Kelly Rowland took to IG to share a few words of wisdom with her fans this week. The singer talked about cancel culture and the importance of being kind to one another. On Friday, Rowland criticized cancel culture and asked her followers to evaluate why they are canceling people and what good it is ultimately doing them. She also offered fans an idea of how they, as individuals can make the world a less negative place to live in, especially with 2020 being a complete mess.
“In this ‘cancel culture’ we live in,” opened the heartwarming statement. “I am SO grateful God NEVER canceled me, And I’m sure he could’ve many-a-times!” wrote the “Motivation” singer. “Let us TRY to remember NOT to judge others. We HONESTLY don’t have the space nor authority too!” The mom of one closed her statement with a suggestion for her fans. “Let us remember to lead With love & kindness, the world has enough negativity, for you to pour more into it!”
The 39-year-old hashtagged #STOPTRYINTOBEGOD. She then engaged her followers and encouraged a dialogue by asking, “So what light are you bringing into the world? Please share it with me in the comments below.” The singer added another comment to confirm she wasn’t sending any subliminal messages or shade and reassuring her fans that there was nothing to decipher here. She explained she was not “not speaking to anything specific” but rather just noticed that “it’s just happening left and right!”
Rowland is not the first celeb to take on the topic of cancel culture in the past actors like Jada Pinkett-Smith and husband Will Smith had a candid discussion on the topic during an episode of her show “Red Table Talk”. Also, Actress Jameela Jamil, who spoke about the repercussions of cancel culture on her social media pages. Many celebs have been canceled for past behaviors that are floating to the surface now like Jimmy Fallon for his blackface “Saturday Night Live” sketch, and singer Doja Cat for her frequent use of Alt-Right message boards.
Rowland received support from a few fellow celebrities like singer Miguel who wrote, “This is the way thank you sis !” Actress and director Lena Waithe showed support by writing “This. Is. A. Word” and Kardashian family bestie and sometimes assistant Malika Haqq showed support as well “A VERY STRONG WORD!”. Unfortunately, chances of cancel culture dissipating are slim to none in this current cultural climate. Luckily, there are activists out there like Tamika D. Mallory spreading the word about how dangerous cancel culture can be. “Cancel culture is a little dangerous. It definitely is because none of us are perfect.”