Tweeps support NYC mayor after video of him jamming to R Kelly song goes viral
From "Why did the church play the song in the first place?" to "The issue here is the church playing Kelly's song". These are some of the sentiments shared by people who showed their support for New York City (NYC) mayor Bill de Blasio.
This was in response to a tweet in which a video of De Blasio dancing to R. Kelly's I believe I can fly was posted.
The video was captured and posted by Courtney Gross who is a reporter at NY1 News as she was attending the same church service as De Blasio in South Carolina on Sunday.
While Gross questioned if the mayor knew who sings the song he danced to, Tweeps took the mayor's side, saying he had no control of what songs get played and instead blamed the church for playing Kelly's music.
Here are some of the reactions:
i’m more offended that the church is singing it than by him for going along with it— michael jackson’s red shirt (@Naja_Hough) March 11, 2019
How could they play that song. Churches are always so up to date with times.— Jotnar (@Jotnar4) March 12, 2019
!!! he was following along with the crowd who was wrong to begin with— michael jackson’s red shirt (@Naja_Hough) March 11, 2019
The bigger issue is the church shouldn't be playing this. He's just going with the flow like every other awkward white politician in a black church....— Sealy (@SEALy92) March 11, 2019
R. Kelly, who is out on $100,000 bail, is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault.