Janelle Monáe Addresses Kim Burrell Controversy, Once Again!
Reader, how is Janelle Monae gon' tell someone to ditch their religion that explicitly says that homosexuality is an abomination and those who are homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of God? How is that hate? Regardless of religious faith or whether it is just a strongly held principle. Kim Burrell's has the right to her view. Just because to one person her words may offended doesn't actually mean she is hate filled, bigoted or any other word people want to use.
Anyhow, backstage last night at the Golden Globes, Hidden Figures actress Janelle Monáe once again addressed the recent controversy surrounding gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell, who sings “I See a Victory” with Pharrell Williams on the film’s soundtrack.
“I’m pro-love,” Monáe said, while joining her costars and the team behind the LBGT-themed movie Moonlight, which won the Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe. “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.”
Whether you agree with homosexuality or not. Anyone and everyone has the right to their view AND has the right to air them. THAT is TRUE diversity, when EVERYONE'S view is accepted. Diversity of opinions and beliefs. I don't agree with same sex either because it goes against my principles, but if other people accept that that is their choice. But you can't tell me I can't have mine or I can't voice it just because you are offended and or don't agree.