Cara Delevingne Loses 50,000 Followers After ‘Saying Something Real’ On Instagram

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It’s not unusual for celebrities to do, or say something, which upsets a portion of their following, and this time, it’s Cara Delevingne’s turn.

The model, who’s also starred in numerous films, including 2016’s Suicide Squad, recently revealed she’s lost a whopping 50,000 followers on Instagram.

I mean, she’s still got 41.2m followers at the time of writing, so it’s not as if she needs to be worrying about whether her time in the spotlight has come to end…

This time, it’s not for something she’s done per se, it’s about something she’s said, and more importantly, who she’s said it about.

Two days ago (January 10), Cara took to Instagram to say she’d finished watching the Lifetime documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, and was left feeling ‘shocked’ and ‘outraged’.

Her post read:

I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on. My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families.

This man is a predator that feeds of power and in my opinion is far worse than Harvey Weinstein and needs to be held accountable. I am not trying to compare the two, my point is, Harvey is being investigated and R Kelly is not.

We have ourselves to blame in this situation, I knew of the allegations but failed to try and understand the severity of the situation. I still continued to listen to his music. Stop separating art from the artist, just because he sings like an angel, doesn’t mean he is one.

She concluded her post by saying:

I still want to applaud @johnlegend @keke @vincestaples @chancetherapper @jadapinkettsmith @ladygaga for continuing the conversation.

I really hope that more musicians stand up against this monster #MuteRKelly #MeToo #blackgirlslivesmatter

R. Kelly has been at the centre of sexual abuse allegations for more than two decades, which were explored in the six-part documentary.

Each hour-long episode featured interviews with Kelly’s critics, including founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, and singer John Legend, as well as testimonials from women who accuse the singer of abuse; one of which was ex-wife Andrea Lee.

However, Cara was clearly unfazed by the amount who decided to stop following her, and posted a little response for the ‘backward’ social media users:

This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly

Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers.

The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards.

In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with. I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness.

Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly

R. Kelly is yet to return to social media since the Lifetime documentary aired, but his lawyer issued a statement prior to the documentary’s release threatening legal action.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30). Alternatively you can contact Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111.

Male Survivors Partnership is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. You can contact the organisation on its website or on its helpline – 0808 800 5005.


Anne-Marie Bojan

Anne-Marie Bojan

A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it's animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.