I normally try not to get too involved in all the celebrity gossip out there, but when I read about this on Facebook (thanks Nev Schulman, for sharing!), I couldn’t help but look into it more. I’m always pretty shocked whenever I hear the word ‘homophobic’, because seriously? It’s 2017. I would’ve hoped that people would be a bit more open by now. Actually, let me rephrase that… it’s not about people being open, it’s more about people being compassionate. Not entirely understanding people is one thing, but blatantly insulting them is totally different.
I think this is what saddened me the most. Kim Burrell, this gospel singer I had not heard about before, was very open with her homophobic / super rude comments. Seeing the comments Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monae made was really great, Very reassuring to know that we have such positive people out there too! Also, gotta add… way to go, Ellen! Apparently she didn’t actually comment about the whole situation, but just simply said that Burrell would not be performing with Pharrell and Monae after all. Very classy! It’s things like this that make her my idol 🙂