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Gospel singer Kim Burrell has gone viral after his sermon, congregants were “broken” and “ugly”.
Burrell, who has worked with Pharell Williams, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Frank Ocean, was filmed giving a sermon at Kingdom City Church where she made the comments.
Burrell praised attendees for “walking in faith” by not wearing masks or getting the coronavirus shot. On Wednesday, she reportedly shared an apology video on Instagram which has now been deleted.
The viral clip shows Burrell calling worshipers “broken” and asking personal questions about their living conditions and utility bills.
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“Sometimes before we have friends, we have to do an interview: How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your electric bill? How many bills are in your little one’s name? cousin? Do you live in a trailer home or a house?” laughed Burrell. “You understand. It’s not about status or material things. It’s just about choice.”
She continues with loans from the Covid-19 vaccination and paycheck protection program.
“We are in church…those of us who walk by faith without a mask and without a vaccine,” Burrell said.
“I hope we get a chance to meet when you all invite me to come to your church. I’m not as expensive as I look! I don’t know, maybe You have a little left of your PPP loan. Prayer, praise and power, you understand. Amen.”
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Later in the clip, Burrell is seen applauding church founder Brian Carn for speaking “the type of truth that makes most people uncomfortable.” She then began to comment on the apparitions of devotees.
“Who likes being told you’re just ugly? Nobody likes being told that,” Burrell said. “Most aren’t offended until they know the evil of themselves…I haven’t singled out anyone to be ugly yet. God is good. God is great. between you have hats covering most of that anyway. Here’s to you.”
“I have a great personality,” she added.
Burrell reportedly posted an apology video on Instagram which appears to have been deleted.
Social media didn’t like Burrell’s sermon and several people took to Twitter to share their thoughts. “Kim Burrell has always been a bad look for Christians. She doesn’t use her platform well or in an uplifting way,” one user said. wrote.
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Another one user added“Kim Burrell has been problematic. People are arguing over the semantics of that most recent clip and trying to figure out what she really meant, but it doesn’t matter. Her reputation precedes her.”
In 2017, Burrell’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was canceled after he made anti-gay comments during a sermon.