Ellen DeGeneres Confirms That Kim Burrell Will Not Appear On Her Show

Ellen DeGeneres Confirms That Kim Burrell Will Not Appear On Her Show

Ellen DeGeneres confirmed Tuesday that Kim Burrell, the gospel singer and pastor who recently came under fire for her homophobic sermon, will not appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday.

Burrell was slated to perform “I See a Victory,” the track she contributed to the Hidden Figures soundtrack with Pharrell Williams. However, DeGeneres wrote on Twitter, “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.”

The singer faced a backlash after a YouTube video posted on Dec. 30 showed Burrell delivering a sermon at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, where is a senior pastor. In the clip, Burrell condemns homosexuality as “perverted” and an “embarrassment.”

Following the video’s viral spread, many fans urged DeGeneres to rescind Burrell’s invitation with a flood of tweets and a Change.org petition that has garnered nearly 5,500 supporters.

Pharrell Williams and Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe were set to appear on the program with Burrell. On Saturday, the trio denounced Burrell’s comments and spread messages of inclusion via social media, though Burrell herself has refused to apologize. In a now-deleted Facebook Live video, she defended herself and claimed she had to “do what God tells me to do. I make no excuses or apologies.”

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8 Comments

  1. Tali
    January 04, 07:06 Reply

    And I danced to this news.

  2. Bain
    January 04, 09:53 Reply

    It would be a shame if she performed on the show…

  3. Delle
    January 04, 10:04 Reply

    “In a now-deleted Facebook Live video, she defended herself and claimed she had to “do what God tells me to do. I make no excuses or apologies.””

    This woman is a ram shaa. Keep burying your already extinct career. ????

  4. Dune
    January 04, 11:17 Reply

    Good! Let God come down and buy her albums.

  5. Dimkpa
    January 05, 05:22 Reply

    Some of us criticising this lady attend churches where worse things are said about gay people yet we keep supporting them with our time and tithes. Just saying…

    • Francis
      January 05, 12:29 Reply

      True but they keep it within the church where it sells their market. Don’t come and sell that rubbish to the public and not expect backlash

  6. Pankar
    January 06, 05:19 Reply

    Well… Someone ‘outed’ her message on YouTube. She preached like every other regular day. This time the wrong message

  7. Fresh
    January 06, 11:50 Reply

    @Dimkpa that’s the last thing I will do. In 2016 I changed 5 different churches bcos of their view towards LGBT. The church that I found comfortable worshipping now is Daystar Christian center and if the pastor decide to mess up with LGBT I quit from there.

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