Kelly Clarkson has been the subject of much speculation as to her sexuality, rumors that were (mostly) put to bed when she announced her engagement to Brandon Blackstock, a man. But lest you think she’s bothered by any assumptions about her sexuality, she isn’t. In fact, she’s positively floored that women find her attractive!
In her interview with Cosmopolitan, Kelly opened up about rumors that she’s a lesbian:
"People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long.' That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing."
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Kelly’s engagement seems to have had a positive effect on her confidence, since back in 2011, she sounded slightly bitter about such rumors: "I'm pretty sure I've never made out with a girl. It's just not helping me because I'm straight. No boy wants to hit on me because I make mean songs about them, and they think I'm gay."
But another American Idol alum caused controversy by making a less positive comment about the gay community, presumably. Actually, it’s hard to tell what the hell Fantasia Barrino was talking about in her meandering Instagram rant. (Instagram? Not really the place to try and get political.)
"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!!!!"
Your guess is as good as ours as to what Fantasia was trying to say, but using “the world is gone mad” while talking about the legalization of gay marriage sounded off the alarms of intolerance in some.
Fantasia's publicist released the typical damage control statement: "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."
But Fantasia herself went on a less eloquent, but much more passionate rant (in ALL CAPS... sigh) at her statement allegedly being taken out of context:
"I APOLOGIZE TO ALL MY LOVES, ALLLL MY GAYS, QUEENS AND FAB FRIENDS WHO'S SEEING THIS NONSENSE RIGHT NOW. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT THEY HAVE TRASHED ME SINCE THE DAY I STEPPED ON THE IDOL STAGE? HAVEN'T YOU ALSO NOTICED THAT I STILL HAVE NOT STOPPED. TO MY GAY MANAGER( IM OVER SEEING YOU WORK SO HARD) THOSE WHO NO ME NO I DONT JUDGE ANY 1 AND THAT I JUST WANT THEM TO STOP TRYING TO JUDGE ME. TO ALL THE BLOGGERS AND NEWS STATIONS GOD BLESS YOU TOO!! CAUSE YOU NEVER SUPPORT MY GOOD YOU JUST REPORT THE BAD. I DONT CARE WHO GETS MARRIED OR WHO YOU LAY WITH, HANG WITH OR WANT TO BE LIKE. ITS YOUR LIFE LIVE IT. NOW GO AHEAD TAKE THIS AND TURN IT AROUND BUT IM STILL HERE CAUSE GOD PUT ME HERE."
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(This is why you have publicists, people.)
But all in all, it sounds like both ladies are ultimately coming down on the side of tolerance. So we'll call this a win, and call it a day.
Which lady's comments did you find more newsworthy?
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