January 1, 2013

Homophobic Idol?

Someone who hasn't been on our culture vulture radar for quite awhile, early American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, is back on gaydar this week and not in a good way.

Fantasia, who has a truly amazing voice, won an early round of idol, released a few albums, hit number one with the single I Believe, won a Grammy, was on Broadway, had a tabloid-topping affair with a married man, attempted suicide, had a second baby, and then pretty much vanished off the radar, hopefully to fix up her life.

And now she is back, with this Instagram posting:

So the world has gone mad, we are doing thing the bible says we should not be, weed is legal, gay marriage is legal, and so on.... what the fuck?

Since the inflammatory post appeared, Barrino’s account drew the ire of angry fans, who posted words of disappointment on the singer’s feed.

A quick response from her management was released:  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.”
Fantasia later deleted the post, and took to Instagram with a pink photo lined with Hello Kitty images and a rebuke of Internet bloggers: 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.
Really? We misinterpreted your words? They seem pretty clear to me. Gay marriage shows the world has gone mad... oh no, that's not offensive at all.

Okay you are clarifying and saying it is about how people shouldn't judge... not sure I see a solid logic chain there, but let's run with it...  you are angry that people are judging you. Who is judging you? Simon Cowell eight years ago? Gays who paid to see your Broadway musical? Singers who still actually generate hits?

I am not buying your explanation. But hey I could be wrong, maybe you aren't a homophobe... but then you are a moron.  Some people should just stay off the internet.