The executive producer of an explosive documentary that details sexual abuse allegations against US singer R Kelly says she fully supports calls for the boycott of Kelly’s music following the series.
The three-part documentary features over 50 interviews with women who allege to have been abused by the RnB singer.
The producer and music critic, Dream Hampton says the concept of boycotting is an excellent one that has yielded positive results in the past.
She refers to how the late struggle icon Winnie-Madikizela Mandela used the same concept to fight apartheid.
“When Winnie Mandela was touring the states and Europe trying to raise awareness about the ANC and calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions, that’s how I became political. So, I learned from South Africans that boycott, divestment and sanctions are a way to change the reality on the ground, the politics and in this case the culture. That’s why I think that the R Kelly calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions is an honourable one and one in a tradition,” explains Hampton.