Kirk Franklin receives backlash after cursing his son in leaked phone call

Kirk Franklin receives backlash after cursing his son in leaked phone call

Although Kirk Franklin says he lost his temper, many of his fans say that is not the way a father or should speak to his son. 

Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin/ Instagram

A recorded phone call between gospel star Kirk Franklin and his son Kerrion went viral over the weekend.

Kerrion recorded Franklin cursing him in an argument. It is not clear what the argument was about.
Franklin can be heard saying words such as “put my foot in you’re a**", "break your neck" and “mother f****ing a**”.

Kerrion also uses vulgar language to respond to his father. The 32-year-old leaked the heated conversation on Instagram.

*WARNING: Strong language*

Franklin took to Twitter to apologise for the inappropriate words he used while addressing his son.

He explained that he lost his temper.

“Many of you know I have an older son Kerrion Franklin. In May he will be 33. For many years, we have had a toxic relationship with him as a family. We have tried for many years through counselling, through therapy to try to rectify this private, family matter.

"Recently, my son and I had an argument that he chose to record. I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation and I lost my temper, and I said words that are not appropriate,” he said in the video.

The ‘Stomp’ hitmaker added that he was “sincerely sorry” for his remarks.

"I'm not perfect, I'm a human and I'm going to make mistakes, and I'm trying to get it right.

“Please keep me and my family in your prayers.”

Franklin’s apology received a mixed reaction on social media.

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Kirkfranklin

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