Singer Kelly Rowland on Cancel Culture: ‘I’m So Glad God Never Canceled Me’
By Cooper Dowd, Contributing Writer
Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Rowland attacked cancel culture via Instagram, claiming it encourages negative entitlement and does not spread love or kindness.
She commented that God is the ultimate authority and that human beings should not have the same power.
“In this ‘cancel culture’ we live in, I am SO grateful God NEVER canceled me, and I’m sure he could’ve many-a-times!” Rowlan said. “Let us TRY to remember NOT to judge others. We HONESTLY don’t have the space nor authority too! Let us remember to lead with love & kindness, the world has enough negativity, for you to pour more into it!”
The 39-year-old music artist’s message of extending kindness is not just a mantra. However, she showcased these values when she reunited with and then forgave her estranged father.
Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland felt the Holy Spirit prod her upon meeting with her estranged father after 30 years.
“I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, listen,” Rowland said on Instagram. “I listened to [my dad], I was nervous to trust him, nervous to forgive him, nervous to love him nervous about it all. And the truth is, I already loved him.”
Rowland posted about the reunion on Father’s Day.
“I have come to know SO much about myself, my family history, and even where my love of music & voice have come from! I Love you Daddy, and love being your little girl…even at 39! Lol,” added Rowland.
The Hillsong channel’s new TV show NOW WITH NATALIE recently featured Rowland’s testimony. The six-part series hosted by wardrobe stylist Natalie Manuel Lee, highlights sit-downs with Christian celebrities to talk about their faith and struggles.
Rowland said more of her peers should be honest and not content with identifying their lives “through accolades, awards and the devoted attention of fans,” because life is about more than those things.
She admitted that she struggled with a similar identity crisis in her Christian faith, but that faith also carried her through difficult seasons.
“I was constantly wondering why am I here,” Rowland admitted. “I would always ask God: ‘Why do I have to go through this part and why is it so painful? Why is it so stressful and why can’t I sleep at night? And why is there a lack of peace, and why is there one thing coming after another?'”
“I was in a really dark spot. I didn’t like the place where I was…” Rowland added. “It just felt like for a second I was going to drown.”
Rowland is not the only celebrity to speak out against cancel culture. Actor Tim Allen and comedian Jeff Foxworthy both expressed their concerns about cancel culture in relation to entertainment.
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