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Ellen cancels singer’s appearance on show after anti-gay sermon

2017-01-04 11:03

Los Angeles - Ellen DeGeneres says that Kim Burrell isn't going to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as scheduled.

DeGeneres' statement on Tuesday on Twitter came several days after Burrell refused to apologise for a sermon in which she referred to gays and lesbians as "perverted".

A tape of Burrell preaching at Houston's Love & Liberty Fellowship Church was circulated online.

A recent tweet by Burrell before an appearance on The Tonight Show:

The gospel singer and Pharrell were to perform a song from the movie Hidden Figures on Thursday on the show.

DeGeneres' tweet read: "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show."

Ellen's tweet:

There was no further comment from the show or DeGeneres.

Pharrell posted on Twitter that "I condemn hate speech of any kind," making no specific reference to Burrell.

Pharrell's tweet:

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