Outrage At Janet Jackson: Double Standard?

Najee Ali, the executive director of The Project Islamic Hope Concern, spoke with Bill O’Reilly on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ on Thursday (February 5) to discuss his disgust with Janet Jackson being reportedly booted from the Grammy Awards, while someone like R. Kelly, who is up for awards and is facing child sex charges, is being allowed to attend. Ali said, “We feel it’s very hypocritical that someone like R. Kelly, someone who should be in jail, someone who is facing almost two dozen counts and charges for sexual abuse, sexual molestation of a minor, and possessing child pornography is allowed to be at the Grammys, but someone like Janet Jackson, who has committed no crime, all of a sudden has been disinvited from the Grammys.” O’Reilly argued, “There’s always a bit of punishment after you do something wrong, even if you do apologize. And this seems to be in context inappropriate. If I were CBS and she did to me what she did to CBS, I certainly would say you’re not welcome on the Grammy broadcast as a punishment for what you did to us during the Superbowl.” Check out the interview transcript here.

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