The announcement comes after Kelly was slated to perform in New Zealand late a year ago, however, Kelly later came out saying the announcement was "fake".
The change.org petition, titled "Ban R. Kelly from entering New Zealand", said, "R. Kelly has announced a tour with a stop in Auckland at Trusts Arena and we believe that due to his multiple charges of sexual misconduct, child pornography and abuse against women involving underage girls, he should not have a visa granted to enter our country". New Zealand | Sri Lanka see y'all soon! "There are strong provisions under the Act to refuse or cancel a visa where a person is found not to be of good character", the spokesperson said.
R. Kelly's plans to tour Australia may have already hit a snag.
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In spite of literally everything else going on in his life right now, R. Kelly apparently still has the absolute nerve to not only try and announce an upcoming tour, but an upcoming tour of Australia to boot. "For any reason. At all", another user expressed.
Lifetime's documentary series Surviving R Kelly last month drew even more attention to the allegations, and his record label reportedly dropped him. The company did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.
In January, promoters planning R. Kelly's tour in Australia and New Zealand claimed they pulled out of talks with his management team in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against the singer that resurfaced after Surviving R. Kelly debuted.
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