WOMEN OF COLOR MOVEMENT PUSHES #MUTERKELLY STANCE

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Women of Color of Time’s Up, a subcommittee of the larger group specifically organizing around issues that affect women and girls of color, released a statement this morning announcing their support of #MuteRKelly, an online campaign asking Live Nation and Sony Music to cancel R. Kelly’s tour dates and drop his recording contract.

John Legend and Ava DuVernay tweeted their support: 

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The statement from the Women of Color of Time’s Up asks readers to “insist on a world in which women of all kinds can pursue their dreams free from sexual assault, abuse and predatory behavior.

“As Women of Color within Time’s Up, we recognize that we have a responsibility to help right this wrong. We intend to shine a bright light on our WOC sisters in need. It is our hope that we will never feel ignored or silenced ever again.”