UPDATE: Kim Burrell's scheduled Ellen performance has now been canceled.
Kim Burrell's offensive anti-gay video has led to major backlash. The gospel singer has posted several apologies following her disgusting comments about homosexuals. But she is still being slammed on Twitter, with many questioning her recent Frank Ocean collaboration and planned Ellen appearance.
Burrell made the comments in a sermon posted online Friday night. In her speech, she said that gays were "perverted" and hinted that they would die next year.
"Anybody in this room who is filled with the homosexual spirit, pray God to free you. You’re playing with it in 2017, you’ll die from it," she said.
She continued, "I came to tell you about sin. That sin nature… That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, and it has deceived many men and women… 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."
Watch Kim Burrell's sermon below.
Kim Burrell faced backlash for her remarks almost immediately. And she tried to defend her comments in a series of videos on Facebook Live. Still, while she said she wouldn't "discriminate," she also maintained that she wouldn't "backtrack" on her initial remarks.
"I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay[s]," she said. "I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever falls in the sin was preached … To every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, I love you because God loves you. But God hates the sin."
Kim Burrell then posted a second video where she insisted that she wasn't trying to say that gays would die. "I never said God was killing gays in 2017," Burrell said. "I said people who operate with that spirit in the church, with deception and attached themselves, are going to have to face the master. That’s what I said, and death is attached to their behavior. If that’s you, okay. But I never said LGBT, gays are going to die in 2017. Y’all stop that."
Kim Burrell was set to perform her new song with Pharrell Williams, "I See A Victory," on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next week. (The performance was later canceled following Burrell's offensive comments). Many are also questioning Burrell's statements because she previously worked with another openly gay artist, Frank Ocean.
I guess Kim Burrell forgot that Ellen is gay. ..hmmmmm wonder how that's gonna work out #GodluvsAllHisChildren
â€” Flintstone4lyfe (@erikapitts40) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell really didn't apologize so...Ellen and 'Em might need to cancel that appearance.
â€” FaT'Challa (@NeekRoode) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell if you dislike the gay community so much why go on Ellen? That's like David Duke going on the breakfast club _
â€” Nesha C (@Suga_Brown91) December 31, 2016
*When Kim Burrell steps foot on Ellen Degeneres' stage next week* _ pic.twitter.com/JmsS8NycE7
â€” Brandy (@POLO_PrOtotype) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell did a duet with Frank Ocean? Guess she can work with someone and still think they're a pervert who's going to hell for a check.
â€” Kirk Moore (@KirkWrites79) December 31, 2016
Did Kim Burrell know that Frank Ocean was gay before she did his song ?
â€” Stoop Kid (@UglierInPerson) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell wasn't bashing homosexuals when she got that feature on Frank Ocean's album though...
â€” Chelsey C. (@iamchelsey_) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell out here bashing gay folks, but didn't she get paid for being featured on a song with Frank Ocean? _☕
â€” OG Rondo (@iRONDO9) December 31, 2016
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