Girl, Bye! ‘American Idol’s La’Porsha Renae Talks Gay Community AGAIN! Says She ‘Chose’ To Be Straight After Being Gay For 2 Years “Being Gay Is a Choice, I Chose a Belief System”

Posted March 9, 2018

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American Idol‘ final season runner up La’Porsha Renae is back in headlines and once again it has to do with her thoughts on the LGBT community instead of her music.

If you recall, around the time of her win, the singer revealed her disdain for the gay community and received quite a bit of backlash for that. She also received some backlash for her comments on Beyonce. Now the singer is opening up about her “stint” as a lesbian which led her to her decision to not accept homosexuality.

via Huffington Post:

Renae, who lost to Trent Harmon on the final season of “Idol,” responded to a Twitter user’s claims that she was homophobic early Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer quickly denied the accusation.

But the Mississippi native didn’t stop there. When another Twitter user took issue with Renae deeming that being gay was a “choice,” she responded in a series of tweets claiming that being gay is absolutely a choice. The tweets have all since been deleted but get into the quotes below:

You’re wrong to think it’s not a choice for some….because it was for me. #Truth

— La’Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) March 8, 2017

And the bigger picture of my statement was that homosexuals should be loved and respected, not dehumanized…not whether/not it was a choice

— La’Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) March 8, 2017

@JessicaLandd15 I chose to be heterosexual after being homosexual for 2 years. I chose a belief system that felt TRUE to my spirit. #TRUTH

— La’Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) March 8, 2017

ays1023 Lol now who’s judging? U haven’t walked in my shoes, so don’t try to diagnose me…it’s not your place 2 tell me what I was/wasn’t

— La’Porsha~Renae (@laporsharenae) March 8, 2017

Despite deleting her tweets, the singer provided the following statement to Huffington Post regarding her tweets.

“I decided to be heterosexual because I felt like that’s the life God intended me to live. My response to your skepticism is that many people walk many different strokes of life,” she wrote. “Some people believe they chose homosexuality and some believe they didn’t. Who’s to say one is wrong? It’s not fair to generalize anyone’s sexuality or walk of life.”

She continued:

Let people believe what they want to believe about themselves. Life can be a complex thing. It’s not always black or white. I took a journey and became more grounded in my faith, and decided that I wanted to live a heterosexual life. The main point I want people to take away from my Tweets is that we are all shaped by different experiences, and we should all love and respect one another. We don’t have to have the same truths or personal belief systems to love one another and get along. I have homosexual friends and family. I believe in God and Jesus, my christ and savior, yet i have CLOSE friends who are atheists, friends who are Muslims, friends who are Jewish, friends who are transgender and believe God gave them the wrong body… We ALL LOVE ONE ANOTHER… we don’t try to “convert” each other and we don’t CONDEMN each other for how different our walks of life are.

Everyone should have to right to believe in what they believe in and to live their lives the way they feel they want to. Me choosing to be straight does not in any way reflect on my love for homosexuals. I’ve been told that I’m a bigot, a hypocrite, a gay basher, a homophobic. I’m none of those things. I LOVE EVERYONE. ANYONE is welcome to hang out with me and have fun, or sit down with me and talk. I don’t discriminate against anyone. And I don’t condone hating someone or treating them badly because they live differently than I do. I so wish that people knew me for who I really am, but I don’t have that privilege. Social media takes a statement like, “Despite our different beliefs, we should be able to love and respect each other and treat each other with kindness” and turns it into “LaPorsha Renae Hates LGBTQ community.”


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