Love & Hip-Hop star says gays should ‘burn in hell just like god said in the bible’
Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood’s Hazel-E has sort-of apologised after seemingly suggesting that all gay people should “burn in hell”.
The reality star’s boyfriend Rose Burgandy had hit out at rumours that he was gay with a homophobic post on Instagram that she appeared to support and echo.
Accompanying a picture of a burning rainbow flag, Burgandy wrote: “Im 24 bitch you really want to know how I feel about gays so bad well here you go I hope all gays die and go to hell thats where I come from [sic].
“Bitch check your lies before you post I’m from piru Bitch I’m 25 not 19 and it’s Denzell with 2 L’S Bitch google me.”
As a comment on his post, Hazel wrote: “Burn in hell just like God said in the Bible!”
Her comments predictably prompted an outcry on social media, and the post was deleted.
Hazel-E went on to give an interview with TMZ where she claimed that she had been misunderstood.
“The post that Rose made, I’m not actually justifying,” she said.
“I actually feel horrible that the LGBT community is upset with me because that was definitely not my intent to offend an entire community that (i) supports me, (ii) oh my god, my life, this hair, this make-up this glam.
“My world would fall apart without the LGBT community because they’re one of my biggest fans and supporters.”
She continued: “The post was made because one person in the community decided to falsify documents from Rose’s social media and my social media, basically trying to out him as being in a downlow relationship
“It was very frustrating because it was false, it was lies. It was not my instagram, it was not his, he was like, ‘To show you how not-gay I am, I’m going to post a burning flag’.
“Might not have been the brightest idea. He definitely was enraged when he saw it. When I saw it I was enraged and was just like, ‘Yeah, burn in hell’. Not to the whole community, to that one individual for his acts.
“Not just in who decides to sleep with or his preference, but in his actions and what he did in making those documents.”
Hazel-E added: “But being that I have caused controversy and people of the community are hurt by what I said, I feel horrible.
“Honestly, to them, I apologise because that was not the intent, sincerely.”
However, as the interview continued, Hazel-E seemed to dig herself further into a hole.
“I mean, I don’t think that the bible says the gays should burn in hell,” she said.
“I say that the bible does speak on homosexuality and I can’t rewrite the bible for the things that says in it and that’s what it says.
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“Do I believe that if two men are sleeping together are they gonna burn in hell? I’m not god. I can’t judge you and I’m not going to judge you.
“Hey, you choose to live your life and whatever you believe in Allah, Buddha however you feel will decide your fate in the afterlife – it’s not me though.”
If that wasn’t enough, Hazel also posted insulting and seemingly colourist posts about dark-skinned black women.
As the controversy raged on, she wrote on Instagram: “We are tired of the bs & we will defend ourselves at all costs. Y’all making up posts, I’m stating facts.
“Go read the Bible, google self hatred amongst black women then come holla at this Queen.”