Kim Burrell’s scheduled appearance on Thursday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been cancelled in the wake of an anti-gay sermon she delivered emerging online last week. The gospel singer was slated to perform alongside Pharrell on the daytime talk show, but he’ll now appear solo. This seems to be reverse discrimination and how are they going to discuss the issue without her being present to address it?As reported, Burrell called gays “perverted” during a homophobic sermon she gave at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, which she founded in 2010. Also during her speech, the singer said that “the perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women.” She then went on to describe specific homosexual acts as sinful.
Obnoxious Media has now learned that the gospel singer has been bumped from DeGeneres’ show, and the talk show host will address the controversy on Tuesday’s episode. Burrell was supposed to sing “I See A Victory,” her duet with Pharrell from the soundtrack of the new movie Hidden Figures.
Pharrell and Janelle Monae, one of the film’s stars, are still expected to be guests on the show and will presumably talk about the situation as well. Shortly following the video of Burrell’s sermon surfacing online,
Pharrell had posted on Instagram, “I condemn hate speech of any kind,” but he didn’t specifically make mention of Burrell.