Fantasia Speaks on the Controversy Surrounding Her Comments Regarding Gay Marriage

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

R&B singer and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has had a crazy 48 hours. Instagram hasn’t been too kind to Fantasia, especially since it’s been the place of choice for her to express her mind about the criticism she has received over dating a married man (Antwaun Cook) and arguing with the family of said married man on Thanksgiving Day via the comment section of her Instagram photos. Regardless, Fantasia claims she is done attempting to please her critics, and living her life out in the open, as the singer even posted pictures that somewhat confirmed that he’s back in her life even though reports last year suggested the two had ended their romance.

Though Fantasia claims that she no longer cares about what people think of her relationship with Antwaun Cook, she did rant again the other day because she once again is feeling some kind of way about people labeling her a homewrecker.

In rant, in which the singer reminded her followers about the many different sins that have “been accepted” in our current society, the singer then went on to say that she didn’t understand why people were judging her so harshly:

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In just a matter of minutes, Fantasia’s followers began to accuse her of putting down the gay community. It didn’t take to long for her comments to make their way to the gossip blogs and her mentions were slaughtered by those who were angered by Fantasia’s rant.

Well Fantasia’s camp reached out to Urban Belle exclusively, and wanted to make it clear that Fantasia feels her words were taken out of context. They sent us the following public statement:

“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Instragram 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 also posted a response and told her fans on Instagram that she was taken out of context by bloggers, but the singer quickly deleted the post.


  1. She has a right to her own opinion. These celebrities also have to learn to accept critism rather good or bad and move on. Instagram gone drive all them CRAZY!

      1. Alright boo, I was on a much needed vacation:) I did come check out the daily post just wasnt able to reply to any of it! HAPPY 2013 to you!

  2. She didn’t have to apologize. Smart people knew what she meant. She wasn’t trying to judge anyone, her whole point was no one can judge anyone because we all sin.

    1. Homosexuality is NOT a sin!! To compare 2 loving, committed adults in a relationship to this sl*t and her whore boyfriend is extremely offensive, that’s what people are upset about! She is CLEARLY saying being gay is a sin and we all accept that, so why is she being attacked? And then she doesn’t have the guts to stand by what she said, she LIES and sends out this spin. What a joke, much like Fantasias career.

  3. I didn’t get the rage in the first place. She called out all the sins, not just the gays. Again, people overreacted.

  4. Didn’t Fantasia JUST learn how to read and write?! People can’t take everything this girl writes on Instagram to heart. I mean really. Let her be. She meant no harm.

  5. Well I’m gay and I was offended! I’m intelligent and I found the comments distasteful. The problem with the comments is we have fought long and hard to get gay marriage legalized. And here goes Fantasia ranting about how it’s wrong and how it’s another reason society is all messed up. You’re damn skippy I’m offended. It doesn’t bother you if you’re not gay. But get over yourselves and think about how it would make you feel if you were gay.

    1. Good point. But you shouldn’t automatically label Fantasia as someone who is against gays for speaking what is the truth from a Christian perspective. The church is against homosexuality, fake pastors, crime, and drugs, etc. But it’s become acceptable to many in our society. Her whole point is no one can judge no one.

  6. I still think it was a whole bunch of fuss over nothing. But eventually, Fantasia’s going to have to put a stop to these silly fits she throws on Instagram.

  7. I think this is coming from her relationship with Cook, people are judging her and that situation and with everything else going on in the world she is wondering why people are pointing the finger at her. But my advice would be “why care about what anyone has to say about you, nobody is perfect so live your life” I walk with my head up at all times and whomever doesnt like it can kick rocks with open toe sandals on # Get U Some Business

  8. Black folks should be the last ones calling out anyone, we’ve had to fight so hard to get what we have now, accept all people. Don’t hate on gay people or call us sinners. It’s unacceptable.

  9. I’m glad some of you were smart enough to catch on to what Fantasia was trying to say! Kd your comment was straight ignorance! Black folks should be the last to call anyone out? Really?

  10. Well FIRST THING I FEEL BOTH SIDES?? Gay or not I understand how the gay person will feel that she threw up the gay in there tho it’s true but yet in still I re call *COUGH* she just tried to KILL HER SELF WHICH IS ALSO THE SAME LEVEL AS ALL THE SINS SO A BLIND PERSON CAN’T LEAD A BLIND GIRL SIT DOWN THEN on the none gay she did say all sins I agree but I think she need to notice hers first before she speak amen let it rest!!!

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