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Welcome back to This Week in Black Twitter, your weekly digest of the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Topics will span the gamut — pop culture, politics, sports, lifestyles and everything in between. This week: Gospel singer Kim Burrell faces backlash over homosexuality comments, Yahoo tweets and deletes racial typo, and four charged with hate crime in Chicago.
 
1. The cancellations just keep on coming for gospel singer Kim Burrell.

Burrell, who collaborated with Pharrell Williams on "I See a Victory" for the "Hidden Figures" soundtrack, was scheduled to appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday. However, after a video surfaced of Burrell calling homosexuality "perverted," her appearance was canceled. Not to mention her radio show "Bridging the Gap" was booted from KTSU airwaves, according to reports.

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In the video from a church sermon, Burrell can be heard saying, "That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion, and it has deceived many men and women."

The singer later defended her comments in a now-deleted Facebook Live video. "To every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, that has it, I love you and God loves you, but God hates the sin in you and me," she said according to BBC.com.

Williams appeared on Ellen's show without Burrell and addressed the incident. "There's no space, there's no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017," he says. "This is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world, and it only works with inclusion and empathy."

The controversy has stirred reactions and facilitated a conversation online about homophobia within churches and the hypocrisy of choosing to follow certain scriptures.

Many even began posting videos of prominent figures and pastors standing up for the LGBT community.

2. Yahoo Finance may never live this down.

Late Thursday night, the news platform sent out a tweet about President-elect Donald Trump wanting "a much n navy." With the "n" and "b" letters so close together on the keyboard, the error was understandable to some.

Even though the tweet was later deleted, the moment quickly turned into a viral hashtag thanks to Black Twitter's comedic nature. (Because the hashtag includes a racial slur, those tweets won't be posted on this blog. However, you can laugh and gawk to your heart's desire here.)

Check out some of the other reactions:

3. Four African-Americans accused of attacking a mentally disabled man and streaming it on Facebook Live were charged with a hate crime, according to the Chicago Tribune. Other charges included kidnapping, unlawful restraint and battery.

The victim was punched, kicked and forced to drink toilet water. Police believe he was tied up for four to five hours, the Tribune reports. Obscenities about Donald Trump and white people can be heard in the video.

Despite Black Lives Matter never being referenced, users have attempted to link the attack to the social movement with #BLMKidnapping "a dangerous, misguided label that needs to stop," The Huffington Post's Lilly Workneh asserts.

"BLM critics wrongly believe that the organization encourages and endorses violence when the foundation of the movement is one built on love. It seeks equality and justice for black Americans through peaceful demonstrations and other powerful tactics that make clear that violence is in no way tolerated."

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