”

This man is a predator that feeds of power and in my opinion is far worse than Harvey Weinstein and needs to be held accountable. I am not trying to compare the two, my point is, Harvey is being investigated and R Kelly is not. (sic)

Applauding her peers in the entertainment industry who have also spoken out against the performer, Cara dubbed Kelly ‘a monster’.

Reflecting on her previous stance, she admitted: “We have ourselves to blame in this situation, I knew of the allegations but failed to try and understand the severity of the situation.”

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I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on. My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families. This man is a predator that feeds of power and in my opinion is far worse than Harvey Weinstein and needs to be held accountable. I am not trying to compare the two, my point is, Harvey is being investigated and R Kelly is not. We have ourselves to blame in this situation, I knew of the allegations but failed to try and understand the severity of the situation. I still continued to listen to his music. Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one. I still want to applaud @johnlegend @keke @vincestaples @chancetherapper @jadapinkettsmith @ladygaga for continuing the conversation. I really hope that more musicians stand up against this monster #MuteRKelly #MeToo #blackgirlslivesmatter

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Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one.

Today, the model and actress returned to Instagram to address the fact that she had lost 50,000 followers since posting her thoughts on the docuseries.

Alongside a photo of herself looking bemused, 26-year-old Cara announced the decrease in followers, and said she has no intention of censoring herself online.

“This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly,” she began the post.

Of the followers she lost due to her opinion on Kelly, Cara wrote: “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.”

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This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly 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. 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. In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with. I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly

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“In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication,” Cara wrote. “Something I still struggle with.”

I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore!

“Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year,” she concluded in a post which has been liked by more than 1,600,000 followers.

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