On Sunday, the winner of American Idol's Season 3, Fantasia Barrino posted a photo on Instragram with a caption in which the singer revealed she felt "judged" and what was taken by some to be an anti gay marriage message. She wrote:
As of now, the photo has been removed from her account and a statement on Barrino's behalf has been released by her publicist signaling that the singer's words were taken out of context and that she's been a supporter of the LGBT community throughout her career.
Despite the damage control efforts, the public remains skeptical of what Barrino meant by her comment and confused as to why she feels so judged.
Since winning 'Idol' in 2004 Barrino has had a tough time coping with stardom. In 2010 the performer attempted suicide by overdosing on a bottle of Aspirin. When she addressed the issue during an interview with 'Good Morning America', she said that people don't understand the pressure that comes with being a celebrity.
Barrino is set to appear at the 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in New Orleans in February.