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Ellen And Pharrell Discussed Kim Burrell's Anti-Gay Statements And Called For More Empathy

"This is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world, and it only works with inclusion and empathy." —Pharrell Williams

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After confirming that Kim Burrell would not be appearing on her show, Ellen DeGeneres sat down with Pharrell Williams to discuss Burrell's controversial statements.

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During a recent sermon, gospel singer and Pentecostal preacher Kim Burrell called homosexuality "perverted," among making other anti-gay statements.

Basically, Pharrell is a big fan of women.

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He went on to say, "Listen, whoever you are — as long as you're living and breathing, you have to think, a woman's body brought you into this world."


Ellen acknowledged that Burrell was originally slated to perform with Pharrell, but that ultimately it didn't feel right to have her on the show.