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Since she became the third winner of American Idol, Fantasia Barrino has been the subject of constant media scrutiny. The North Carolina-bred singer makes the news more often for her personal life than her enormous vocal talent.

Aside from being illiterate and becoming pregnant as a teenager, Fantasia is judged most harshly for seemingly breaking up a happy home when she had a baby with a married man.

The criticism affected her so deeply she attempted suicide. Now, the “Bittersweet” singer is speaking out in her own defense. She posted on her Instagram:

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!!!!

She does have a point about being judged, rising above criticism and owning the choices she makes in her life. But many took offense to her comments about gay marriage being legal.

Even some Christians found fault with Fantasia’s post, saying her wording implies that same-sex marriage should be judged more harshly than adultery.

After the backlash, her public relations team responded to clear up her view on LGBTQ relationships:

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.

What do you think of Fantasia’s comments, Clutchettes?

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