Fantasia Barrino under fire for anti-gay remarks posted on Instagram

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino is coming forward to clarify statements made on her Instagram account.

GoodAsYou posted a screenshot of what is being called an anti-gay rant by the singer.

“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!!!!," she wrote along with a picture of herself.

Following the post, a series of negative comments flooded the post, calling her statements anti-gay, unsupportive and that she is an outrage to the LGBT community. Her rep has since released a statement via Facebook in attempt to clarify her post.

“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context. 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.” Continuing he adds, “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."

Barrino has also released a statement insisting that she doesn’t “judge” anyone, noting that the statements have been “taken out of context.”

“I support the gay community as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts,” she states, E! News reports.



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