Cara Delevingne has revealed that she lost more than 50,000 followers after speaking out against R Kelly.
The model shared her opinions with her Instagram followers after she watched Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly, later revealing that some had chosen to unfollow her because of her statement.
Kelly has not been charged with any offence in relation to the accusations in the documentary and denies any wrongdoing.
After finishing the short series, Delevingne wrote: “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. […] 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.”
Delevingne then thanked stars including John Legend, Lady Gaga and Jada Pinkett Smith for standing up and “continuing the conversation”.
On Friday, Delevingne returned to the social media platform to announce that she had seen her follower count plummet overnight because she “said something real”.
Alongside a snap of her making a surprised face, the star wrote: “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.”