Janelle Monae Speaks On Kim Burrell’s Anti-Gay Comments “If Your Religion Causes You to Hate, Then Change It” [Video]

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Janelle Monae recently spoke on the controversy surrounding gospel singer Kim Burrell  in wake of her homophobic rant.

Janelle caught up with TMZ photogs at LAX where she was asked about whether or not Kim would be appearing on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”.

Kim, who did a duet with Pharrell on the soundtrack of “Hidden Figures,” was set to perform with him on Ellen’s show this week, however after her homophobic religious rant went viral, Kim was shut down by Ellen and her team.

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Janelle confirmed that Kim would not be appearing on the show, but said she would be there, and also added in some choice words for Burrell.

Janelle later took to Instagram where she and Pharrell elaborated on their call for inclusivity for all.

“My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don’t make you are more loving or better person, ditch it.”

I shouldn’t even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but If you do not pls know I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. In addition, I feel we all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. And today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people. At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people when I read and hear the shit that comes out their mouthes !!! I will rejoice when folks stop thinking they ARE GOD, Jesus’ assistant, picking and choosing what “sins” are acceptable in the Bible, and using the Bible as a whip! WE can’t afford anymore tearing down of our shared humanity. My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don’t make you are more loving or better person, ditch it. But what do I know. My hope is that we ALL go into this new year considering for one moment that we don’t have all the answers. My hope is that we become more understanding, less judgmental, more tolerate, and more patient with one another. Including me. HAPPY NEW YEAR. 🙏🏿❤

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