Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun Times gave her thoughts following the arrest of R. Kelly on child porn charges and the misguided thoughts of some people who are defending him. “Some of the people who defend Kelly despite evidence that he has engaged in behavior that shows he is attracted to underage girls (he married Aaliyah when she was just 15),” she explains. “Are the same people who believe they are defending black culture when they stand by a black celebrity in the face of unpleasant charges. Nothing is further from the truth. The lascivious conduct that is rampant in some of our communities is not only an attack on African-American culture, but American culture as well.” Suntimes.com has since removed the article.