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Kirk Franklin Apologizes For Calling Ugandans Poor



FranklinBy Ian Ortega

Following his famous tweet in which the Gospel Artiste, Kirk Franklin branded Ugandans as poor, there has been an outburst on Twitter with Ugandans deeply aggrieved by his tweet.

Kirk Franklin on November 17th tweeted the following: “If the gospel I sing and preach can’t help people in the Philippines, Haiti, or the poor in Uganda, then it’s not the gospel. Nite.”

Ugandans retweeted branding the Gospel Artiste with all sorts of names. The ‘Imagine Me’ artiste had sleepless nights and was later to apologize with the following tweet: “If I offended my followers In Uganda by including them on my feelings about prosperity preaching, I deeply apologize. It was more about how american theology can be so focused on the material sometimes that it can’t be preached in every corner of the world. That was my motive. Again, I’m very sorry for any offense.”

The Poor Ugandans can now reliably forgive Kirk Franklin. The contemporary artiste was last in Uganda in September 2009 where he encountered riots following an arrest of an opposition politician.

So Ugandans, are you really poor?

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