Fantasia: Gay marriage comments ‘taken out of context’

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Fantasia Barrino

American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino has responded to criticism she’s receiving following an Instagram post that contained a caption about same-sex marriage.

The 28-year-old singer posted the photo to her tasiasword account with the writing:

“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 photo that accompanied the caption can be viewed on

Soon after fans and bloggers began responding to the post, the Grammy-winner issued a statement obtained by E! Online:

“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.”

Yahoo! TV reports Fantasia is preparing to release a fourth studio album this year following last month’s release of her latest single, “Lose to Win.”


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