But the singer attempted to clear up her comments recently, saying her words were taken out of context.
“I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT, THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!!” her controversial post read. “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!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!”
As unguarded as she is, someone on her team decided to either convince her to remove the post or removed the post themselves since she received a hail storm of criticism after going public with her thoughts.
She later released a statement to clarify her actions, explaining that she’s not an opponent to the LGBT community.
“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Instagram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight,” read the statement. “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.”
Barrino also posted a clarifying statement herself.
“I, Fantasia Monique Barrino, don’t judge anyone because I don’t want to be judged,” she wrote. “The gay community is one of my largest supporters. I support the gay community as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts.”