Pharrell Talks About Kim Burrell To Ellen: There’s No Room For Any Kind Of Prejudice In 2017 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Pharrell Williams and Ellen DeGeneres discussed the absence of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell and her remarks against the LGBT community during Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Burrell and Williams had planned on singing “I See Victory” from the Hidden Figures soundtrack.

“She said some very not nice things to say about homosexuals so I didnโ€™t feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me,” said DeGeneres about the decision to remove Burrell from the show.

“Thereโ€™s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on,” said Williams, drawing a round of applause from the audience. “Sheโ€™s a fantastic singer, I love her, just like I love everybody else, and we all got to get used to that.”

He continued, “We all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world and it only works with inclusion and empathy. “

  • Secure

    Love them both.

  • Silver Badger

    That high road is going to lead him right to the concentration camps. It is time to stop tolerating Burrell’s brand of bigotry.

    • Oikos

      The high road gets us people like dump.

      • GayOldLady

        Obviously the “high road” has left us high and dry. So, from here on out, when they go low, we kick them in the nuts. What do we have to lose?

        • Oikos

          We have nothing to lose. If we do nothing we get what Paddy shot at.

        • Silver Badger

          Not a damn thing. Don’t kick ’em in the nuts. Castrate the bastards. We don’t want them breeding.

          • xersnoyl

            I agree with you totally, and it makes me so sad that I do. As my sainted Grandmother always said “two wrongs don’t make a right” If hate always trumps good what are we doing?

          • Silver Badger

            Surviving.

          • Todd20036

            I’ll get the pliers.

          • Nowhereman

            I’ll bet Joni Ernst can give you the rubber bands to go with.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire or speak their language. The neanderthals knows nothing about civility, they need to be beaten to their senses.Democracy is not meant for the uncivilized crowd.

      • JD

        Taking the high road does not mean turning the other cheek, it means stating your case civilly. The problem, to date, is that so many either dive deep into the muck (so their voices are easily ignored) or permit false equivalence to empower hate. It is quite ok to oppose, clarify, point out hate and hypocrisy from the high road. Just DO it.

        • Oikos

          I am well aware of what taking the high road means. Taking the high road has resulted in the loss of all government power and quite possibly our hard won rights. While we’ve been taking the high road for the last 40 years, conservatives have been taking over local,state and federal offices.
          You can only take the high road with reasonable adversaries. So far I don’t see any of those.

    • another_steve

      What does that mean, SB?

      That we should all become Hitlers?

      • Oikos

        Downvoted for being the dumbest statement of the day and so far, for the year.

        • Don

          The you should downvote yourself.

        • Oikos

          I love when dumb blocked trolls reply. Keep replying, don the con, your posts are meaningless either way, troll.

      • Silver Badger

        If you remember it took bullets and thousands of lives to put down the Nazi’s last time. Do you really want to go that route again? How much gay blood do you want to see spilled this time?

        • another_steve

          Well, I adhere to the old and perhaps naive belief that if you descend to your enemy’s depths, you become as your enemy is.

          Pharrell and Ellen are refusing to do that.

          • Silver Badger

            Survival does not always let you be a nice guy. As Robert Heinlein said, the meek shall inherit the earth. In 4 X 5 plots.

          • another_steve

            “Quality of life” issue there, for me.

            If I have to choose between (1) death, and (2) life as Franklin Graham or Tony Perkins or Donald Trump, I choose (1).

          • Silver Badger

            Sometimes you have to hurt to heal. Remember, only the strong survive. We’ll miss you, but you’ll still be gone.

      • Don

        I agree Steve. Free thought is the enemy to these liberals.

    • Nic Peterson

      He’s talking like a certain Jewish, socialist leaning dude that hung out with 12 other dudes and a woman with a sketch past. I forget his name…but if I remember correctly the masses got his whole message thing wrong.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Mary Magdalene did not have a sketchy pass. A certain pope Gregory deliberately conflated several different women in the Bible because women got between him and the altar boys.

    • Cousin Bleh

      I don’t think he’s taking the high road. He clearly denounced her and her hate speech.

      I read this story before it was posted here, and Joe frustratingly doesn’t include Pharrell’s best comments:

      “Whenever you hear some sort of hate speech and you feel like it doesn’t necessarily pertain to you because you may not have anything to do with that, all you got to do is put the word ‘black’ in that sentence or put ‘gay’ in that sentence, or put ‘transgender’ in that sentence or put ‘white’ in that sentence, and all of a sudden it starts to make sense to you.”

      • OscarTheCat

        or Christian who believes the Bible/God over culture, but loves those who don’t. Last group it’s ok to discriminate against for having a different BELIEF, not view.

        • Cousin Bleh

          I have no idea what you’re trying to convey.

          • Cousin Bleh

            This is a first for me, by the way.

          • OscarTheCat

            I’m sure that isn’t true. Anyway, I was saying “sub in Christian who doesn’t want to be a jerk or hater, but who honestly believes what God has said, and cannot go against HIM, and in turn is a social pariah. It’s discrimination against that Christian. As long as a Christian doesn’t HATE or treat unfairly a person who disagrees, they shouldn’t be seen as bigots, rather people who realize God has said if they stand with Him, they will be hated in the world.

          • bobbleobble

            I’m not clear what you mean, in what way is a Christian being discriminated against?

          • Harry Caray

            Are we talking about Judaism? Because Christianity is pretty much summed up as “love your neighbor unconditionally.” The Old Testament is the only part of the bible that mentions homosexuals and it’s in one book (that also shits on a lot of other things, like your multi-fabric shirts, but hey, you’re a follower of God and those gays aren’t, amirite?)

            So you’re a bigot, and no, you aren’t being discriminated against, only told your opinions are trash. That’s not discrimination.

            Quite frankly, I can call you a bigot every day until you die and at no point will it constitute discrimination. You guys really need to take a vocabulary class.

          • Nowhereman

            Hear hear and thank you. I’m really tired of listening to christians and straight white males whine about how effing persecuted they are.

          • Person123

            Sounds like this website is dedicated to “homosexuals” doing the same thing.

          • Nowhereman

            Well, it’s the discrimination, hate, and the way they are always passing bills to keep me from using a public restroom or getting married or otherwise having the same rights as first class citizens that puts me off. Christians are NOT a persecuted minority in this country any more than straight white men are.

          • Person123

            Christians are “discriminated” the same way “homosexuals” are. Homosexuals think they are because Christians will not accept their behavior as normal. Every time a Christian simply shares his beliefs he’s called a evil bigot, among other things. You want Christians to be open-minded, right? Try opening your mind.

          • Nowhereman

            No see, there’s the crux of it. Gay people ARE normal. They are born gay. Christians are not born as christians, they are made. They have to be brainwashed from an early age, or later in life over some traumatic experience that leaves them vulnerable. I don’t care if christians like me, I just want them to leave me the hell alone and stop trying to turn our country into a christian theocracy according to THEIR interpretation of the buybull. I don’t have to open my mind to religious fantasies or bigotries.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Treat unfairly: defined as unwilling to perform the same service for a gay person that he willingly performs for all of the other people he believes are going ot burn in hell forever.

          • Person123

            Go to another service provider. Why would you want to work with someone with contrary beliefs and ideals? Move along. By the way, you misspelled to.

          • Ben in Oakland

            I wouldn’t want to work with someone like that. That’s not the point. And what if there is no one else to work with because I’m in a rural area? What if the venue I’ve chosen only allows certain vendors to work there?

            Or how about this? we stop trying to excuse bigotry, whether disguised as religious belief or admitted for what it so clearly is, stop advancing an exception to laws which forbid discrimination on the basis of religious belief because a handful of vendors are too stupid and too self-entitled to behave politely, and stop enabling some people who feell entitled to treat others maliciously under color of law but who would whine like little trumptsters if the same thing happened to them?

          • Ben in Oakland

            Neither does he.

        • kelven

          Yet “christians” keep trying to pass laws that discriminate against these groups. Please show us where anyone anywhere in the US has actually attempted to pass laws that specifically discriminate against those who believe in the bible.

          • Nowhereman

            …crickets…

          • OscarTheCat

            Sorry I didn’t respond QUICK enough for your liking. I’m at WORK, with several hundred workers I try to set a good example to, so I only use the Internet at lunch, on MY TIME, so you and your crickets can punt!

          • OscarTheCat

            The cake bakers whose livlihood was DESTROYED. This singer/pastor woman who was ditched from Ellen’s show and dissed by Pharell. She is ok with him, up until a point. YES, white, straight me, and Christians last two acceptable groups to discriminate against. Oh, and Bible Genius, with the old “two types of fabrics” argument. You obviously know NOTHING about history of Judaism and Christianity – at least more than what you’ve heard and parrotted about. Civil Law, Ceremomial Law, and Moral Law, google it and educate yourself as to which ones are still in effect, which apply to clothing, sabbath, homosexuality, and the rest of the “Law”. Jesus came to complete the Law, not replace is so OT homosexual rules still apply, but you don’t care to know that. You are a more hateful person that any Christian I have met, so maybe I’ve just been lucky. To Nowhereman ………how do you figure it’s “they” who are Christians who are “always passing bills to keep me from using a public restroom or getting married or otherwise having the same rights as first class citizens that puts me off.” My guess is you, personally, have NEVER been affected by any of these “bills” you reference, and you actually have no statistics on the religion of the people “trying to pass” them.

          • Ben in Oakland

            There have been somewhere between 1/2 a million and one million same weddings in this country since 2003. There have been maybe 25– if i’m being extremely generous– vendors who were just too stupid and too self righteous to say, “Sorry, I’m booked. why don’t you call so and so”. Do the math. That comes out to .0005%– again, being extremely generous.
            we have laws at EVERY level of government which forbid discrimination on the basis of religious belief in public accommodations, of which a business like a bakery is. It is very telling that Christians of that sort have problems only with gay people, and not jesus rejecting jews, jesus denying muslims, god denying atheists, western god denying Buddhists, or demon worshipping hindus.
            so the real question is, why do these so-called Christians have an issue with gay people, who reject just this tiny part of conservative religious belief, but no problem with people who reject the entirety of it?
            As for your claim that it has nothing to do with conservative christianty, perhaps you might read a newspaper. Or even better, READ YOUR OWN GODDAM POST.

          • david fairfield

            Exactly. The answers to his questions are right in front of him and he probably knows the answers and thinks he’s “testing” us. Lol. He knows that without fail it has been a christian, or christian when need be, who has written these bills that ban the lgbt community from participating in society to the same degree that everyone else does. I am absolutely bewildered as to why these bills that get the governors ok are not fought based solely on the fact that we are working people who contribute to our communities and…here it is…PAY TAXES THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE. This is the bottom line. If we are to be disallowed from business based on religion, then we should be tax exempt, and since they insist on discriminating based on religion, they can pick up the slack. We pay into community services, police, fire, ambulance etc that these bakers and florists utilize, yet we cannot freely use their services because icky gays and god. Their small businesses get tax incentives for setting up commerce in a given town or city, and those incentives also come out of our pockets through tax dollars. I call bullshit. Someone needs to pick up this ball and run with it…

          • Ben in Oakland

            I agree with you, but I will still go with the the idea that it is about allowing discrimination on the basis of religious belief.either these laws apply to everyone, including fundamentalist Christians, or we get rid of them. Declaring that there is an exception to them merely underlines why we have them in the first place

          • david fairfield

            I completely agree. That is the core of the issue. If these bigots representing religious institutions are given the choice of perpetuating bigotry or losing tax exempt status they would change their tune rather quickly. Seems like no-one wants to pursue this based on tax paying/ tax exemption…

          • kelven

            A lot of blather just to prove my point. Again, please point out a specific law that outlaws “christianity” in the US. You can’t because there isn’t one. So sorry if being shunned by fair-minded people upsets you. Perhaps one day you’ll actually adopt that whole “do unto others” you all are so fond of quoting.

          • Person123

            Preventing a man from going into a women’s restroom is discrimination? Sounds like common sense to me. “Homosexuals” tend to think since they are a minority they are due special rights. You are free to “love” and have sex with whomever and whatever you wish. Just don’t make it public business.

          • kelven

            Where to start? First off, if preventing trans women from going to the bathroom is high on your priority list, while children go to bed hungry in this country, you should be ashamed to call yourself a “christian.” Second, if being treated the same as everyone else is “special rights” then you should be ashamed to call yourself a “christian.” Thirdly, if you think you have the right to judge what constitutes “love” and somehow have the right to legislate that, then you should be ashamed to call yourself a “christian.” Finally, if you voted for the vulgar, lying con-man and continue to excuse his very unchristian behavior; you are nothing but a pious hypocrite who isn’t worthy to wash your Savior’s feet. But of course none of you false “christians” have any real sense of shame or compassion so I might as well talk to a wall.

  • Oikos
    • Lazycrockett

      Fuck Drumpf

      • Frostbite

        No thank you. I draw the line at orangutans.

        • Todd20036

          I’d sooner do the orangutan.

      • Don

        Like it or not he’s your leader now for the next 8 years. Get used to it snowflake.

        • Ben in Oakland

          And yours as well, snowflake. I sure hope you have your insurance through Obamacare.

          • Oikos

            I blocked that troll yesterday. Another worthless homocon scumbag.

        • matrem

          Are you a satire account? Your avatar suggests that to be the case.

          • Oikos

            It is just a RW troll.

          • Ander

            Blocking is easy and Fun!

          • Nowhereman

            It also enhances the commenting experience. I like to block them and not even have to be tempted to tell them where to shove it.

          • Don

            Nope. I did pic it because I knew libtards like yourself would go full on epileptic though:)

          • matrem

            Again, you seem like a parody account. The incorrect spelling only enhances this suspicion.

        • Todd20036

          Trolls gotta troll, but I don’t have to read them. Get the fuck off of my screen now!

        • Miji

          4 years (if Pence & Ryan don’t organize an impeachment) !!!
          .
          Why can’t conservatives do math (or science, or spell) or understand how anything works?

        • j.martindale

          Only mindless sheeple like you play follow the leader. I grew out of that when I was five.

        • Gerry Fisher

          So….how ’bout them Orioles? Think they made the right moves during the off season so far?

        • Friday

          He wouldn’t be a “leader” if you made him Emperor. Don’t you get that yet?

        • Nowhereman

          No–not my leader, and I’ll be surprised if he lasts a year. And shove your snowflake comments where the sun never ever shines. In fact, shove yourself back to breitbart.

        • Lawerence Collins

          Eight years?! ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ! Not a chance!! He’ll be lucky if he gets all four. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1976852aef3f293d614489a2e66f80e24ca8adea135ec7637429f1c124b3b65.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/784036a01cdac20613c85e293280b07ffd12013a3ed9974f2099a998252b5006.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad6db3c9032c7cac334646d60925bb8039b4671038721d6305179d0c6148a51e.jpg

        • SDG

          What a totally DOUCHIE thing to say!

    • karmanot

      F’ing A !

  • Rex

    Props to both for handling it with class.

    • GayOldLady

      Class with the underlying, Hell NO, you can’t come on my show, Love Ellen.

      • Don

        Funny how you people cry like babies when the bakers do it but now it’s alright. Hypocrites.

        • seant426

          Get a job, mooch.

          • Todd20036

            Blocked him. Not worth it.

        • GayOldLady

          The woman was being PAID to appear on Ellen, she wasn’t going there to purchase a cake, dumb ass! Look up the word analogy, Dumb Ass!

        • GayOldLady

          Word of caution to any HOMOPHOBIC entertainers: If you want to appear on Ellen or the show of any other LGBT person you might think twice about standing up in front of a bunch of people and calling LGBTQ’s evil before you do it. Trust me, no one in the LGBT community wants or needs a goddam thing from Kim Burrell not even her music. So if you want us to pay you for your homophobia all I have to say is FU!!!

        • bobbleobble

          Bakers who refuse cakes are discriminating on the basis of sexuality and therefore breaking the law. Ellen refused to have someone on her show who used hateful speech against people like her, no law was broken. The two situations aren’t analogous.

        • Friday

          Actually it’s the Christian Right whining like a couple bakers being assholes over cake frosting constitutes horrid ‘anti-Christian persecution’ if they can’t impose Jim Crow in *everything,* so shove off.

    • GayOldLady

      When they go low, we kick them in the nuts. ๐Ÿ™‚ If they have no nuts, then we go for the next most vulnerable area.

      • karmanot

        Damn Right!

      • Snarkaholic

        Stomp on their (dollar store) cosmetics?
        Kick their Shit-Fil-A sandwiches into the nearest mud puddle?
        Sign me up!

      • zhera

        As someone who once took a knee to the vulva, I can attest that a bruised clitoris is quite painful.

        • GayOldLady

          Oh, the days of riding a boys bike left me with some vivid memories.

  • zhera

    โ™ฅ Ellen โ™ฅ

  • TJay229

    I so envy him for his Hermes and Chanel collection & connections. Damn…!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    As always, Ellen shows us what class and composure in the face of hate look like. A Lady, in the very truest and very best sense of the word.

  • Richard

    โ€œWe all have to get used to everyoneโ€™s differences and understand that
    this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world and it only works
    with inclusion and empathy. โ€œ

    I certainly agree, now Williams needs to tell that to Burrell !!

    • Todd20036

      Burrell would not listen

    • Natty Enquirer

      Except โ€ฆ the empathy stops at bigotry. There is a hidden implication in this message that we must include religious zealots. Nuh-uh.

  • Ore Carmi

    I love this man!

  • I’m going to nitpick…

    I really disliked her use of homosexual instead of gay / LGBT.
    And her use of the phrase “who I chose to love”….it’s not a choice.

    Steps off of soapbox.

  • Mike Knife

    Happiness is live and let live, love and let love.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Sorry but I’m not including or empathizing with anything Burrell is dishing out. Pharrell is talking just like certain Germans did right before they were ushered onto freight train cars.

  • JCF

    โ€œSheโ€™s a fantastic singer, I love her, just like I love everybody else, and we all got to get used to that.โ€ He continued, โ€œWe all have to get used to everyoneโ€™s differences”

    Waitaminnit: is he saying we “gotta get used to” Burrell’s bigotry (as in overlook it)? Because F#CK THAT!!!

  • SDG

    What a big bunch of FUCKING BULLSHIT….

  • Piona O.

    Pharrell’s meaningless word salad basically said nothing.