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Petition started to ban R. Kelly from New Zealand ahead of world tour

An online petition has been started to ban US singer R. Kelly from coming to New Zealand as part of his world tour.

It comes after the 52-year-old announced his The King of R&B tour, which included a stop in Auckland's Trust Arena.

The change.org petition, titled "Ban R. Kelly from entering New Zealand", said, "R. Kelly has announced a tour with a stop in Auckland at Trusts Arena and we believe that due to his multiple charges of sexual misconduct, child pornography and abuse against women involving underage girls, he should not have a visa granted to enter our country.

"The Department of Immigration should not grant him a visa and Flamingo Dreamz should cease to promote him."

Kelly was recently made the subject of a six-part documentary series accusing the singer of sexual abuse and misconduct towards young women.

The petition is hoping to receive 2500 signatures. As of 6pm today, 1750 people had signed the petition.

A tweet from Kelly's Twitter account about touring New Zealand has been deleted.

Singer R Kelly. Source: Bang Showbiz


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