Michael Eric Dyson of the Chicago Sun Times shared his thoughts on the R. Kelly underaged sex charges saying “If the allegations are true, it would certainly be sad, even tragic.” Dyson added, “I’m not a prude. I believe in the edifying function of sexual liberties, including those that transgress societal norms about what’s pure or proper. But it is crucial that all parties involved know what they’re doing and give their full consent. That usually means someone in charge of their faculties and fully aware of the consequences of their behavior. While it’s not impossible for that to be the case with teenagers, it’s hardly likely.” Suntimes.com has since removed the article.