As we reported recently, Fantasia Barrino explained why she backs All Lives Matter and her reasoning is due to her having white fans and biracial relatives.
In a video, she said the following:
“Two thousand years ago Jesus ended the debate on which lives matter. He died for all of us. All of us. Martin Luther King stood for love and unity for all people. United we stand, divided we fall. Let’s all stand together…together. Black lives matter, yes they do. All lives matter.
“Like he said, our grandson is biracial. My nieces and my nephews biracial. Do their lives not matter?
“We just got off a tour…me and Anthony Hamilton. And that crowd was black, white, young, old…people who bought who supported and bought tickets. And while we was on that stage, we appreciated that. We ain’t have no problem with that. But now we put out one little post, one little post…and that’s my problem with people. They miss the whole message and they’re just looking for something to like, Oh! I found something. Let’s start some negativity.’ It’s our own people bashing. But guess what? If God be for me, it’s more than the world against me.”
Hours ago, the singer posted an apology to Instagram:
Don’t apologize if you meant what you did and said.
This! I’m so tired of people.
But she said how she really feels.
I’m sure her diehard black fans will keep supporting her but I’m done. It’s too serious out here for black lives for me to financially support anyone who doesn’t give a damn about us or anyone who can’t even just say Black Lives Matter. And the fact that she not only doesn’t understand the movement, but bashed black people in the next breath is why I’m over her. I wish her the best but I’m going to ignore her from here on out.
Exactly! I promptly unfollowed her on instagram. She proved to me who she was the first time, an apology won’t change that.
I doubt this is from the heart. She was very open about how she feels. And if that’s how she feels, that’s how she feels. I don’t need an apology from people when they let me know where they stand on these kind of issues. The honesty makes it easy for me cross people out and keep it moving.
She can keep it. Her and her husband are ignorant as hell. I’m glad their true colors came out.
I’m assuming her publicist told her to apologize. What she said in those videos is how she really feels. She needs to educate herself on #BLM immediately.
Someone must have told her to apologize, I don’t believe this is sincere. She already exposed her ignorance when let us know how she felt the first time. Too little too late.
I think some people try to get everyone to get along, the so called peace makers but if thats how you feel so be it. I dnt think she meant to offend anyone but since its out there own it. It’s soo annoying that people say one thing online and either delete or try to save face
lmao nothing but damage control
Not buying this apology. Like y’all already said, she meant that garbage she said and that’s the real problem.
She really can sit down in a corner. She sounded exactly like an ignorant and privileged white person repeating the same tired rhetoric they push on Fox News. And she topped it off putting down black people for checking her ignorance on the subject. No one is hating on her or being a crab in a barrel. Back folks are sick and tired of the BS and we are not going to support anyone who won’t support us anymore. She will no longer get a dime out of me.