American Idol Runner-Up La’Porsha Renae Apologizes For Hurting Anyone After Anti-Gay Comments
“American Idol” runner-up La’Porsha Renae has apologized for anti-gay comments she made to the press one day after she lost the title to Trent Harmon.
On Friday, she was asked about the anti-LGBT bill that was passed in Mississippi (her and Trent’s home state) and she said:
“…they are people just like us…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.”
Her comments launched a firestorm on social media and La’Porsha has apologized in a 30-minute livestream over the weekend.
She said: “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.”
— La'Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) April 10, 2016
It’s a lengthy non-apology apology.
Just accept gays period.