Gospel singer Kim Burrell (pictured right) brought a ton of negative attention to herself when a video of her giving a ‘sermon’ went viral recently.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Burrell’s comments in the widely-watched video were largely cast as inflammatory and anti-homo$exual.
“The perverted homo$exual spirit and the spirit of delusion and confusion…it has deceived many men and women,” Burrell said in her statements to a congregation at the Love and Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas.
Songstress and model Janelle Monae (pictured left) is one of the high-profile celebrities that has voiced her strong opposition to Burrell’s comments in the immediate aftermath of her video’s surfacing on the internet. Monae is a staunch advocate of the “LGBTQ community” and took to Twitter to express her displeasure with Burrell’s statement. The Grio made an online report about Monae’s tweet Monday (January 2nd).
“I shouldn’t even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but if you do not pls know that I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. Actually I am tired of that label,” Monae tweeted in her social media posting.
In the wake of Burrell’s comments, it was also reported by TMZ today that the gospel singer was scheduled to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. However, when correspondents from the tabloid/paparazzi media source just caught up with Monae to ask questions about Burrell, she confirmed that Burrell’s Ellen appearance is definitely going to be a no-go.
Monae’s claim definitely makes sense as it is known that DeGeneres is an openly gay woman who probably wouldn’t want a Bible-thumping, self-proclaimed gay basher getting face time on her popular show. “I don’t think she’s performing, but I definitely am,” Monae told a TMZ cameraman in a video posted on their website today.
However, TMZ also claimed that their attempts to contact reps at the Ellen show to confirm Burrell’s appearance cancellation have not been finalized.