R. Kelly's #AskRKelly publicity stunt unsurprisingly backfires

The PR move, meant to promote "Black Panties," instead turned the alleged sex offender into a joke

Published December 11, 2013 8:54PM (EST)

R. Kelly, the prurient R&B singer who somehow maintains a career despite repeated run-ins with the law over child pornography allegations, invited trouble for himself on Tuesday when he asked Twitter followers this:

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Twitter users swiftly responded in kind:

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The responses surprised no one, except perhaps for R. Kelly and his PR team:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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