Janelle Monae is EVERYTHING!
This amazing artist is beyond talented, beautiful, inspiring, and most of all she is an activist, believing in love and equality for all people! As you recall, Kim Burrell had some pretty hateful things to say about the LGBT community, including calling them perverts and alleging Bishop Eddie L. Long’s recent illness was penance for engaging in homosexual acts. Not only has Kim been dismissed, denounced, and had her Wikipedia page hacked; but a host of celebrities, including Janelle have spoken out against her and support of the community. See what she posted below!
via Love B. Scott:
I shouldn’t even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but If you do not pls know I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. Actually I’m tired of that label. We all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. And today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people. At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people when I read and hear the shit that comes out their mouthes !!! I will rejoice when folks stop thinking they ARE GOD, Jesus’ assistant, picking and choosing what “sins” are acceptable in the Bible, and using the Bible as a whip! WE can’t afford anymore tearing down of our shared humanity. My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don’t make you are more loving or better person, ditch it. But what do I know. My hope is that we ALL go into this new year considering for one moment that we don’t have all the answers. My hope is that we become more understanding, less judgmental, more tolerate, and more patient with one another. Including me. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Janelle joins Octavia Spencer, Questlove, Pharrell, Yolanda Adams and others in speaking out against Kim Burrell’s hate.
We love you Janelle and appreciate everyone who has spoken out against Kim’s nonsense. We are just wondering how things are going to go down on The Ellen Show. Pharrell should probably start looking for a new singer to perform with. Can we nominate Cece or Deborah Joy Winans?
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning