#Metoo #TimesUP #OMG have you had enough of the hash tags yet? Lol some you readers and listeners are in the ‘know’ but for those who live a busy life I will give you the 411. In the wake of the recent Hollywood sexual scandals many social media movements were created to combat sexual assault and the immodest treatment of women in general. In today’s postindustrial days the millennials use # or “hash tags” to generate a buzz around a general slogan. It’s basically an easy way for people on the internet to find a cause or a movement.
Now that you have the basics I can explain the #MuteRKelley title.
Spotify music which is a digital music platform has decided to change its policies on which artists they plan to promote on its platform. Spotify’s new policy focuses on “hate content” and “hateful conduct. Now don’t ask me how or who will be the judge but this is gonna get crazy. So with that being said Spotify has decided to drop R Kelley from its automated playlists and has decided to scale back any promotion of the artist. Apple music has followed in suit and has ceased promotion of R Kelley’s music on some featured playlists. As we all know and expect the rest of the major digital outlets to jump on the bandwagon and create similar policies. As R Kelley has been in the news as of recent and whether he’s guilty or not women need to feel comfortable, safe, and empowered. It’s our job as a people to work together to achieve a level of equilibrium amongst each other. I feel it’s great that we can come together socially as a people and take a stand against issues that stain the fabric of what makes America great….. Diversity Creativity Ingenuity Raw Unfiltered Flashy Brash Caring Innovating. That’s why many people are on the fence about “censorship” of artists who will decide what is accepted and what isn’t??? But we do know one thing in light of the #MuteRKelley Spotify and other large music outlets are not going to be silent about the content that is played on the platform. Although you can still find R Kelley’s entire platform in the libraries of the streaming service… lol #imGone