The most popular celebrity excuse for saying something really offensive is “It was taken out of context!”
And that’s exactly what former American Idol star Fantasia Barrino is pulling with her latest scandal (on the heels of missing a lot of Color Purple performances, not causing a couple’s divorce, having a suicide attempt, and so many other bad-press incidents).
Here’s what the bible thumper illiterately posted as a caption on Instagram:
“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 I’M JUDGED!!! I’m doing Nothing for you…My Life!”
Yikes. Trying to piece those thoughts together into something coherent isn’t easy, but it sounds like Fantasia’s mad that some people can actually smoke pot and get married, but somehow she’s being crucified just for being a bit of a big-time mess.
After the uproar over her remarks, Fantasia’s people decided that her rant was “taken far out of context….Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of 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 wth her fans, all of her fans.”
Oh, the old “She welcomes gay people to buy her merch, therefore she couldn’t possibly be homophobic” routine.
The singer herself jumped on the same “context”-mobile (without really explaining how her words were allegedly twisted around):
Said she: “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.”
But when I screech “I, Michael Libby Musto, feel you need to keep your ‘world gone mad’ rants to yourself and plug it up,” please don’t get mad and take it out of context!