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The Stars Of Hidden Figures Have Spoken Out Against Homophobic Kim Burrell

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Hollywood is quickly coming down on Kim Burrell after her homophobic rant in December. First, fans of Ellen demanded that the gospel singer not appear on the popular daytime talk show. Degeneres herself later confirmed on Twitter that Burrell would not come on the show. Now, Octavia Spencer, Pharrell Williams, and Janell Monáe have each spoken out against the Burrell. As the stars of December's Hidden Figures, these responses are quite notable the southern-based musician is featured on the film's soundtrack. (She joins Williams in the song "I See A Victory.")

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As Entertainment Weekly reports, Williams himself was the first to post a condemnation on Twitter. The "Happy" singer shared a snapshot of text that reads:

"I condemn hate speech of any kind. There is no room in this world for any kind of prejudice. My greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond."

Monáe and Spencer quickly followed — both shared the image on Instagram with their own notes.

The Moonlight star and musician added that she would continue to support any such statements in the future. She writes in the caption: "Today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters."

I shouldn't even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but If you do not pls know I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. In addition, I feel we all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. And today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people. At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people when I read and hear the s*** that comes out their mouthes !!! I will rejoice when folks stop thinking they ARE GOD, Jesus' assistant, picking and choosing what "sins" are acceptable in the Bible, and using the Bible as a whip! WE can't afford anymore tearing down of our shared humanity. My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don't make you are more loving or better person, ditch it. But what do I know. My hope is that we ALL go into this new year considering for one moment that we don't have all the answers. My hope is that we become more understanding, less judgmental, more tolerate, and more patient with one another. Including me. HAPPY NEW YEAR. 🙏🏿❤

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