La’Porsha Renae has created a small Twitter backlash over statements she made about gays and lesbians.
American Idol contestant and runner up La’Porsha Renae says she “chose” to be gay for two years, before choosing to be straight.
Her exact words on Twitter were, “@JessicaLandd15 I chose to be heterosexual after being homosexual for 2 years. I chose a belief system that felt TRUE to my spirit. #Truth”
This statement began a long backlash of tweets and subtweets that attacked the songstress on her stance, including one fan who says being gay is not a choice, “that’s wrong,” Kay Sharp tweeted, “I watched my brother grow up gay he was born that way”
Although the singer maintains that she is not homophobic and loves everybody, some on the platform are still not convinced, saying she’s homophobic and they will not buy her albums, to which La’Porsha replied:
“Phobia is a fear. I'm not afraid of homosexuals, nor do I hate them. I respect and love EVERYONE.”
She even told the follower to go educate themselves on her original statement, “and come correct or don't come”
This isn’t the first time La’Porsha has made public her views on homosexuality
Back in April 2016 she stated that she doesn’t agree with the “lifestyle” but has many gay friends.
“I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. It wasn’t how I was raised.” She said in a press interview “But I do have a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual and they’re such sweet, nice people. We should just respect each other’s differences and opinions and move on.”
In that same interview she made clear that she loves and accepts everyone, and that she just wanted to take her daughter and “start over.”
“This is how I feel about the LGBT community: They are people just like us. They’re not animals as someone [boxer Manny Pacquiao] stated before," she said. "They’re people with feelings. Although all of us may not agree with that particular lifestyle for religious reasons, whatever the reason is, you still treat each other with respect. Everybody is a human being. We should be able to coexist with one another.”