Fantasia's gay marriage rant led to a subsequent apology. The "American Idol" winner took to Instagram on Mon., Dec. 31, 2012 to complain about gay marriage and lament the current state of the legality of marijuana in select locales, but her biggest complaint seemed to be her perception that she is being judged. She didn't comment on why she felt she was being judged, but her declaration has turned into a self-fulfilling prophesy of sorts.
"I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!!
It’s 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!!! Im not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!"
As one would expect, Fantasia's gay marriage comment was not taken lightly, and her words aroused anger from her fans and the gay community. The 28-year-old singer has since removed the original post, but it can be seen at GoodAsYou.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Fantasia's gay marriage apology issued by her handlers reads:
"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."
The singer herself used Instagram, the source of the original message, to try to clear things up with her fans. "It has been brought to my attention that something I said was taken out of context," she wrote. "I, Fantasia Monique Barrino, don’t judge anyone because I don’t want to be judged. The gay community is one of my largest supporters. I support the gay community as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts."
Were Fantasia's gay marriage remarks misrepresented by bloggers, or is she just covering her tracks? Comments are welcome.