La’Porsha Renae Apologizes For “Homophobic” Remark
La’Porsha Renae was in hot water for saying she didn’t “agree” with the “LGBT lifestyle” when asked for her two cents on Mississippi’s anti-LGBT bill. The American Idol runner-up is a Mississippi girl.
Here’s what she said:
“This is how I feel about the LGBT community: They are people just like us. They’re not animals as [Manny Pacquiao] stated before. 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.
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. 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.”
Here’s what she’s saying now after the LGBT set up a bonfire in her mentions.
“I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. So, I tried to be as open and honest and neutral as possible, but that’s the way interviews go. Sometimes when you do interviews, it gets twisted up. I can understand when I read it back why people were offended, and for that I deeply apologize. I wasn’t trying to offend anyone. I was just trying to honestly answer a question that caught me off guard. It was supposed to be an interview about singing, and it became political and I’m not a political person at all.”
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