“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.”[Source]
Remember the good ol’ days when the worst thing a pop star could say was about how he married Elvis’s daughter because he really, really loved her? Now, thanks to the advent of social media, stars are constantly falling over themselves to explain what they meant when they post random and incomplete thoughts that any reasonable observer might construe as offensive.
Fantasia Barrino learned this when she posted a message on Instagram the other day declaring that, “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!!!!”
Not entirely sure what prompted the meltdown (or why some people insist on using over a dozen exclamation points in one post), but she quickly felt the backlash of her young fans (i.e. supporters of gay marriage and recreational pot use), which then prompted her managers to reiterate that, “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.”
Barrino then went on to state emphatically that, “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 the support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts.”
See what quoting the Bible will do to you? Somewhere, Bill Maher is stroking a white cat.