Bad News For Kim Burrell… Ellen Degeneres Finally Responds To Anti-Gay Rant
By now, everyone knows all about Kim Burrell’s infamous anti-gay rant that sparked a media firestorm last week. The rant was so appalling, even notable celebrities who are friends with the gospel singer have released statements denouncing her beliefs.
The Controversial Sermon:
For those who haven’t heard Kim Burrell’s cringe-worthy rant, the footage has been circulating on social media all week. Although it’s still unclear when the sermon was recorded, people definitely aren’t pleased with her offensive words.
It’s probably safe to say the gospel sensation has lost quite a few fans and many speculate she may have caused serious damage to her career and public image.
It’s probably safe to say the gospel sensation has lost quite a few fans and many speculate she may have caused serious damage to her career and public image. Now, there’s more bad news and its confirmation that her career is taking a blow because of the sermon.
The Irony of It All:
To make matters worse, Kim Burrell’s rant probably came at the worst possible time. Ironically, she and Pharrell Williams were scheduled to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this coming Thursday. The dynamic duo was set to perform their collaborative hit “I See Victory” which is featured on the Hidden Figures soundtrack.
Shortly after the anti-gay rant made headlines, many wondered how the staff for DeGeneres, an openly gay talk show host, would respond to the offensive statements. Now, they’ve broken their silence and it’s exactly what you may have expected. Kim Burrell’s performance has been given the ax.
TMZ spoke with Janelle Monae who confirmed the performance has been canceled.
Since there was so much chatter about the performance, Ellen took to Twitter and officially shut it down.
For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 3, 2017
We don’t know what the future holds for Kim Burrell, but the anti-gay rant has obviously caused problems that probably won’t go away anytime soon.