Even Frank Ocean's mother spoke out about Burrell.
Burrell worked with Ocean in 2016. Back in 2012, Ocean revealed that he was attracted to men.
Ocean’s mother wants Burrell cut from the track that she recorded with Ocean.
Burrell didn't stay quiet about the homophobic comments that she made.
Burrell uploaded a video to Facebook, clarifying her feelings.
“I love you and God loves you,” she said. “But God hates the sin.”
Unfortunately, this attitude and belief is a common one in religious communities. It’s obviously not what every religious person believes, and obviously not all are guilty Burrell’s ignorance, but it’s definitely a recurring ideal.
Of course, after these comments were made DeGeneres took immediate action.
Taking Burrell off the show was a necessary move. DeGeneres made sure her fans and viewers knew the reasons why the gospel singer would not be on the show.
In 2013, a religious blogger shared his own thoughts about the sentiment of "love the sinner, hate the sin."
Micah J. Murray wrote that this argument is actually a rationalization of homophobia saying, “…despite all my theological disclaimers about how I’m just as much a sinner too, it’s not the same,” he explained. “We don’t use that phrase for everybody else. Only them. Only ‘the gays.’ That’s the only place where we make ‘sinner’ the all-encompassing identity.”
Burrell defended her statements, sticking by the religious rhetoric.
She insisted that it was all about loving the sinner but hating the sin.
But as Frank Ocean’s mother tweeted, “Hypocrisy and inciting of hate pisses me off.”
Amen to that.