Following the troubling accusations in the Surviving R. Kelly six-part Lifetime docuseries, the Philadelphia City Council reportedly voted unanimously to ban the singer from stepping foot in the city as part of Councilwoman Helen Gym’s “Mute R. Kelly” resolution, according to CBS Philly.
“We reject a system that silences black women and accepts black pain,” Gym confirmed on Twitter. “We believe survivors. R. Kelly is not welcome in Philadelphia. This symbolic act of solidarity puts all sexual predators on notice.”
— Helen Gym (@HelenGymAtLarge) January 31, 2019
Although technically Kelly will not be arrested or physically removed if enters Philly, Gym noted that her resolution, which she initially introduced last week, was meant to send a message to the singer that the city supports his survivors and condemns sexual abuse.