Fantasia Slammed For Anti-Gay Instagram Rant

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  • Fantasia caused a bit of controversy for some anti-gay comments she made on Instagram Sunday night. The singer, apparently responding to some criticism aimed at her, posted a picture of herself standing on a table saying:

    I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, 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!!! Im not doing Nothing for you…My Life!!!!

    Fanny’s followers wasted no time going in with the insults which ranged from her education level to her relationship with baby daddy Antwaun Cook.

    Fanny defended herself by stating:

    It has been brought to my attention that something I said was taken out of context. 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 well as they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts.

    The post was later deleted and her reps went into spin mode and released the following statement:

    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. 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.

    Sometimes it’s best to just keep your fingers off those keys!

    (Photo: Retna)

    Originally seen on http://hellobeautiful.com/

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    20 thoughts on “Fantasia Slammed For Anti-Gay Instagram Rant

    1. If Ms.Tasia said nothing wrong, why did she quickly have her people retract her statement. Maybe because she’s not as dumb as she sounds or acts. Money talks and when almost no one is buying your music, she did the standard celebrity ‘about face’ so she doesn’t lose even more fans than she already has. She should open her mouth ONLY to sing, keep her opinions to herself, & leave the ‘preaching’ to the pastors. #sosickofstupidcelebrities

      • We are all human, and God has given us all free will but He is the creator and the only judge. We have our own opinions just like we have everything that we have but when you see a comment like what Fantasia said take it for what it is and stop picking apart what you want. You haveto answer to God I have to answer to God we all do. Let Him show you whats going on and what is really being said. Words can kill choose Life!

    2. Everyone has a right to their opinion no matter how ignorant, but dont be suprised when people voice their disapproval w/ your opinion. You can stand in your churches, on twitter, on facebook, or in a comment on a blog and say how you feel about gay marriage, but understand there are many that disagree and will say so. Disagreeing and voicing dispproval w/ a comment isnt being oppressed. How silly to even say that. The problem is folks are mad gays are out of the closet and no longer quiet. Folks wish we would hush and just allow our rights be trampled. It is so similiar to whites in the 60′s. Wishing blacks would shut up w/ this demand for equal rights. Outraged when folks labled their comments racist. Just how they were outraged at blacks moving in their neighborhoods and marrying their children because God’s word said do not be unequally yolked… Now that interpretation of the SAME scripture is seen as racist and ridiculous, but was a common interpretation then. Fantasia did not have to retract her statement at all, but considering she hasnt sold an album in years and her concerts are full of LGBT supporters she retracted her statement. You can say whatever you want, but understand those you cast stones at don’t have to financially support you and WILL keep our money for albums of those who support us or are smart enough to not upset their fans. Just like i am sure many white CEOs dont like blacks, they sure like that money in blacks pocket and will keep comments about blacks to themselves or in private. You have freedom of speech just know everyone has freedom to spend their dollars as they choose. And many companies and celebrities are realizing just how much money the LGBT community has and THATS why they retract. As far as the gay marriage issue its a matter of equal rights and religious freedom. Just because the majority of christians feel it is wrong doesnt mean the laws should enforce it. It is a civil liberty. You cant force your religious views on another nor make it a law. If your church doesnt agree w/ it your church doesn’t have to do it and doesnt have to take federal money. And THATS the real issue lol if the laws were the same for all americans regardless of sexuality, all organizations that accept federal dollars have to have the same policies for all they serve. Churches want religious freedom but want my gay tax dollars to support them. Atheist can marry, a person on death row can get married, i can marry a man and get divorced each year, but I cant marry the one woman I love and have the same federal financial protections and tax deductions as everyone else, but I pay the same taxes….

    3. why is it that people “think” you have to support gay relationships. if you supported Murderers you would be called out. Being Gay is against GOD and as a person you do not have to accept a lifestyle that you believe is a sin against GOD. Regardless of others or the “WORLD” want us to do or believe you do not have to support that lifestyle. That does not mean that you hate those that are gay or wont associate with those that are gay, but that does not mean you have to accept that lifestyle. The devil is a liar and just because I live in this world does not mean i have to take on all the sinful beliefs. That is why this is America, we have different views and opinions. I am sick of everyone acting like you have to accept a lifestyle that you deem is a great sin. Hell, accept those that kill, accept those that commit adultry, accept child sex offenders, WTHECK stand for something

    4. I so agree. We should not judge, yet any one that is afraid to speak openly their opinion or belief is judged! Pathetic… I will not stand in judgement for them on their judgement day as they will not stand for me. that being said Fanatasia said nothing wrong. She is right we are so consumed with following the crowd that we will be following most to the pits of hell. God said if you are with him you will dislike what he dislikes. I am so tired of having to shhhhh… everyone else speaks their minds and then have to retrace.. i am not retracing.. I love ppl what they do behind their doors is their business and i don’t need to see it -

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    6. What I find hypocritical and a bit hilarious is the idea that “judging” someone is wrong. We are supposed to discern and judge people. To me, saying dont judge me is a cop out. It suggests that everything is permissible, which it isn’t and there aren’t consequences for ones words and actions. That’s the real issue in this world: people want to say, do and act, however they want, without judgement….sorry, grown folks no better. You certainly shouldn’t be judgmental but yes, making judgement calls, I think based on God, is important.

    7. Do you remember the time when gays first strarted comeing out of the closet in masses. Remember how they would say “I am gay, do not judge me for what I do but for who I am.” Saying that it is the lifestyle that they live and that they will not push it on us and that we should accept them.
      I believe that we have been lied to, They told us a fib, guess they where just joshen.
      Who knew it would turn into the monster that it is today. Now they will attack you for expressing your opinion and call you names. They will dig up any sins that you may have committed and expose it to the world to shame and silence you.

      Fantasia, you are a talented and beautiful woman. What you said didn’t sound anti-gay to me. You where simply pointing out that people do many things in this world and that nobody should judge. Sadly you saying this just brought on more judgment from bigots. The only thing you did wrong was by backtracking on what you said. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion and when you back down then you just lost your first admendment right.

      The gays originally game out saying basically that everyone has the right to their own opinion without being judged. However now that they are the loudest and most outspoken militant group out there they feel the need to oppress us. They will find the hard way that black people will never be oppressed again and we will not allow anyone regardless of color, culture, or religious choice to be oppressed.

    8. She didn’t say anything wrong. Every time someone make a comment or have an opinion about GAYS it’s looked upon as if they should be ostracize. Who gave them the right to sat the standard for everyone that do not agree with this sick insolent GAY behavior. ” GOD WORD WILL NEVER CHANGE”.

    9. I really don’t see anything wrong with her comment. I think she was simply stating that some segments of society accept gay marriages or marijuana legalization, yet they are judging her for some mistakes she may or may not have made. Basically, she is correct in that we should not be judging anyone based on how they choose to live their lives or by the “mistakes” they may or may not have made.

    10. What did she say that was soo wrong or offensive? Media people you need to learn to accept other peoples opinions…there’s no such thing as Homophobia it’s just the opposite of what your lifestyles & beliefs. Celebrities & every other citizen has the right NOT to Choose or accept the Gay lifestyle in their own consciousness..then Everybody would be Gay..& Abort children..DO YA”LL UNDERSTAND? Gay people HATE heterosexual SEX don’t ya?! YOU HATE kissing the opposite Sex Don’t YA!? YOU HATE the idea of having babies unexpectedly DON”T YA?! Ok then you are pro-choice & Gay..allow others to be WHO they are. The gay agenda is so huge that if ANYBODY is against it they are considered an enemy?! Oh well..

    11. I feel you Fantasia, people always are judging, keep your opinions to yourself. There is only one judge in my life so opinions of others don’t matter. But, its so irritating when people want to put their judgments on you, take a mirror and look at your own inconsistencies first

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      • I also agree with Ms. Fantasia. She clearly said what she meant to say. She didn’t bash anyone. It is a shame that we can’t express our frustrations without someone taking offense. She doesn’t want to be judged. It’s as simple as that, but it’s unfortunate that in today’s society everyone is judging everyone. If everyone decided to worry about themselves we would have a lot less time to worry about our fellow brothers and sisters. I love Fantasia. I think she’s talented, beautiful, and smart who made a few mistakes just as we all have.

    12. This new technology today (twitter, facebook, instagram, etc) just aids in showing the stupidy of people. How about just not say anything and keep your comments to yourself that way your statements won’t have to be taken out of context. I love Tasia, but dang!!!!

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