Gospel legend Kim Burrell is walking through the fiery furnace of social media on New Year’s Eve after a video surfaced of her calling gays “perverted.”
What’s even more interesting is the video surfaced days before she’s scheduled to appear on “Ellen.”
In the clip you’ll see below, Kim says, “Anybody in this room filled with the homosexual spirit, beg God for freedom….that perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women.”
So 8 days before Kim Burrell goes on Ellen she’s speaking violently about the gay community hmmm pic.twitter.com/9wMfpRSp2z
— Rev. Derek (@RevDerekTerry) December 31, 2016
The response from social media was imminent and swift.
To all of the gay people who listened to Kim Burrell's sermon, remember that you are whole and that she does not represent love in any form.
— deray (@deray) December 31, 2016
Smh Kim Burrell done did it now. It's 3 people U never should slander… Gays, Beyonce & Michelle Obama. THE INTERNET IS ABOUT TO COME 4 u😩
— Tee👑 (@RealloyalTee) December 31, 2016
So, the Kim Burrell video. It's deep how she focuses on Eddie Long being LGBTQ versus being an accused sexual predator. Does she even care?
— Dr. Goddess, 🗣 Ma Rainey’s on Netflix! 🎭 (@drgoddess) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell preaching against homosexuality but neglected to preach about her sinful divorce?!
— C. Spaulding, VP of Marketing (@d0mocracy) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell bashing gays? The same Kim Burrell that was friends with Whitney? The same Kim Burrell that was on Frank Ocean's album? Oh.
— Cherchez La Femme (@FrankieVtotheD) December 31, 2016
"You homosexuals will die in the church in 2017" – Kim Burrell #Cancelled
— Chief Ligibigitika (@SUN_Of_Uhhh) December 31, 2016
Kim Burrell took to Facebook Live to clarify her statements saying, “I make no excuse or apology.” She also added, “I won’t take it back.”
Watch the videos below.
How did people feel about Kim’s clarification?
Kim Burrell on that fake apology says, "I didn't say LGBT. I said S I N." This is that passive aggressive abuse they mask as love.
— Charity (@charitychiffon) December 31, 2016
Kim's apology is like a black Barbie doll in Arizona… nobody's buying it.
— Juicy Gentleman (@DariusAmore) December 31, 2016
Many are calling for Ellen DeGeneres to cancel Kim’s appearance on her show or to release a statement.
If anything, Ellen will have her on the show to confront Kim face-to-face.