Following a court ruling on Friday, celebrities have been speaking out and showing support for the pop singer Kesha.
Justice Shirley Kornreich for the Manhattan Supreme Court denied Kesha’s request for a temporary injuction that would abolish her exclusive Sony record contract with music producer Dr. Luke, who Kesha claims emotionally, sexually and physically abused her during their 10-year working relationship.
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) February 19, 2016
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) February 20, 2016
Apparently we live in a world where rape is not a big deal? We should all be disgusted with that ruling. Women are not protected! #FreeKesha
— Dallas Smith (@dallassmith) February 20, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) February 20, 2016
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) February 19, 2016
the fact that kesha has to choose to either freely make music or avoid the person who abused her is outrageous and degrading #freekesha
— bea (@BeaMiller) February 19, 2016
really disappointing to hear about this kesha case. no one should be denied freedom from their abuser, nor freedom of their creativity.
— ac (@alessiacara) February 19, 2016
There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 19, 2016
Among celebrities, a Change.org petition was also created, calling for a boycott of Sony products and music. At the time of writing the petition had more than 126,000 signatures.
Additionally, Kenneth Harris, a guitarist for the band Panic at The Disco claims that people were attacking him on social media for following Dr. Luke on Twitter.
I have unfollowed Dr. Luke everyone chill out. Also have a little class and maybe don’t launch your attacks on a picture of my child.
— Kenneth Harris (@kennethaharris) February 20, 2016
And other are upset that more people who have worked with Dr. Luke aren’t speaking out.