‘World Is Gone Mad,’ Says Fantasia Barrino About Gay Nups, Weed


Fantasia Barrino, the singer made famous by winning the third season of American Idol, took to Instagram to tell the world that she is completely confused as to why marriage equality and weed are legal in some places yet she’s still being “judged”.

Judged by whom? An invisible jury? Ghosts of American Idol contestants past? Some omniscient being that goes like only one name? Cher?! Who knows?! But Fantasia is certain she’s being judged and she doesn’t like it at all. She thinks that judgmental shade should be thrown at the people legally getting married and legally smoking dope.

Yes, life is full of mysteries and Instagram is full of deep thoughts; just not on Fantasia Barrino’s feed.

[via Good As You]


  1. jawole says

    She IS awful, but please lay off the snark Belonsky. The comment sections on here are already btchy enough. We don’t need another Queerty on our hands. Thanks.

  2. Remote Patrolled says

    Fantasia had SO much potential when she won Idol but just hasn’t lived up the promise.

    She could and should have been the new Tina Turner but the great songs just weren’t there…

  3. AngelaChanning says

    Poor Fantasia, I guess she is not over her boyfriend and Baby Daddy cheating on her. (I may not get out of the house much, but thanks to the interwebs, I am connected with the world. LOLs)

  4. TampaZeke says

    So she’s having a bad day/week/year/whatever, so she dumps on an entire community that has NOTHING whatsoever to do with making her life miserable?

    I used to hear statements like this in Mississippi in the early 70’s. It went something like this, “The world is going to hell, there’s war in Vietnam, my kids can’t pray in school, yet n*****s can vote and go to the same school as my kids! The world has gone mad!”

    Of course this kind of ignorance isn’t exclusive to Mississippi or the American South. Vulnerable minorities around the world and throughout history have been scapegoated for other people’s problems that they had nothing to do with.

  5. DLRnATL says

    Bollux: I was thinking the same thing. And, while it’s hard to get through that mess of a post, her point is clear enough. God is upset with Fantasia because she’s allowing all this to happen. But, I did wonder, you think she’d turn down singing for a gay marriage reception for the right price? Though, I don’t know what self-respecting to-be-married couple would hire her.

  6. LiamB says

    Fantasia is a mess. As if marriage equality and smoking somehow were equal to her knowingly sleeping with a married man and having his child, then dragging it into the public eye for her crap reality show(as well a ‘attempting’ suicide for ratings). I have to feel sorry for her children.

  7. Houndentenor says

    Screw you, you effing hypocrite.

    A lot of gay people called in to vote for you. You ungrateful little c***! You think you’re going to sustain a singing career without gay fans? You’re an idiot. No wonder your career never went anywhere. Ranting about gay marriage after having a baby out of wedlock? Go away. I’m done with you.

  8. jamal49 says

    @JAWOLE You wish you could be so snarky. That some 8th-rate talent from at 50th-rate TV show could garner even this amount of “fame” shows just how far down the toilet bowl we’ve sunk culturally.

  9. Marshall says

    I think you’re all misreading the are post. It basically comes down to “judge not lest ye be judged.” Fantasia is saying that things that ppl have criticized are now accepted but she is judged w/ no sympathy for her failings.

    Get it?

    The madness is the world’s refusal to forgive her while it moves on and accepts other things that were once outlawed.

  10. Explorerh says

    She has just ended her run as the queen of black gay prides. She is always in Atlanta performing. Now try to pay those bills without the only group of people who are still buying your unintersting music.

  11. Alex Parrish says

    I don’t know this person; I’ve never heard of her, and I have no idea what she is trying to say, but if I were to judge her it would be on her inability to create a post in English. What country is she from? Word-order and construction suggests she might be Finnish. In any event, if she wishes to communicate in English, she needs a coach.

  12. Maguita says

    Wasn’t she on Broadway, or trying to get on Broadway for a while?

    Yeah, good luck getting anywhere near Broadway after this rant, you out-of-wedlock baby-having home-wrecking “good Christian”.

    And @RANDY, we’re at the dawn of 2013 here in America, time for you to understand that gender, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, cultural background and professional background, HAVE NOTHING TO DO with being an a**hole.

    As you are proof enough, that a-holes are just a-holes.

  13. jjose712 says

    She is judged because she had an affair with a married man, became pregnant and then fake a suicide attempt.
    I don’t dislike her music, but she is totally crazy and not in a good way.

    She must learn a thing or two of Jennifer Hudson, she didn’t want her season of AI (even when she was far more talented) but she knows how to deal with her career, and she is able to give interviews without put her foot in her mouth

    Unfortunately, she is not very smart, because a good part from her fanbase is gay, so not a smart move at all

  14. Deee! says

    She seems genuinely paranoid. Honey, if you count internet trolls as people “judging” you, you’ll be suicidal in a week. She hasn’t even been in the news, so I don’t see how she’s being judged. And I don’t care what anyone says, comparing marriage between two consenting, unattached adults to what she did is an insult to every gay married couple. She needs to have a seat, and stay there for a while.

  15. ras says

    i think yall misunderstanding what shes saying shes saying yall judging her for going with a married man but its ok to legal weed and gay marriage and i dont think she mean any bad on the gays she loves the gays she even did gay pride

  16. Tab says

    Anytime someone wants to appear on Piers Morgan or The View they say something like this……. She’s looking for an invite to an interview….. OH, & girl- your 15 minutes was up & you did nothing to extend the time……. bye bye…..

  17. jjose712 says

    Yes Ras, i don’t think her intention was trash gay marriage, but when you notice that you are being misunderstood, the best think you can do is explain yourself, and she did a really bad job doing it.

    I don’t think she is an homophobe (there were a bunch of AI contestants that fit that cathegory) but she doesn’t seem smart enough to deal with twitter

  18. says

    you mean how she was judged for being a single mother who had a child out of wedlock?

    you’d think that would have opened her eyes to ridiculous “religious” bigotry.

    i’m stunned how this young woman could have played the lesbian female lead in The Color Purple and yet have not learned anything from the experience….

  19. hulu says

    I was angry at first but I realized she wasn’t bashing gay marriage. She just expressed herself in a very unclear way.

    She’s actually bashing religious people. Read it again from that point of view and you will realize what she is saying is that those people are getting mad at her (she who isn’t doing anything wrong) while other things they consider terrible abominations are taking place in the world. She’s telling them she’s not living for them, it’s her life.

    She effed up by not being clear about who she was addressing, and frankly her point is a little murky. If you truly want to support your gay fans, this isn’t exactly the best way to do it…

  20. jjose712 says

    To be fair, she has a very decent career, she is no Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, but she does quite well on Urban charts and her album sales are good.

    She is talented, unfortunately her life is a mess, and she is not smart enough to know when is better to keep her mouth shut

  21. We are Here says

    Since she has decided to judge GLBTQ people by a literalist interpretation of the Bible, then it is fair and right to judge her by the same standard:

    9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

    11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women[c] will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

    I Timothy 2.

    There is hardly anything modest about the way she is dressed in that photo.

  22. William says

    absolute BS from the apologists on this board. She speaks with a forked tongue (accepts $$$ from gay folk but surely slams them in front of her anti-gay, “religious” friends). Her throwing gay rights under the bus to deflect from her clear biblical transgressions — chronic premarital sex, having babies out of wedlock, adultery, suicide attempt, lying and more — is clear. Stone the b8tch….just like the bible says.

  23. Larry says

    Honey the world was a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world long before the gays got married. You are just seeing how crazy people are like the anti-gay Christians who are crazy now that their death grip on people is being broken and they can not control fools to give them money for nothing.

  24. J.P says

    She’s a HORRIBLE person to be around. Horrible, diva antics, rude, and completely unprofessional in every way. I had one experience working with her and her team two years ago, and it was truly miserable and as is she. No wonder NO ONE is willing to hire her.

  25. Miguel says

    We need to stop pandering to religious bigots. They are against us being treated as equals in the government we pay into, but we brush it off simply because they quote the Bible. Fantasia knows exactly what she did with what she posted, and forget about the many many gay people who helped her get where she is. This is my definition of rotten.

  26. Datdude77 says

    whats pathetic about her is that the ONE demographic who was least responsible for judging her, most loyal to her, most on her side, and most supportive of her was by far gay people. THIS is her thanks to them.
    I hope any gay person with an ounce of integrity, self respect, and conviction picks better artists to support. How do you support someone’s livelihood who has all interest in not supporting yours?

  27. Cornell Cialo says

    She cheated on a man, had an affair, had a child out of wedlock, was on drugs, and attacked a man…..

    you want to compare that to two same sex loving, TAX PAYING, consenting adults in a beautiful relationship?
    THAT’S even more offensive that she would try to pin us against all her vices. What? we’re supposed to feel good about that and thank her for it?
    No thanks. I don’t APOLOGIZE for being gay. Nor being madly in love with a gay man. That’s not a vice, and never was.

  28. GiantsFan says

    If gay people judged her for her choice of clothing (basically, showing all her goods all the time) or her past, or the many men she’s been with out od wedlock….wed be called hypocrites, hypocrites, hypocrites. but she does it, and her fanboys try to defend her.
    She’s a grade A judgmental bigot and her comments proved it. Plain and simple. I’m gay, I’m not an idiot.

  29. says

    My goof friend also had a sour experience with her. He works in talent relations for a radio station in Boston and Fantasia came in one day for an interview. He was actually a big fan, and complimented her while being very accommodating. She was cold with him and very dismissive. He is gay, and you don’t need sharp gaydar to tell. So he found it all the more confusing that after he told her how wonderful her voice is and how he wishes her great things for her future she she nodded her head like she didn’t want to be bothered and started loudly singing gospel songs. He said it was one of the most odd interactions he’s had in all the time he worked on that station. Now after this incident, part of me thinks it makes sense. She’s a closeted bigot who accidentally slipped up. Gay people really ought to be caring about those who care about them. And not being so worshippy to anyone with a microphone in front of their face.

  30. Carlos says

    Her response to this was:
    “…I use social media to connect with my fans, all my fans, and I have many gay fans too.”

    WTF?! seriously. WTF?!
    Shame on all those gay fans then. Maybe those gay fans of yours should become a fan of themselves first before blindly worshipping a stranger. Respect for self is the most important respect, gay peeps sometimes forget that.

  31. Reality101 says

    Notice the few defending her are using her Bible to excuse her commentary. She came up from the Church? She is coming from a Biblical place? Bigotry is bigotry, and hiding behind faith for judge loving gay couples and gay individuals is no excuse. If you are entitled to use your Bible to make a reference that involves gay people, gay people are entitled to react and respond to it. It’s a two way street, and religion does not rule the road.

  32. jeese says

    You people(those who have trouble comprehending) seem VERY dumb ….she is not GAY bashing just not correctly expressing. You all are doing exactly what she is talking about!!! NO SIN is greater than another…smh

  33. Dynex says

    JEESE and other fanbots,
    Don’t talk about our reading comprehension when you (nor she) can string a sentence together. The reading comprehension of a chemically imbalanced person who is 4 years old could tell you exactly what she meant with her original quote. No one said it was “gay bashing” (but that you used that phrase, suggesting we used it, perfectly proves you’re not even gay) but it was implicitly suggested in her quote that being gay is a deterrent. There is no spinning that, dancing around that, or erasing that. It’s right there in that quote. That you can’t recognize it isn’t our problem.

  34. Duration & Convexity says

    @ Jeese
    And that right there is the heart of the issue here, and one you can’t seem to grasp. Being gay for those of us who are comfortable in our skin isn’t a sin. Your Bible doesn’t dictate what is a sin.

    Gay people don’t seem themselves as sinful when they are lovingly coupled up. And won’t take lightly to it being suggested they are, which you just did subtly with your own post. You can take cover under a Bible and start calling things since, but then don’t run for cover when people start responding.

  35. Julio says

    I think too often we’re just flippant and careless about ignorance people say about gays. This is one example. There was no reason for her to drag gay marriage and all the struggling gay families already trying to survive in this economy in some personal rant about her life. None. Not a one. That she chose to drag gay people in any manner in this hissy fit she’s throwing means she needs to be held accountable for her words. Just like an adult. This rant would have been perfectly harmless and easily made her point with out the mention of gay marriage and those wonderful couples who partake in them. She chose to not do that, and for that, she does have things to answer for.
    Although I really won’t be listening. This girl was over in 2004. She’s just not relevant.

  36. J.P.R says

    In 1991 the Golden Girls devoted a very gay friendly episode to gay marriage, and displayed it in a positive light. All the characters were supportive, and all the terrific actresses expressed support for the episode years later.

    In 2013, we’re having to deal with a national debate about why we should allow gay people equality.

    Have we really moved forward? sure. But some days it feels insane that we even still need to have this debate- in 2013. In a time when LGBT contribute so much to society and economy.

  37. millerbeach says

    I don’t know if I have even heard her voice, so I cannot comment on her talent or lack of, but at first blush, the comments do not appear to be very nice. If she wishes to be a better bigot, effective communication will surely help her efforts. Actually, given the rambling nature of her post, it appears as if she herself were high on marijuana while composing this post.

  38. SF Bob says

    Same chick who has a WIKI page detailing her affairs, out of wedlock births and suicide attempt? Just checking…I like knowing who is high and mighty.

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