Fantasia Barrino Sparks Mild Controversy Over 'Anti-Gay' Rant
Former American Idol says she's tired of being "judged."
R&B singer (or screamer depending on who you ask) Fantasia Barrino is finding out that you better not say anything remotely unflattering about gay people.
Over the weekend the former American Idol winner took to her Instagram account to get some things off her chest. Among them were her thoughts on legalizing marijuana and gay marriage.
Her message read:
"I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House... Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I'm not doing Nothing for you... My Life!!!!"
Of course, her PR rep had to step in and set the record straight:
Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.
Stop the press! Fantasia has "Intragram?" Celebrities get all the perks.