"American Idol" champ Fantasia Barrino wants to be clear: She supports the gay community.
The seemingly anti-gay marriage rant she recently posted on her Instagram account was "taken far out of context," according to a statement released by her reps.
Controversy started flying fast and furious when the 28-year-old singer wrote on Instagram (via goodasyou.org): "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!!!!"
That post opened a floodgate of angry comments.
Her reps quickly released a statement, saying, "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."
Which still raises the question: What did she really mean in her post?
Barrino didn't provide much clarity in a later post, except to make it clear she doesn't want to alienate a big part of her fan base.
"It has been brought to my attention that something I said was taken out of context," she wrote. "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."