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Janelle Monáe schools anti-gay pastor Kim Burrell on her hateful comments

Janelle Monáe schools anti-gay pastor Kim Burrell on her hateful comments

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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.’

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‘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.

Burrell was scheduled to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but got uninvited and her radio show was also pulled from air by Texas Southern University.

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.’