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** A jury full of R. Kelly fans are easily convinced that the trial was all about racism against the defendant. Never mind that there's a lot of damning evidence against R. Kelly.

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** A jury full of R. Kelly fans are easily convinced that the trial was all about racism against the defendant. Never mind that there's a lot of damning evidence against R. Kelly.Kelly or the victim in question is underaged.


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* IronicEcho: Riley tells Robert before the trial that if he was the girl that R. Kelly allegedly urinated on, he would have escaped before it happened. When interviewed on the news, he asks the audience if they were in the same position as the girl, would they choose to either "smile and beg for more" or "get the hell of the way". During the trial, the recorded video shows the "victim" never resisting or fighting back during the deed. In fact, she casually, clearly, enjoyed it. When the very same girl takes the stand, she outright says if she didn't like what R. Kelly was doing to her, she would have chosen to get out of the way, exactly what Riley said.


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* TemptingFate: Tom believes that he can convict R. Kelly, regardless of the star's status. As Huey warned, that's not the case due to bias.





* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's (white) lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's (white) lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.jury.
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* TheBadGuyWins: Huey's big speech changes nothing. R. Kelly is acquitted despite overwhelming evidence for his guilt, and his fans celebrate. Huey says in the ending narration: "I did battle with ignorance today... and ignorance won."



* DownerEnding: Huey's big speech changes nothing. R. Kelly is acquitted despite overwhelming evidence for his guilt, and his fans celebrate. Huey says in the ending narration: "I did battle with ignorance today... and ignorance won."


* ChewbaccaDefense: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.[[note]]The defending attorney is white, making this even weirder.[[/note]]

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* ChewbaccaDefense: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, society just because it was okay to sleep with underage people in the past, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.[[note]]The defending attorney is white, making this even weirder.[[/note]]


* AmoralAttorney: R. Kelly's defense attorney.

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* AmoralAttorney: R. Kelly's defense attorney.attorney gets his client acquitted of urinating on a 14-year-old girl regardless of how obvious it is that his client is guilty.



* ChewbaccaDefense / InsaneTrollLogic: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.[[note]]The defending attorney is white, making this even weirder.[[/note]]

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* ChewbaccaDefense / InsaneTrollLogic: ChewbaccaDefense: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.[[note]]The defending attorney is white, making this even weirder.[[/note]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Huey gives one to the entire courtroom.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Huey gives one to chews out the entire courtroom.courtroom for defending R. Kelly's actions just because they like his music.


* DownerEnding: Huey's big speech changes nothing. R. Kelly is acquitted despite overwhelming evidence for his guilt, and his fans celebrate. Hueys says in the ending narration: "I did battle with ignorance today... and ignorance won."

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* DownerEnding: Huey's big speech changes nothing. R. Kelly is acquitted despite overwhelming evidence for his guilt, and his fans celebrate. Hueys Huey says in the ending narration: "I did battle with ignorance today... and ignorance won."

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* DownerEnding: Huey's big speech changes nothing. R. Kelly is acquitted despite overwhelming evidence for his guilt, and his fans celebrate. Hueys says in the ending narration: "I did battle with ignorance today... and ignorance won."


* ScrewTheRulesImFamous: Despite the huge amount of evidence against R. Kelly, he was still acquitted. Didn't help that he jury consisted of some of his fans.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/AdamWest as the defense attorney who represents R. Kelly.

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* ScrewTheRulesImFamous: Despite the huge amount of evidence against R. Kelly, he was still acquitted. Didn't It didn't help that he the jury consisted of some of his fans.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/AdamWest as the unnamed defense attorney who represents R. Kelly.

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* ScrewTheRulesImFamous: Despite the huge amount of evidence against R. Kelly, he was still acquitted. Didn't help that he jury consisted of some of his fans.


* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's (white) lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.


* TallPoppySyndrome: A female R. Kelly supporter derided the anti-Kelly protesters, who are prominent black intellectuals, as "uppity niggas" for having the temerity for not supporting a singer accused of urinating on a 14-year-old girl, and because they were stressing the importance of reading.

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* TallPoppySyndrome: A female R. Kelly supporter derided the anti-Kelly protesters, who are prominent black intellectuals, as [[CategoryTraitor "uppity niggas" niggas"]] for [[InsaneTrollLogic having the temerity for to not supporting support a singer accused of urinating on a 14-year-old girl, girl,]] and because they were [[PersecutedIntellectuals stressing the importance of reading.]]


* ChewbaccaDefense / InsaneTrollLogic: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.

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* ChewbaccaDefense / InsaneTrollLogic: Kelly's attorney uses a defense strategy that's hardly relevant to the actual subject matter of the trial, such as claiming that illegal sexual contact with a minor is somehow still acceptable for modern society, or chastising the prosecutor for not being married to a woman of the same race as him.[[note]]The defending attorney is white, making this even weirder.[[/note]]



** Uncle Ruckus claims to have served on a mostly white jury, where he convicted a blind black man of shooting three white women. (Though if this story was true, then how did the black Ruckus get around the segregation? Even if he does hate other black people, he still probably would've been barred from jury duty due to race.)

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** Uncle Ruckus claims to have served on a mostly white jury, where he convicted a blind black man of shooting three white women. (Though if this story was true, then how did the black Ruckus get around the segregation? Even if he does hate other black people, he still probably would've been barred from jury duty due to race.)

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* CourtroomEpisode: This is a satirical version of the real trial of R. Kelly.


* AnAesop: The bad actions of some people just can't be excused or ignored.

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* AnAesop: The bad actions of some people -- famous or not -- just can't be excused or ignored.



** Uncle Ruckus claims to have served on a mostly white jury, where he convicted a blind black man of shooting 3 white women. (Though if this story was true, then how did the black Ruckus get around the segregation? Even if he does hate other black people, he still probably would've been barred from jury duty.)

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** Uncle Ruckus claims to have served on a mostly white jury, where he convicted a blind black man of shooting 3 three white women. (Though if this story was true, then how did the black Ruckus get around the segregation? Even if he does hate other black people, he still probably would've been barred from jury duty.duty due to race.)



* SpecialGuest: Creator/AdamWest as the defense attorney who represents R. Kelley.

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* SpecialGuest: Creator/AdamWest as the defense attorney who represents R. Kelley.Kelly.



-->What the hell is wrong with you people? Every famous nigga that gets arrested is not Nelson Mandela! Yes, the government conspires to put a lot of innocent black men in jail on fallacious charges. But R. Kelly is not one of those men! We all know the nigga can sing! But, what happened to standards? What happen to bare minimums? You a fan of R. Kelly? You want to help R. Kelly? Then get some counseling for R. Kelly, introduce him to some older women, hide his camcorder! But, don't pretend like the man is a hero!

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-->What the hell ''hell'' is wrong with you people? Every famous nigga that gets arrested is not ''not'' Nelson Mandela! Yes, the government conspires to put a lot of innocent black men in jail on fallacious charges. But R. Kelly is not ''not'' one of those men! We all know the nigga can sing! But, what happened to standards? What happen to the bare minimums? You a fan of R. Kelly? You want to help R. Kelly? Then get some counseling for R. Kelly, introduce him to some older women, hide his camcorder! But, don't pretend like the man is a hero!


* FanDumb: R. Kelly's supporters. They like his music so much, they think that's reason enough for siding with him against the law.

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* FanDumb: In-universe; R. Kelly's supporters. They like his music so much, they think that's reason enough for siding with him against the law.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Kelly's lawyer points out that Tom Dubois has a white wife named Sarah (with whom they have a mixed daughter named Jazmine), which he claims must make him a hater of black women. This earns the Dubois family the scorn of the all-black jury.

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