Sex Traffickers, Kidnappers, Rapists and Child Predators have 5 million listeners on SpoDify...

FAUlty Gator

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...without complaints or issues...and that's just R. Kelly. Throw in Gary Glitter, Farrakhan, Cannon and Cosby and we are talking a whole lotta "misinformation" and bad stuff being done.
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The platform is currently hosting a slew of convicted criminals, sex offenders and otherwise disgraced artists with iconic or culturally important bodies of work.

R&B legend R. Kelly remains on the platform and rakes in close to 5 million listeners a month. His hits include the ubiquitous "Ignition (Remix)" and "I Believe I Can Fly" from the soundtrack of the film Space Jam.

In this June 6, 2019 file photo, musician R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court building after pleading not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges in Chicago. A U.S. Attorneys office spokesman says Kelly was arrested Thursday night, July (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
The artist was found guilty in 2021 of sex trafficking, racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping and more.

Famed glam rocker and convicted pedophile Gary Glitter is responsible for a slew of classic hits, most notably "Rock and Roll Part II," a seminal sports tune.

Glitter was convicted of downloading child pornography in 1999. His career ruined, he fled to Vietnam. In 2006, he was arrested and convicted of raping local underage girls in his luxury home.

Finally, in 2015, Glitter was convicted for further sex crimes in his native England. He was convicted of rape, indecent assault and sex with a girl under the age of 13.

"Rock and Roll Part II" remains on Spotify, along with the majority of Glitter's work.

Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s. Despite being a convicted pedophile, his music remains on Spotify.
Louis Farrakhan is the founder of the Nation of Islam, a militant black supremacist and nationalist group that formed in the 1930s.

Farrakhan, who has ties to several high-profile Democrats, has blamed Jews for, among other things, the slave trade, Jim Crow and black oppression in general. During a speech in Chicago in 1996, Farrakhan denounced Jews as "the synagogue of Satan."

"You are wicked deceivers of the American people," he said at the time. "You have sucked their blood. You are not real Jews, those of that are not real Jews. You are the synagogue of Satan, and you have wrapped your tentacles around the U.S. government, and you are deceiving and sending the nation to hell."

"Farrakhan Speaks," the minister's podcast, remains available for streaming on Spotify. His artist page also offers a slew of classical violin played by Farrakhan.

Nick Cannon, musical artist and presenter of The Masked Singer on Fox, faced intense backlash and scrutiny after airing an episode of his podcast, "Cannon's Class," featuring rapper Prof. Griff.

Grand Marshall Nick Cannon at the 28th Annual Harlem Holiday Lights Parade on West 125th Street on November 16, 2021 in New York City. (Debra L.Rothenberg/Getty Images)
On the show, Cannon claimed there was truth to many conspiracy theories about Jewish people and posited that White people were less human than those with darker skin tones. He also accused Jewish communities of stealing Judaism from Black culture.

The 39-year-old TV personality was briefly fired by ViacomCBS in 2020 over the remarks.

Cannon's music remains available on Spotify.

Bill Cosby, formerly beloved comedian and host of the classic television program "Kids Say the Darnedest Things," remains on the platform as well.

Cosby, who was once beloved as "America’s Dad," was convicted of drugging and molesting a Temple University employee at his suburban estate.

Bill Cosby arrives for sentencing for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
The former "Cosby Show" star was charged in late 2015, when a prosecutor armed with newly unsealed evidence — Cosby’s damaging deposition from her lawsuit — ordered his arrest just days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired.

Prosecutors said Cosby repeatedly used his fame and "family man" persona to manipulate young women, holding himself out as a mentor before betraying them.

Cosby's conviction was later overturned. His body of comedy specials and albums are still available on Spotify.

 

hexumhawk

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Hypocrisy of the democratic party 101.

The cancel tree has hit their last branch- racist. If that doesn't work then they don't have anything left.
 
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Let them all stay. Let people decide if they want to listen.

If they're not on Spotify, they'll be somewhere else.

Imagine a world where you had to be in lockstep with an entertainers values and beliefs before you could hear their music? Yuck.
 

OILCHECKER

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What's the issue? Its ultimately up to Spotify to decide who they want or don't want on their platform.
 

FAUlty Gator

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it's like YS wrote the story himself full of false equivalencies as far as the eye can see.
Of course. Or...or...it just points how how the left gets caught up in the "poutrage of the day" and "takes stands" on things while looking away from shit way more egregious. Neil Young, Indie Arie and the rest are OK with anti-semitism, racism and pedophilia, obviously. I mean...none of that was bad enough for them to "Not share a platform with". He was OK with adults pissing on children and calling Jews "less than human" by other Spotifiers. But having a guest on that might want to debate the efficacy of masks and vaccines? That's a bridge too far for hem, apparently.

Do, I think any of them should be de-platformed? No. Do I think Neil Young and other who have overlooked all of this shit while trying to get Rogan de-platformed are ass hole, idiot, hypocrites? Yes. And that's my right as well. Just as it is your right to be wrong about all the stuff you opine on.
 

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Of course. Or...or...it just points how how the left gets caught up in the "poutrage of the day" and "takes stands" on things while looking away from shit way more egregious. Neil Young, Indie Arie and the rest are OK with anti-semitism, racism and pedophilia, obviously. I mean...none of that was bad enough for them to "Not share a platform with". He was OK with adults pissing on children and calling Jews "less than human" by other Spotifiers. But having a guest on that might want to debate the efficacy of masks and vaccines? That's a bridge too far for hem, apparently.

Do, I think any of them should be de-platformed? No. Do I think Neil Young and other who have overlooked all of this shit while trying to get Rogan de-platformed are ass hole, idiot, hypocrites? Yes. And that's my right as well. Just as it is your right to be wrong about all the stuff you opine on.
LOL so fragile.
 
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FAUlty Gator

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What's the issue? Its ultimately up to Spotify to decide who they want or don't want on their platform.
There is no issue. Just pointing out that all of these stars who don't want to share a platform with open minded people who discuss many different topics, were completely fine with sharing the platform with racists, rapists and pedophiles up to that point.
 
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Do you think the objection to Rogan would be the same if The platform only hosted his stand-up or are you able to discern the nuanced difference here. (This is AM- radio level false equivalency….golf clap)
 

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Of course. Or...or...it just points how how the left gets caught up in the "poutrage of the day" and "takes stands" on things while looking away from shit way more egregious. Neil Young, Indie Arie and the rest are OK with anti-semitism, racism and pedophilia, obviously. I mean...none of that was bad enough for them to "Not share a platform with". He was OK with adults pissing on children and calling Jews "less than human" by other Spotifiers. But having a guest on that might want to debate the efficacy of masks and vaccines? That's a bridge too far for hem, apparently.

Do, I think any of them should be de-platformed? No. Do I think Neil Young and other who have overlooked all of this shit while trying to get Rogan de-platformed are ass hole, idiot, hypocrites? Yes. And that's my right as well. Just as it is your right to be wrong about all the stuff you opine on.
Ok...is R. Kelly on Spotify spouting misinformation about any of the issues you listed? Does he give pedophiles or sex offenders free reign on a podcast to broadcast their views?

Explain - EXACTLY - what R. Kelly's says or does on Spotify that would warrant his removal? TIA

BTW...Rogan's guests are lying about the efficacy of masks and vaccines. That's not a "debate" no matter how much you wish it.
 

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Ok...is R. Kelly on Spotify spouting misinformation about any of the issues you listed? Does he give pedophiles or sex offenders free reign on a podcast to broadcast their views?
Is that worse than rape and pedophilia? I mean, most of the people now are taking issue with him saying the n-word years ago. What does that have to do with what you're talking about? Nothing. And again, as bad as it is, not worse than rape, sex trafficking or pedophilia. So, if you take issues with the N-word being said a decade ago, you probably should have been upset with anti-Semitism and the de-humanizing of the Jews last week.

Proving my point. It's simply the "poutrage of the day". They don't give a shit about any of this nonsense. If they did, they would have pulled this shit a long time ago.
 

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Is that worse than rape and pedophilia? I mean, most of the people now are taking issue with him saying the n-word years ago. What does that have to do with what you're talking about? Nothing. And again, as bad as it is, not worse than rape, sex trafficking or pedophilia. So, if you take issues with the N-word being said a decade ago, you probably should have been upset with anti-Semitism and the de-humanizing of the Jews last week.

Proving my point. It's simply the "poutrage of the day". They don't give a shit about any of this nonsense. If they did, they would have pulled this shit a long time ago.
As everybody else has pointed out this is like peak YS bull crap false equivalency.

Like none of that stuff you've mentioned or the article that looks like you wrote mention is being promoted by those artists in their music. Some like to separate the artist from the person. Same reason I can listen to kid rock music. Now, if you want to chose not listen to them for their personal life stuff, that's fair and a lot of people do that.

Now, Joe Rogan is actively promoting misinformation that can lead to death on his podcast on the platform. This isn't something he said offline and then his podcast is about the yankees. Nope not here.

Do you get this difference? My guess is probably not
 
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