‘It Shouldn’t Have Taken This Many Years’: Social Media Reacts To R Kelly Conviction

As news of R. Kelly’s guilty verdict broke on Monday (September 27th) social media reacted saying, “It shouldn’t have taken this many years.”

The verdict comes after two decades of Kelly’s abuse of young girls and women who he controlled, sexually abused, and kidnapped. He’s also charged with racketeering and violating the Mann Act which prohibits anyone from crossing state lines with anyone for “any immoral purpose.”

One Twitter user wrote, “R Kelly was found guilty today. When girls and women decide to come forward, it should not take 20 years or 10 years, or five years to see justice. People can help by telling on these predators instead of watching it happen. Stand up for young girls and women. #women #realfeminism.” 

R. Kelly faces 10 years to life in prison and still faces a federal trial in Chicago and state trials in Illinois and Minnesota.

What are your thoughts on R. Kelly’s guilty verdict?