It’s been nearly three years since embattled Gospel star Kim Burrell suffered a severe backlash due to a controversial rant many deemed homophobic (click here to read more).
Losing a number of endorsements along the way (including her television show, radio series, promotional opportunities, and more), the hoopla around the incident may have cooled but its lasting effect on the once-widely revered singer’s career has endured.
Some of the diva’s peers think it’s time that changed.
Echoing sentiments from Gospel royal Shirley Caesar, Grammy-nominee Tamar Braxton, and others, singer-actress Kierra Sheard recently took to press to share her thoughts on Burrell’s fall from grace and hope the community impacted by the 47-year-old’s comments could move on from it.
Hear her take inside:
The Grammy winner – hot on the promo trail in support of her latest album, ‘KIERRA’ (click here to stream), and top-rated Lifetime Clark Sisters biopic – was recently spotted interviewing with our friends at Hollywood Unlocked.
When quizzed by resident host Jason Lee on Kim’s ongoing fallout (as seen above), Sheard told him:
‘The gay community is also looking for a way of equality and equality has to do with love and forgiveness. For us to move forward, it’s us having to learn a new way of communication…
I do think [the LGBT community] should forgive her. Look around her; [they] support her with hair, makeup, wardrobe…so there must be some kind of love she has for them.”