The fallout from Kim Burrell’s hateful anti-gay sermon continues.
After having her scheduled appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show axed and her radio show dropped from Texas Southern University’s programming lineup, BMI has uninvited the gospel singer from its annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors celebration.
Read BMI’s statement on Kim below.
BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music is an annual celebration of gospel music and its many talented songwriters. Given the controversy surrounding this year’s co-honoree Kim Burrell, we have asked her to not take part in the ceremony in order to allow the focus to remain on the songwriters and their music. BMI was founded over 76 years ago with an open door policy to welcome songwriters across all genres, and that same spirit of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness continues today.
We bet Kim is wishing she had kept her bigotry to herself…