Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. voiced his opinion on how he feels R. Kelly’s woes are no reflect on him. Pitts said, “My cousin Anthony and I have been having a debate about this. He wonders if there hasn’t been something unfair in the media’s coverage of the case. He’s concerned that Kelly’s woes make us look bad in the eyes of the nation. The ‘us’ in question, you will not be surprised to hear, is African Americans, men in particular.” Seattletimes.nwsource.com has since removed the article.