Ellen Degeneres Boots Gospel Singer Kim Burrell after Homophobic Rant Goes Viral

The Hidden Figures movie had been garnering rave reviews since its release but now the movie is mired in controversy thanks to gospel singer Kim Burrell. The award-winning singer performs the song “I See a Victory” on the film’s soundtrack and she was scheduled to perform along with Pharrell Williams on the Ellen Degeneres show. But now Kim is under fire after a video surfaced showing her giving a hateful speech about the “perverted homosexual spirit.” Pharrell, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer all took to social media to blast the singer’s remarks and show their support for the LGBT community. Ellen got the last word when she tweeted: “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.”