R. Kelly and the Ethics of Cultural Consumption

We discuss the recent R. Kelly documentary detailing the artists’ sexual predation towards minors. They discuss the ethics of consuming art created by those who one believes to be a sexual predator.


Corey Fields an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He wrote Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans (University of California Press).

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine(2017 University of Minnesota Press).

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