KESHA FORCED MEN TO DROP THEIR PANTS AND TOOK PHOTOS OF THEIR GENTIALS TO EMASCULATE THEM
Kesha is one of the many famous faces behind the ‘me too’ movement that was in its prime in 2017-2018 when The New York Times reported that dozens of women had accused film producer, Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
This sparked a movement of women who came out and claimed that ‘they too’ had been victims of sexual abuse and/or assault. Kesha was one of these women to come forward and accused her former producer Dr. Luke of sexually, physically and emotionally abusing her. Dr. Luke has always denied these allegations.
One 6th July 2017 Kesha released the song Praying, which became available for digital download and would become the feature single for her 2017 studio album ‘Rainbow’. The song would become a viral hit after Kesha performed the single during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards which took place on January 28th 2018. Performing alongside artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello and Andra Day.
The song came at a time where the media was reporting on the Me Too movements on a regular basis as more and more celebrities and people came forward to talk about their claims of sexual assault and abuse. The song soon became a battle cry aiming to give victims of abuse hope and strength.
What most people don’t know is that Kesha was actually the perpetrator of abuse towards men, while it’s important to not dismiss Kesha’s claims of abuse and sexual assault that she alleges to be victim to, it’s just as vitally important to not let the perpetrator of abuse get off the hook for their own shortcomings.
These claims come after an interview between Kesha and Rolling Stone Magazine recently resurfaced online. During this interview Kesha, herself, admitted that she had subjected men who accompanied her on her tour, to abuse and sexual humiliation.
Rolling Stone Magazine asked Kesha about her recent memoir that she had been published and asked if there was anything her lawyers had made her take out of her memoir, this was her response:
Yeah, I had to leave out the photos I collected while I was on tour for the past 18 months. Whenever a man came onto my bus, he had to drop trou (trousers), and I took a Polaroid of him, just to emasculate him and make sure he knew he was in the vagina jungle. That’s what I call my bus. Some of the guys were wearing man-panties — but even if they were free-balling, there were no exceptions; they had to pose for a photo. I tried, I really tried to use these photos in my book. But I think it’s illegal, technically.
For those who see this as just an innocent bit of fun, let’s for a second turn this on its head and reverse gender roles:
Yeah, I had to leave out the photos I collected while I was on tour for the past 18 months. Whenever a woman came onto my bus, she had to drop her pants, and I took a Polaroid of her, just humiliate her and make sure she knew she was in the penis jungle. That’s what I call my bus. Some of the girls were wearing thongs — but even if they were free lippin’, there were no exceptions; they had to pose for a photo. I tried, I really tried to use these photos in my book. But I think it’s illegal, technically.
Kesha’s behaviour was totally unacceptable, as previously stated, it doesn’t detract from or make her claims of abuse, that she was subjected to, any less serious, however, does this mean that Kesha shouldn’t be held to account for her own self confessed abuse towards men.
Nobody male or female should be subjected to abuse whether physical, emotional or sexual. Praying may still be the battle cry song for the ‘me too’ movement but let’s not exalt someone as a spokesperson for the me too movement, who has subjected men towards the abuse she claims to be against.
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