Janelle Monáe puts pastor Kim Burrell in her place for her viral anti-gay comments.
Monáe stars as Mary Jackson in the movie Hidden Figures, the same movie Burrell sings I See A Victory with Pharrell Williams.
Monáe also stars in Moonlight, a film that picked up Best Motion Picture Drama at the 2017 Golden Globes.
While backstage at the Golden Globes, Monáe said: ‘I’m pro-love.’
‘I’ve been very supportive of love, and at the end of the day, I think that no matter where you come from and who you love, you deserve to have a right to the American dream and to also have your story told.
‘I just think that anybody who is representing hate is a part of the problem and I hope we can learn from each other and be more empathetic of one another, and I hope we can all remember that at the end of the day we all bleed the same color,’ Monáe said.
The video of Burrell’s anti-gay comments have over 1.2 million views on YouTube and the public backlash has been swift.
Pharell Williams condemned the anti-gay speech on social media, as well as on Ellen, where he appeared without Burrell.
Williams said: ‘I’m choosing empathy.
‘I’m choosing inclusion.
I’m choosing love for everybody.’