Darrel Walls Wiki
Darrel Walls Biography
Darrel Walls is the Walls Group gospel singer who was recorded kissing a man in a leaked Instagram video in November 2020.
Walls, 29, tweeted after the video leak: “You’re good, oh God … you’re good.”
The video shows Walls with another man smiling and talking. Finally, the two men look at each other and begin to kiss. The identity of the other man in the video has not been made public.
Walls Deactivated His Instagram Page & Reactivated it Amid the Fallout
According to Love B Scott, Walls initially shared the video on her Instagram page with her list of close friends, but one of those friends continued to leak the video. The Love B Scott blog says Walls took down her Instagram page after the video was leaked. At the time of writing, Walls’ Instagram page is still live.
When news of the video broke, Walls was greeted positively on his social media channels. One person wrote on Walls’ Facebook page: “I love you Darrel Walls PERIIIOOOODDD !!! AND YOU KNOW that that will NEVER change !!! “While someone else wrote,” #TeamWalls period! ”
Dallas Based Journalist Shakari Briggs Said it Was ‘Tragic’ that the Video Was Leaked
Dallas-Fort Worth-based journalist Shakari S. Briggs wrote about Walls’ situation on Twitter. Briggs wrote: “The sad part of the Darrel Walls situation is that the other man made the decision to post the video of them in such an intimate setting. Darrel clearly hasn’t let the world know his stance on his sexuality, so why did the boy feel compelled to do it for him? Tragic.”
Briggs added: “As far as I’m concerned, Darrel Walls’ music is his ministry. The man can sing and I hope that video of him and his supposed boyfriend doesn’t derail him or The Walls Group. Darrel has a incredible talent. ” Briggs also said that Walls should change her circle of friends as soon as possible as the video leak represented an invasion of privacy.
Walls Calls Himself as ‘Lover of Growth’ & an ‘Advocate for Peace’
On his LinkedIn page, Walls refers to himself as a singer, producer, and songwriter for Walls Group. Walls is based in Missouri City, Texas. Walls graduated from Houston Community College and the MediaTech Institute in Houston. In addition to his musical talents, Walls refers to himself as a motivational speaker, as well as a “Growth Lover” and a “Peace Advocate,” in his Instagram bio section.
According to his bio on the official Walls Group website, he is the oldest member of the group. The profile says that Walls began playing drums at age four before moving on to playing the organ and keyboard. The biography adds: “It is his passion for God that makes him an exceptional individual, composer and arranger. He aspires to one day be a great producer ”.
The Issue of Homophobia Within Black Churches Is a Long-Standing Issue
On the issue of LGBTQ persons within Black churches, Rev. Dennis W. Wiley, pastor of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Maryland, told NPR in 2012, “Persons who are in the closet serve on the deacon boards, serve in the ministry, serve in every capacity in the church. I do believe a certain hypocrisy is there.” Wiley is an advocate of LGBTQ rights. Wiley added, “Some of my colleagues protest too greatly.”
In 2012, Black gospel music historian Anthony Heilbut wrote about LGBTQ persons in Black churches in the book The Fan Who Knew Too Much. The issue was further dealt with in the 2014 PBS documentary The New Black.