Ellen Degeneres has banned singer Kim Burrell from appearing on her talk show this week.
Some of the comedian’s fans are outraged after a tape of the gospel singer preaching at a Houston church began circulating online in which Burrell said that “the perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women.”
Burrell also referred to specific homosexual acts as perverted and implied that LGBT people will die in 2017.
The singer was scheduled to sing a duet with Pharrell on January 5 on Ellen, but the talk show host today tweeted that Burrell will not be appearing on the show:
For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 3, 2017
They were supposed to sing I See Victory from the soundtrack of the new movie Hidden Figures.
Fans didn’t want the performance to go ahead and set up a petition titled “Stop Gospel Singer Kim Burrell’s performance on The Ellen Show”.
It has already attracted more than 5000 signatures.