Kim Burrell Won't Appear on 'Ellen' After Anti-Gay Sermon

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 Kim Burrell at the 2015 Essence Music Festival on July 5, 2015 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

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

DeGeneres' statement Tuesday on Twitter came several days after Burrell refused to apologize 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.

The gospel singer and Pharrell were to perform a song from the movie Hidden Figures Thursday on the show. DeGeneres is one of show business' most prominent lesbians.

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

There was no further comment from the show or DeGeneres.

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


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