'American Idol' Fantasia Barrino Escalates Instagram Rant
"Now I'm angry," writes the season three winner in another gay marriage tirade, which also derides those seeking to "destroy" her.
American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino's war with the media over comments that appeared to slam gay marriage continued on her Instagram account late Thursday.
"NOW I'M ANGRY," the season three winner wrote in her staple all caps. "MY WHOLE TEAM IS GAY, MY MANAGER IS GAY, MIDDLE FINGER UP TO THOSE WHO SEAK [sic] TO DESTROY ME. IT WON'T WORK."
To recap: Barrino's remarks were originally viewed as anti-gay when she wrote on her account, "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!!!!"
She later released a statement through her management that her words were taken "out of context."
"MY STATEMENT WAS TO THOSE WHO SIT BACK AND TRY TO JUDGE ME. CAN’T GO IN ON ME ABOUT THE BIBLE..CAUSE NOTHING IS LIKE THE BIBLE NOW..THAT’S ALL I MEANT. I DON’T JUDGE ANYBODY!!", she continued.
The 28-year old singer wrote that she was "blown away" to see how her words created such a huge media explosion.
Barrino's rant included an apology to her fans, with a challenge to bloggers to correct her spelling and grammar. See the Instagram image below: