Katy Perry and other public figures accused of sexual misconduct
Several singers have just been accused
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It seems that the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up has brought with it a wave of fresh sexual misconduct allegations against some prominent and powerful figures. While it’s true that the current atmosphere may make victims feel more comfortable in sharing their experiences, it’s also true that these acts of sexual misconduct and abuse have been going on for many, many years. The difference is that, now, people are paying attention.
There’s a certain difficulty and a specific kind of shock that comes from learning about the acts of (and allegations against) celebrities that we have come to know and love over the years. From those who grew up with ‘The Cosby Show,’ to people who can’t help but dance when R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’ comes on, these public figures have not only abused their power but have permanently stained the content their audiences love.
Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new allegation every day, and the public is learning how to deal with figures accused of sexual crimes, whether that is boycotting their work or making an example out of them.
Whether every single allegation is punishable or not, the media is also playing a huge part in creating a dialogue about these very persistent problems. By putting these stories in the spotlight, a discussion can be had about the power structures that enable these patterns, the faults our society has had in the past in dealing with them, and the steps we can take to do better.
The latest of these accusations fall against two singers coming from very different genres. Katy Perry has just been accused of sexual misconduct by her costar from the 'Teenage Dream' music video, actor-model Josh Kloss, in an Instagram post. The second singer to be recently accused is the world-renowned opera star, Placido Domingo. According to an Associated Press piece, the singer has been allegedly sexually harassing women in the industry for years, with several saying that they felt their careers were affected by their refusal.
But unfortunately these charges are neither the first nor the worst. Click through to see the defamed faces who have been accused of sexual misconduct, and to learn more about the most recent accusations.
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