Singer R Kelly announces tour to Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand

Carla Harmon
February 8, 2019

A few days ago, it was announced that the City of Philidelphia has come together to collectively and symbolically "mute" R. Kelly.

While multiple detailed allegations of sexually abusive behaviour by Kelly towards young women date back more than 20 years, he has never been convicted of a crime and he has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the 52-year-old singer announced a new tour in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, tweeting a poster for the upcoming tour.

Australian lawmakers are now urging to ban Kelly from entering the country.

"While I love all my fantastic fans in the Australia region I am NOT involved in this tour nor do I have knowledge of it", he tweeted. "There are strong provisions under the Act to refuse or cancel a visa where a person is found not to be of good character", the spokesperson said.

"Labor would be seriously concerned if immigration minister David Coleman would allow an individual such as R. Kelly into Australia", said Shayne Neumann the Australian shadow minister for immigration and border protection, in a statement obtained by The Guardian.

Meanwhile Kelly's tour of Australia is prompting concern from members of the public and some MPs.

"Shouldn't you be in jail?"

The following article discusses R Kelly. "For any reason. At all", another user expressed. Yahoo reached out for comment about the company's decision to partner with R. Kelly but did not immediately receive a response.

The documentary featured interviews with women that have accused Kelly of sexual abuse and harassment and industry insiders detailing the "open secret" of Kelly's abuse.

Last month, it was reported that the Ignition hitmaker was seeking a new distributor for his music after the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly thrust allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse against women into the spotlight.

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