The Mariah Carey and JAY-Z collaborator went viral for speaking about churchgoers’ appearances and financial statuses, COVID-19 vaccines and PPP loans during a speech at Kingdom City Church Since delivering the sermon, which also saw Burrell praise attendees for “walking in faith” by not wearing a face mask or getting vaccinated against COVID-19, a clip has gone viral on social media and garnered criticism from individuals offended by her comments.
said Burrell while laughing in the clip.
“We’re at church… those of us that are walking by faith without a mask and no vaccine,” said Burrell, later claiming that other churches should invite her for guest appearances.
After the video of Burrell spread on social media, many viewers shared their thoughts.
“Kim Burrell has always been a bad look for Christians.
She doesn’t use her platform well or in an uplifting matter,” one Twitter user said of the gospel singer, whose 2017 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show was canceled after she made anti-gay comments during a sermon.
Following the backlash, a written apology was posted to Burrell’s Instagram and later deleted.
The punitive damages for some are quite lofty,” added Burrell in the since-deleted post.
Burrell concluded, “Those pages wherein vile comments and false narratives have been created have been noted, reported, and hopefully silenced.
The apology post was criticized as defensive and threatening, with one user offering Burrell a “PR edit” to help re-craft the note.
“An apology that starts with “if” and includes threats to sue for slander that came from thine own lips…is an empty apology,” one Twitter user said in response.
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