Fantasia's Reps Back-peddle on Anti-Gay Marriage Comments
A recent Instagram rant by Fantasia Barrino caused such a negative reaction that her reps issued a statement clarifying what seemed to be the singer's opposition to gay marriage, among other things. "I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House... Everybody Trying!!!!!!!," she wrote, then added: "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!!!!"
The slew of shocked reactions that followed apparently sparked the "American Idol" alum's rep to issue a statement asserting her support of the gay community. "Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context," wrote Fantasia's team, apparently oblivious to the correct name of the social media site where the singer unleashed her tirade. They continued: "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." (E!)