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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Bishop Criticised For Touching Breast Of Ariana During Aretha Franklin Funeral

The bishop responsible for officiating Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s funeral has apologised to pop star Arina Grande after being criticised for touching her inappropriately on stage. Singer Ariana Grande speaks with Bishop Charles Ellis III after performing at the funeral for Aretha Franklin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who led the ceremony, had an awkward interaction with the singer after her performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, the 1967 song written by Carole King, that became one of Franklin’s signature hits. 
Photos showed Ellis with his arm around Grande, who looked uncomfortable. His hand lay above her waist, with his fingers pressing against the right side of her chest. In an interview with Associated Press after the event, Ellis apologised, saying it would “never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast”. He said:

“I don’t know, I guess I put my arm around her. Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologise.”
“I hug all the female artists and the male artists. Everybody that was up, I shook their hands and hugged them. That’s what we are all about in the church. We are all about love.
“The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction to this day. This is all about Aretha Franklin.”

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Aruoture Goodie

He didn't do it on purpose... Argue wt ur ancestors

Endy Edeson

Goodie: why would he do it on purpose in public? . Mistakes like this happen

Browayson John Sr.

Some women actually make themselves to be touched intentionally by their body gestures & approach. Its only when it becomes so obvious that the public cry out foul & it makes headlines. But if he's apologized about it of which I think he didn't do with intent, then its OK. Mode of dressing by some ladies too shouldn't be under emphasized Endy

Endy Edeson

John: Good evening bro. Yeah, mode of dressing of a lady can also trigger embarrassing mistakes like this. If a lady dress in sexy manner, it might make a man think otherwise. Like today, I went to withdraw money at the bank , I saw up to 4 young girls dressed half naked with their belly & navel showing. I was just looking at them in surprise. They also came to withdraw money

John Orogun

Mind u endy bishop is a human being not an Angel

Olajide Crown Johnson

Men Of God Needs To Be Careful These Last Days Bcos They Are The Main Target, Thank God For The Life Of Reverend Endy That Alwayz Pick Race When He Sees Breast Lolz

Endy Edeson

@Olajide: You mean , I am Reverend Endy? Very funny.😂 Yeah, I got to flee from temptation . @John; Sure, but they have to behave like angels

Vivian Otono

Am tho possitive it's not a deliberate act

Evergreen Ozuluoha

It was a mistake ooo. Wasn't I tent Iona lol.

Breasts is a body part. What's so special about it that gets men excited?

Oluwaseun King Sofoluwe

If it's a mistake, it's a mistake. It's that simple.
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