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
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.
Ellen opened the conversation by asking Pharrell why the film Hidden Figures is so important to him.
Pharrell praised the work of women who have worked tirelessly to change the world, including Ellen herself.
Basically, Pharrell is a big fan of women.
Ellen shifted the conversation to Kim Burrell and her recent anti-gay sermon that went viral.
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.
Pharrell, who has publicly condemned his collaborator's rhetoric on social media, had a lot to say.
Ultimately, Pharrell believes the world needs less divisiveness and more empathy.
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