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Published on October 29th, 2019 | by John Campanario

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Kirk Franklin Boycotts Dove Awards in Speech Row

Kirk Franklin accepts the award for gospel artist of the year during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Kirk Franklin took to Facebook to denounce the Dove Awards for twice editing his acceptance speeches when he denounced police brutality against Philado Castile and Walter Scott in 2016 and Atatiana Jefferson in 2019.


After Franklin posted the video, the Gospel Music Association, which hosts the Dove Awards, issued an apology.

“We would like to publicly acknowledge that we are deeply apologetic for the missteps that happened relating to the editing of Kirk Franklin’s Dove Awards acceptance speech,” said Jackie Patillo, the association president, in an official statement.

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