Kesha Fans Planning To Boycott Billboard Music Awards Following Canceled Performance
Not really sure how this is going to help Kesha‘s case against Dr. Luke in the long run, but here you go: Kesha fans and supporters are being urged to boycott this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards following the cancellation of the singer’s previously-announced appearance.
TMZ had reported earlier in the week that Kesha was planning to address her ongoing legal case against Luke in some manner during her performance.
Kesha let her followers know this week on Instagram that she was to sing a cover of Bob Dylan‘s 1964 hit “It Ain’t Me Babe” during a tribute to the rock legend at the awards show, yet she added that she was “very sad and sorry to say I won’t be allowed to do this. I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke.”
In turn, Care2 and Michael Eisele, author of the #FreeKesha petition and organizer of three previous 2016 Kesha-related protests, are also conducting a “Twitterstorm” urging celebrities who are attending the BBMAs to speak out and support Kesha during the show, per a press release.
“Myself and other Kesha supporters are boycotting the Billboard Music Awards unless Dr. Luke allows her to perform,” Eisele told Care2. “It’s absolutely ridiculous how he continues to ignore the public outcry over his denial of Kesha’s creative freedom. Myself and the 230,600 people who have signed the Care2 petition to free Kesha will continue to fight back against Dr. Luke’s cruel and sexist suppression.”
The nasty saga continues.