Funny and super petty R. Kelly and Michael Jackson memes

Michael Jackson cover photo for the album “Bad,” circa 1987

As soon as embattled singer R. Kelly bolted out of his chair and started punching the air during a dramatic, sob-filled tirade in his compelling TV interview with “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King, he lost out on trying to convince viewers of his innocence, or so say social media users who saw the program.

While Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, may have believed he is his own best spokesperson, some Twitter users characterized the singer’s decision to do the interview as disastrous and wondered, like in the meme above, why he agreed to the interview. It quickly turned into an embarrassing spectacle with Kelly standing, shouting, gesticulating wildly and accusing people of “assassinating” him.

Other social media respondents said the “Bump n’ Grind” hitmaker’s spontaneous eruption made him look a frightened animal who can sense the end is near.

The interview, which aired Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, spawned a new round of mocking memes about R. Kelly’s felony sexual abuse case, including this one from former NBA star and frequent Twitter troller Gilbert Arenas.

One user summed up the sentiments of many when he compared one of Kelly’s outbursts to Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning portrayal of disgraced cop Alonzo Harris, who roared at his adversaries during the final moments of his life:

Michael Jackson did not escape unscathed this past week either. Sunday’s airing of the bombshell “Leaving Neverland” documentary intensified the scrutiny of the late singer’s alleged predilection for sexually abusing teen and pre-teen boys. Some reporters who attended the Sundance Film Festival premiere of the two-part docuseries said it stained the “Billie Jean” hitmaker permanently in the eyes of former admirers.

We’ve collected some of the funniest — and pettiest memes — on the internet mocking Kelly and Jackson, starting with “The Breakfast Club” morning radio show making Kelly the “Donkey of the Day.”

Click here to see that one and more.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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