Fantasia Barrino’s PR team claims the singer’s comment about marriage equality being an example of a world gone mad were “taken far out of context”:
Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram 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.
Supporting an abstract community and supporting specific equal rights are not necessarily the same thing, mind you.