Fantasia Judges In Attempt Not To Be Judged?

fantasia offends on instagram

American Idol‘ alum Fantasia has gotten herself into an online kerfluffle. She posted a picture of herself on Instagram with the following caption:

“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!!!!”

The post appears to have been taken down from Fantasia’s instagram, but you can see a screen shot of it. Are you KIDDING me? Why would you post something so judgmental as an argument that you should NOT be judged?! Fantasia (and her reps) are now chalking the whole thing up to being taken out of context. The singer followed up with this:

“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 they support me. Bloggers please stop misrepresenting the facts.”

Fantasia’s rep also released the following statement:

“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context. 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.”

I’m not sure how Fantasia’s Instagram post was taken out of context, but I’m glad she’s now clarifying her stance on important civil rights issues like gay marriage.