The friend confided to People Magazine:
[Image via Instagram.]
Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is not a great way to start the new year.
Fans were shocked when they saw the (above) pic of Fantasia Barrino on her Instagram account along with a fairly homophobic caption against gay marriage.
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!!!!
Wow… those are certainly not the words of someone who believes in love and light!
She has since deleted the post, but not before her rep released the following statement, claiming that her remarks were taken out of context. Her PR people said:
"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."
Seems like a bit of backtracking to us, but we're HOPING that Fantasia isn't truly so opposed to gay marriage!
We're still side-eyeing the whole thing for now….
[Image via Fantasia's Instagram.]