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Pharrell Performs On NBC's 'Today'

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Kim Burrell has dug herself into quite a hole with the LGBT community and more.

The legendary gospel singer has been receiving major backlash after a video of her homophobic rant made its rounds on the Internet earlier this week. People were so offended by Burrell’s rhetoric that some are even protesting her upcoming appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

According to reports, Burrell is scheduled to perform the song “I See Victory” on Ellen Degeneres‘ show with Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monáe, which is the lead track for the recently released film Hidden Figures. However, after issuing a half-hearted apology, saying, “I never said LGBT…I said S-I-N,” fans are not here for the singer’s appearance on the show. As a result, a Change.org petition against her appearance on Ellen was started and has already garnered over a few thousand signatures.

Burrell’s collaborators, Janelle Monae and Pharrell, who are scheduled to appear on Ellen even spoke out against the singer’s insensitive comments. Pharrell tweeted “I condemn hate speech of any kind,” and Monae reposted it:

No word on what Ellen herself thinks about Burrell’s upcoming performance. But after receiving so much backlash, Kim Burrell may want to accept this L and sit this one out.

Thoughts?

Source: Vulture 

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