Thoughts

R.Kelly…Genuine?

CBS THIS MORNING
CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King sat down with R&B singer R. Kelly Tuesday in Chicago for his first television interview since he was arrested on 10 sexual abuse charges. The interview aired Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, on CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) on the CBS Television Network. Photo Credit: CBS/Lazarus Jean-Baptiste ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

So by now most of us have seen the interview with R. Kelly vehemently denying any wrongdoing. He exclaims that he is ‘fighting for his life’ and that we are ‘killing him.’ He jumps out of his seat and prostrates his hands aggressively seemingly to get his point across. All while Gayle King watches passively and seemingly unbothered by his antics.

Now if you have any experience with an abusive man, then you may notice the tell-tale signs in his anger. He has to get up and throw his hands about. Pacing aggressively. It reflects a lack of self-control that can turn deadly when turned on someone else. It would seem his attempt to clear himself of wrong-doing only cemented the picture told of him. His body language and behavior all point to an abuser.

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His tears are fake, without question. Dealing with a repetitive cheater in the past, I know those tears all too well. The tears used to attempt to make him seem genuine. To help sway you to empathize and sympathize with the person. If they came without all the aggression I would think otherwise, however, his aggression makes me believe they are a part of the show. Now when we haven’t done anything wrong we can get angry, don’t get me wrong. But there is a fine line in that expression of anger between warranted and going too far. Kelly went too far.

Every person deserves their chance to clear their name and he knows the truth of what he has or has not done. I just hope that if he is truly guilty as his body language and behavior would seem to point to, that he just owns up to what he has done. It is not okay and he must recognize that.

 

©JustTalkingShep 2019

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