Fantasia in anti-gay rant controversy: But, is she wrong or just misunderstood?
On Sunday, Barrino posted what some perceived to be an anti-gay rant on Instagram, condemning same-sex marriage and other anti-Biblical issues, Towleroad reports.
Via Good As You:
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!!!!
However, a statement regarding Barrino’s remarks was later released.
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.
What judgment Barrino was originally referring to is unclear, Towleroad notes. The 2004 “Idol” winner has been out of the spotlight since winning her first Grammy last year, but she has had difficulties dealing with public scrutiny before.
In 2010, Barrino attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on a bottle of Aspirin, The suicide attempt took place just days after the singer was accused of having an affair with a married man.
“I think I was just overloaded with everything, with carrying six years of so much,” she told “Good Morning America” in August 2010. “I always take a licking and keep on ticking… It just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise… There’s so much that people don’t understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we’re human and we go through things.”
Barrino is set to take the stage at the 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in New Orleans in February.