R. Kelly has finally been dropped from the forthcoming Fashion Meets Music Festival in Ohio for being a terrible, terrible person.

The organisers decided to pull the plug following a public outcry in relation to his "alleged" sex crimes, many of which involved children.

Festival spokeswoman Melissa Dickson explained the situation with Dispatch: "We wanted to make sure we heard the Columbus listeners ... to make a statement and support the city we live in."

Discover: We suggest reading this piece from The Village Voice about R. Kelly