Ever since Lifetime aired its six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, increasingly folks have begun to reckon with the ethical implications of loving the R&B singer’s work regardless of Kelly being accused of the sexual abuse and exploitation of underage girls and women. Some have apparently responded to this psychological battle by cranking “Ignition (Remix),” reportedly giving Kelly a little bit of a streaming bump. On Monday’s The Daily Show, Roy Wood Jr. drew inspiration from Bird Box to plot a plan that may assist stop an artist’s work from utterly coloring our notion of them as a human being … and alleged abuser.
In the Netflix horror movie about “a white woman cussing at her children in a rowboat,” Sandra Bullock and her fellow survivors should put on blindfolds to keep away from seeing horrible, violence-inducing demons. Ergo, Wood suggests, possibly blocking out the fixed clips of “Ignition (Remix)” accompanying all our R. Kelly information will stop us from instantly making an attempt to rationalize why somebody’s good music outweighs the various, many accusations in opposition to him, all of which the singer has continued to disclaim.