R. Kelly Airplane Banner Demanding Label Drop the Singer Flies Over RCA Records & Sony Music Offices
It was commissioned by women's rights group UltraViolet, reading, "RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly."
A banner demanding RCA Records and its parent company Sony drop R. Kelly over alleged sexual misconduct flew over the companies' Los Angeles headquarters on Friday.
The airplane was commissioned by women's rights group UltraViolet, reading, "RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly." The organization says it has additional plans for physical protests in days to come.
RCA has not responded to requests for comment.
UltraViolet's protest comes following the explosive Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which aired last weekend, sparking outrage with multiple accounts alleged predatory sexual behavior.
The organization has previously spoken out against Kelly -- along with other activist groups including the #MuteRKelly campaign and Women of Color within the Time's Up movement -- applauding Spotify's now-reversed decision to remove Kelly from its editorially curated playlists and condemning those doing business with him.
"It is long past time for RCA to dump R Kelly and take a stand against abuse," said UltraViolet Chief Campaigns Officer Karin Roland in a statement on Thursday. "Their inaction is beyond shameful. RCA can no longer pretend that R. Kelly's music can be separated from his violent actions."