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Pharrell Blasts Gospel Singer Kim Burrell's Anti-Gay Remarks On 'Ellen'

By Daryl Nelson

By now you've probably heard about gospel singer Kim Burrell's anti-gay rant where she called gay people "perverted."

Burrell's words were captured on video during a New Year's Eve church sermon, and once it surfaced she obviously faced a lot of backlash.

She was blasted mercilessly on social media and she lost her radio show Bridging The Gap.

She was supposed to appear on today's episode of Ellen, but that was canceled.

Burrell was going to perform with Pharrell on the daytime talk show since they sing the song "I See a Victory" from the Hidden Figures soundtrack.  But Skateboard P appeared by himself. He also blasted the gospel singer for her comments.

"There's no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 or moving on," said Pharrell. "She's a fantastic singer, and I love her ... [But] we all have to get used to everyone's differences and understand this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world, and it only works with inclusion and empathy."
Burrell will likely face more backlash as the days and weeks pass.

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