It was an ironic statement gone awry!
Here's the singer's statement:
“I was being ironic on stage. Yes I know Obama is not a Muslim (though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is.) And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is – nor should anyone else in America”
Here, here sister!!!
However, it just goes to show everybody who is in the spotlight to be EXTRA careful to choose their words wisely!
An ironic remark might be taken in a way that is opposite of what one's original intentions were which we think is what irony's actual definition is?
That word is freaking confusing!
[Image via WENN.]