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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  • And this is why your judged, cause the ignorance shines right through.

  • Ask_ME

    While Fantasia is not the post child for good behavior I see her point. I, too, find it disgusting that gay folks get praise nowadays. On this site folks are actually pleased with two MEN marrying each other. That ish is gross.

    And you can call me homophobic or whatever. I don’t care. I’m not religious.

    I don’t throw the bible up and say people are going to hell. I simply don’t agree with homosexuality. With that said, I respect people’s rights to do whatever they please. I just hate when people expect other folks to “accept” ish that clearly is NOT normal or the way intended (referring to the reality that same sex couples CANNOT procreate).

    • many heterosexual couples cannot procreate, or have no interest in doing so–does that mean they are also “not normal”?

    • Ask_ME

      There is a difference between someone being barren or someone who has some type of medical condition and same sex couples…

      Let me make it plain:

      Two women | | cannot have sex and make a child.

      Two men – – cannot have sex and make a child.

      However, under normal circumstances a MAN and a WOMAN |- can make a child.

      See the difference???

      In my opinion, the mere fact that same sex couples cannot create life naturally (as in egg and sperm…each from one member of the couple)…makes what they are unnatural.

    • mr.vicious

      Excuse my graphic detail, but how many ladies wipe away or towards after taking a dump. Now superimpose that with what two men do…

      I do see where she is coming from, she saying there is a lot of sin going around, so why is she the focal point.

    • huh?

  • dirtychai

    “I’m not doing nothing for you” however you want me to buy your bama-ass music, correct?

  • MommieDearest

    Someone needs to block Fannie’s access to ALL social media. That is all.

  • Tired of reading judgmental folks who hide behind the computer.

    She has a point. People are choosing which sins to overlook while judging others harshly. As someone said…a sin is a sin is a sin. They are all sins in HIS eyes and all sinners will have to answer to HIM. I don’t see her comment as gay bashing, but rather as referencing a hot topic. I wonder how many of those who are judging, name calling, etc were jumping for joy with the news of Kanye & Kim’s baby news. Don’t forget she is still married.
    On another note, the article said it was written on her Instagram account, not in an ENGL 1101 composition class.