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Ellen DeGeneres Cancels Kim Burrell's Appearance on Her Show After Singer's Anti-Gay Sermon

by Jennifer Drysdale 7:59 PM PST, January 03, 2017
Playing Ellen DeGeneres Cancels Kim Burrell's Appearance on Her Show After Singer's Anti-Gay Sermon

Kim Burrell will not be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, despite her scheduled performance on Thursday's show.

Ellen DeGeneres canceled Burrell's appearance after a video emerged earlier this week showing the singer giving a sermon in which she suggested gay people will die in 2017 because of their "sins."

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"I came to tell you about sin. That sin nature... That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women, and it’s caused us pain on the body of Christ," Burrell preached, according to the video.

"You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man's penis in your face, you are perverted… You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman's breast, you are perverted," the 44-year-old gospel singer said in the clip.

DeGeneres, who publically came out in 1997 and married wife Portia de Rossi in 2008, subsequently canceled Burrell's scheduled performance of "I See Victory," a song from the film Hidden Figures with Pharrell Williams.

"For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show," DeGeneres simply tweeted on Tuesday.

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DeGeneres wasn't the only one upset by Burrell's comments.

Frank Ocean's mom, Katonya Breaux Riley, took to Twitter on Sunday asking her son, who came out as bisexual in 2008, to crop the singer's vocals out of his song, "Godspeed."

"Me: Son, can we crop Kim Burrells voice out of your song??" she tweeted, before calling Burrell an "opportunistic &?%#€."

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