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Janelle Monáe: We All Bleed the Same Color


George Pimentel/WireImageMoonlight and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monáe turned heads at this Sunday’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, both on the red carpet, wearing a custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown, and backstage, where she addressed the controversy over Kim Burrell’s statements about homosexuality. 

Responding to journalists’ questions about Burrell, Monae said, “I just think that anybody who is representing hate is a part of the problem, and I hope we can learn from each other and be more empathetic of one another. And I hope that we can all remember, at the end of the day, we all bleed the same color.”  

Monae is part of the cast of Moonlight, which won the Golden Globe for Best Movie, Drama.

Burrell was barred from performing with Pharrell Williams last Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres show, due to her anti-gay comments during a church sermon, which went viral once posted on YouTube. 

Janelle also spoke to TMZ last week about Burrell’s comments.  

“I’m a huge advocate for the other. I don’t stand for any hate speech, anything that targets our fellow brothers and sisters in a negative way,” she said.  

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