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R. Kelly's invite to 'Color Purple' is inexcusable

This is a discussion on R. Kelly's invite to 'Color Purple' is inexcusable within the R. Kelly News & Announcements forums, part of the R. Kelly Discussion category; http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchel...itch06.article Accused of child porn, his presence a slap in the face May 6, 2007 BY MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist ...

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    http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchel...itch06.article
    Accused of child porn, his presence a slap in the face

    May 6, 2007
    BY MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist

    I knew it couldn't be R. Kelly on the red carpet at the premiere of Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" on Thursday night.


    Sure enough. It was him!

    Kelly is facing 14 counts of child pornography stemming from a videotape allegedly showing him having sex with a 14-year old girl.

    But it looks like the popular R&B star -- who croons inspirational ballads one minute and raunchy lyrics the next -- has a fairy godmother. Although indicted in 2002, his trial has been repeatedly delayed. Now the judge sitting for the case is also presiding over the Brown's Chicken trial, and Kelly's lawyer, Ed Genson, is representing former Chicago Sun-Times owner Conrad Black, on trial for allegedly pilfering millions from stockholders.

    On Thursday night, Kelly told reporters stationed outside the Cadillac Palace that he saw "The Color Purple" seven times in New York. He was out and about because he has just finished an album, Kelly said.

    "I figured this is the time to come out and enjoy myself. When I got invited, I thought there's no better way to do that," Kelly told reporters.

    "He was invited. He was definitely there," said an employee with Margie Korshak, the public relations firm that handled the invites. The employee didn't know who extended the invitation and seemed surprised I inquired.

    It has been more than four years since copies of the pornographic video flooded the streets, and a lot of people have forgotten Kelly is at the center of a case that involves videotaped sex acts with a minor.

    Frankly, an invitation to the press review of "The Color Purple" was the hottest ticket in town.

    In the newsroom, reporters started asking about tickets at the beginning of the week. An invite would give them a chance to mix work and pleasure, of course.

    "You're going, aren't you?" a colleague asked.

    She was shocked to learn I hadn't gotten an invite, either.

    But I have my own fairy godmother. That same day, I ran into a big-hearted A-Lister who had two extra theater tickets. Unfortunately, by then there was no way I could attend the event. Still, I stopped by the Cadillac Palace Theatre to watch as celebrities made their way down the red carpet.

    The area hummed with anticipation.

    Thanks to Jonathan Jackson (he pulled me past security), I even got a chance to experience what it feels like to have dozens of flashing cameras aimed at you.

    That's how I happened to see Kelly make his entrance. No one booed.

    Despite the unsavory allegations hanging over his head, Kelly has managed to keep his superstar status. Kelly is a multiple-Grammy winner, and since his indictment, he has been nominated for numerous civic and industry awards, including the coveted NAACP Image Award.

    Shortly after Oprah took her triumphant stroll, Kelly strutted down the red carpet, just like Mayor Daley and his wife, Maggie, had done earlier.

    The irony is jarring.

    Oprah's production is based on a horrible tale of the sexual abuse that was heaped on a young girl in the rural South. Besides being raped by a man she believed to be her father, Celie was given to a mean-spirited older man as his wife, and throughout the relationship, she was used as both a sexual object and a workhorse.

    Alice Walker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction, withstood being called a black male-basher to bring us this book. In the 20-plus years since its publishing, it remains a healing balm for women who have witnessed, endured, survived and ultimately thrived, despite physical and emotional abuse by cruel men.

    To witness Kelly being treated as an honored guest at the premier of "The Color Purple" sickened me. It was a slap in the face of every woman who has gone through such abuse.

    Unfortunately, I didn't get to see "The Color Purple" Thursday night.

    I gave one of the free tickets to my colleague. The other, I passed along to a woman who was standing outside watching the spectacle from a distance.
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    Not sure if I chose the right section....heard about this from mista here: http://www.12-play.net/showthread.ph...t=color+purple and no surprise here cuz the article is from Chicago Sun Times....
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    That bitch needs to so now hes not supposed to go out and see shows. Fuck her and the sun-times.
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    Psychopaths show a stunning lack of concern for the effects their actions have on others, no matter how devastating these might be. They may appear completely forthright about the matter, calmly stating that they have no sense of guilt, are not sorry for the ensuing pain, and that there is no reason now to be concerned.

    Many of the characteristics displayed by psychopaths are closely associated with a profound lack of empathy and inability to construct a mental and emotional "facsimile" of another person.

    Psychopaths seem to suffer a kind of emotional poverty that limits the range and depth of their feelings. At times they appear to be cold and unemotional while nevertheless being prone to dramatic, shallow, and short-lived displays of feeling.
    Obligations and commitments mean nothing to psychopaths.

    But here is the crux: Psychopaths don't feel they have psychological or emotional problems, and they see no reason to change their behavior to conform with societal standards they do not agree with.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle View Post
    That bitch needs to so now hes not supposed to go out and see shows. Fuck her and the sun-times.
    I Agree Chelle, I never read something positive about kells in the sun-times. Everytime sun-times writes a story about kells it's full of shit.
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    Sun times needs a big dick up they asses.
    What is it with these people. Fucken asses!
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    innocent until proven guilty.......as long as the judge allows him he can go where he wants without anyones approval

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    Winfrey attends Chicago premiere of 'The Color Purple'


    May 3, 2007 (CHICAGO) - Oprah Winfrey is painting the town purple. She attended the Chicago premiere of "The Color Purple" Thursday night. The musical is at the Cadillac Palace Theater.
    Winfrey starred in the movie "The Color Purple" 21 years ago. She tells ABC7 that when the movie came out, her name was not even on the poster. Now it's a totally different situation. Oprah Winfrey's name is in lights as she presents "The Color Purple."
    Chicago's superstar, Oprah Winfrey, shined in Chicago Thursday night.
    "It's like coming home, coming home in a big way," said Winfrey, stepping out on the red carpet at the Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W. Randolph, to see her production of The Color Purple.

    Red Carpet Arrivals: Oprah, Daleys, Eberts and R. Kelly

    "It brought the most powerful experiences of my life to be a part of that movie. The work, the artistry has followed me through my years. It's been a part of my life, The Color Purple," Winfrey said.
    It's like Hollywood, the fans, cameras and the limo lineup. But Thursday night is the who's who of Chicago.
    "I think Oprah is so talented. This is just one of her many talents," said Maggie Daley.
    "Theatergoers in Chicago and the Midwest, they love theater, and this is an example of what we did, rebuilding the theaters downtown," said Mayor Richard M. Daley.
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is hitting the town, and Roger Ebert is out and about again, seeing the musical for the first time.
    "To see anything but a hospital bed is terrific," said Chaz Ebert, Roger's wife.
    R. Kelly said Thursday night was his seventh time to see the musical.
    "It really inspired me to be who I am today. I have to check it out...again," said Kelly.
    Whatever the reason, they all came out Thursday, and Oprah says she would like others to follow. "It's for everybody. It's for every economic group. It's for all genders. Women love it; it's a revival in there for the women," said Winfrey, who added she has seen the production 12 times.



    Here is the link to site to see the video of R. Kelly being at the premiere:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...cal&id=5272133

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    Good for R Kelly and the Sun Times are such haters and get over the fact that people are forgetting not because they love R Kelly so much, but merely because they like most people feel that they have NO CASE....and if they did he would have stood trial by now....it's over 5 years ago....that's why life is going on, it's no disrespect to women it's simply no case.

    Thanks for that link.....Kellz just had to throw a little singing in on the end.
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    I saw the film like, several years ago. I had an assignment to write a paper about the film....reminds me of what my grandma went through....Both the main character and she found out beauty out of all harshness around them....I understand why Kellz said that. The movies just gives you food for thought.

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    the elite come out for premeire red carpet events.....he is definately in the chicago elite....they shoulda sent my man Mista one to...another chi-town elitist.instead of wasting them on that journalist chick.....

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    people need to stop FOCUSING on the allegations and accusations every time this man does any thing. until he has his day in court, LEAVE HIM ALONE!

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