Pharrell Williams appeared on Ellen today to talk about his movie, 'Hidden Figures'. As you may RECALL, Kim Burrell was SLATED to appear as well. But as a result of her recent comments: the "perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion.”; Ellen RESCINDED the invitation.
Pharrell spoke out about the CONTROVERSY...
“There’s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 or moving on,” said Williams. “She’s a fantastic singer and I love her, just like I love everybody else. We all gotta get used to that. We all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world, and it only works with inclusion and empathy. It only works that way.”
Ellen voiced her take on the controversy as well and why she had to cancel Burrell's appearance on the show:
Ellen DeGeneres said that she had to cancel Burrell’s appearance on her program due to her anti-gay sermon. “I didn’t feel like that was good of me to have her on the show,” she explained, “to give her a platform after she’s saying things about me.”
This is SURE to open up a LOT of DISCUSSION in the near future and this is what we NEED!