“F*ck You And Him” Andrea Kelly Responds To R. Kelly Supporters Who Doubt Her Abuse Claims
In society at large, the words of women are taken with a grain of salt. And the words of Black women against Black men are often disparaged, disbelieved and the woman’s reputation ends up taking a hit while the man, even if his abuses have been proven, gets to live on, often unscathed and unharmed by his actions.
We’ve seen this with R. Kelly. There is video evidence of him having sex with a minor and still, people are defending him. And in their defense of him, they’ve begun to attack his ex-wife Andrea Kelly, who, in the past few months, has come forward speaking about the physical, sexual and economic abuse she suffered at his hands.
See what she had to say to those who have doubted her claims in the statement she shared on her Instagram page.
“First I’d like to say thank you to all my #DREAmers and those who support me on this journey. To the ones that come on my page to spew venom and #victimshame You are by far the biggest supporter of my abuser. By you shaming me and any other victims you’re helping the abuser accomplish their task of belittling, intimidating, and discounting all the abuse they’ve put the #victim and #victims through! PERIOD! No two ways about it. I almost allowed you and your hate to overshadow all the LOVE AND SUPPORT I RECEIVE. But you WILL NOT stop me from saving lives and giving hope to those who are where I was. I AM A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS! I am a #SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL ABUSE *EMOTIONAL ABUSE* PHYSICAL ABUSE *ECONOMIC ABUSE at the hands of my EX husband. For years I was fearful to come forward with my FULL truth. You trolls pass judgment and say that I never spoke of it before now but clearly you have not been following me or my journey if you look on my Instagram you see where I HAVE POSTED several times about being a survivor of domestic violence. Just because your curiosity wasn’t satisfied DOESN’T MEAN my HORROR WASN’T REAL….like for real FUCK YOU AND HIM! To my #SURVIVORS I LOVE YOU ALL AND WE GOT THIS! To the ones still in it YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You will get away I DID ???”
Well…there you have it.