Kim Burrell's weekly radio show is cancelled by Texas Southern University after the singer has been facing immense backlash for an anti-gay sermon she gave last week.
It has been a rough week for pastor and gospel singer Kim Burrell, as she continues to be reproached for the gay-bashing sermon she delivered last week to her congregation in Houston. The sermon, which decried the "perverted homosexual spirit," was shared via Facebook Live, and it soon went viral, inciting widespread backlash, especially in the entertainment world. After getting uninvited to perform on "Ellen," it has now been reported that Burrell's weekly radio show has been cancelled.
Burrell was supposed to appear on "Ellen" today alongside Pharrell to perform their single "I See a Victory," off the soundtrack to the new film "Hidden Figures." Ellen confirmed that Burrell had been booted from the show on Tuesday, but Pharrell still showed up today, performing a different song from the soundtrack. Before his performance, he spoke on Burrell's anti-gay sentiments, telling Ellen, "There's no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on."
Hours later, KTSU, a radio station based at Texas Southern University in Houston, cancelled Burrell's show, "Bridging the Gap," which had been airing weekly on the station since June. "The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU programming," said TSU in a statement.
Considering her views on homosexuality, it's surprising that one of Burrell's most notable recent collaborations came with Frank Ocean, as she added vocals to the Blonde song "Godspeed." A couple of days ago, Ocean's mother called Burrell an "opportunistic b*tch" and sent out a tweet asking her son to remove her from the song.
In an attempted apology video shared last week, Burrell tried to clarify her attitude toward gays, saying, "I love you and God loves you, but God hates the sin."