Daytime talk Guru Ellen Degeneres has canceled gospel singer Kim Burrell‘s appearance on her popular show in the wake of controversial statements made by the pastor.
Degeneres tweeted: “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.”.
Burrell, 44, kicked up a storm of controversy after she called out ailing Bishop Eddie Long and men who have sex with men in the church community.
In a fiery sermon last week, Burrell warned homosexual men and women to repent.
“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 breasts, you are perverted!”
She targeted Bishop Eddie Long as an “embarrassment to the church”. The 63-year-old prosperity preacher based in Atlanta is rumored to be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
“I’ve never seen anything as heartbreaking as Bishop Eddie Long go down to nothing,” Burrell remarked about recent photos of Long’s skeletal appearance.
The backlash on social media was swift, hypocritical, and self-serving.
Singer Tamar Braxton defended Burrell in a now-deleted Instagram post this morning. Braxton slammed her followers for being hypocrites when they were taught (and are still being taught) what Burrell preached.
“We need to show her LOVE, PRAY for her understanding and help her realize … that what she has been brought up to believe, isn’t the way the world and things really is,” Braxton wrote in a now-deleted post.
Braxton admitted she has heard the same “crazy talk” in her church.
Then she went left, blaming the controversy on Donald Trump supporters who voted for Trump.
But many are praising Burrell for bringing attention to the fact that men who have sex with men (MSM) still lead the nation in new HIV cases after 34 years of research and education.
But discussing HIV statistics isn’t politically correct. Meanwhile, political correctness is killing people.