Cara Delevingne has revealed she lost more than 50,000 followers on Instagram after taking a stand against American singer R Kelly.
The 26-year-old model shared a post after watching the explosive Surviving R Kelly documentary seriesrevealing she had been left “shocked and outraged” over the accusations of abuse from his alleged victims.
She then went on to brand R Kelly , 52, a predator and said he should be under investigation like shamed film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Cara then praised his abuse survivors and other industry names like John Legend for speaking out against him.
But following her passionate statement just a day later Cara shared an amusing picture of herself pointing out the significant drop in followers adding along with a lengthy caption.
“This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers.
“The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards. In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with.
“I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly.”
Cara took to Instagram to share her support for the women speaking out saying that her “heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families”.
She confessed she “knew of the allegations” but felt that she had “failed to try and understand the severity of the situation”.
“I still continued to listen to his music. Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one,” she added.
The Paper Towns actress then went on to applaud John Legend, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper and Jada Pinkett Smith for being so vocal about the controversial story.
“I really hope that more musicians stand up against this monster #MuteRKelly #MeToo #BlackGirlslivesmatter”