Celebrities and Fans Stand with Kesha after Court Won’t Void Her Contract with Producer Rapist Dr. LukeLeave a comment
2016-02-21 by Call Me Sunshine
Following a court ruling on Friday, celebrities have been speaking out and showing support for the pop singer Kesha.
Justice Shirley Kornreich for the Manhattan Supreme Court denied Kesha’s request for a temporary injuction that would abolish her exclusive Sony record contract with music producer Dr. Luke, who Kesha claims emotionally, sexually and physically abused her during their 10-year working relationship.
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) February 19, 2016
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) February 20, 2016
Apparently we live in a world where rape is not a big deal? We should all be disgusted with that ruling. Women are not protected! #FreeKesha
— Dallas Smith (@dallassmith) February 20, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) February 20, 2016
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) February 19, 2016
the fact that kesha has to choose to either freely make music or avoid the person who abused her is outrageous and degrading #freekesha
— bea (@BeaMiller) February 19, 2016
really disappointing to hear about this kesha case. no one should be denied freedom from their abuser, nor freedom of their creativity.
— ac (@alessiacara) February 19, 2016
There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 19, 2016
Among celebrities, a Change.org petition was also created, calling for a boycott of Sony products and music. At the time of writing the petition had more than 126,000 signatures.
Additionally, Kenneth Harris, a guitarist for the band Panic at The Disco claims that people were attacking him on social media for following Dr. Luke on Twitter.
I have unfollowed Dr. Luke everyone chill out. Also have a little class and maybe don’t launch your attacks on a picture of my child.
— Kenneth Harris (@kennethaharris) February 20, 2016
And other are upset that more people who have worked with Dr. Luke aren’t speaking out.
So bummed by all the artist who have worked with Dr. Luke who aren’t saying ANYTHING about #freekesha
— Brendan Lukens (@brenbrennnn) February 20, 2016