Fantasia Barrino, the winner of the third series of American Idol in 2004, has caused controversy by citing gay marriage as reasons why the world has gone mad, via Instagram, reports Mercury News. After a waves of retaliation against the singer, she has now apologized.

Her original, fairly confusing comment said: "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!!!!" 

Since then, however, her publicist has released an official statement to GoodAsYou to apologize for her comments, which said: "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." While it may be true that she has felt happy to take money from her gay fans at gay events, her outburst via a personal form of social media perhaps makes her feelings a little clearer. Her views are clearly deigned by her faith by her reference to the Bible, but perhaps she neglected to read the passage that preaches "Love thy neighbour".