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American Idol's La'Porsha Renae Says She Chose to Be Straight

American Idol's La'Porsha Renae Says She Chose to Be Straight

La’Porsha Renae, who came in second place on the final season of American Idol, is under fire for comments she wrote on Twitter about how she “chose to be heterosexual after being homosexual for 2 years.”

The 23-year-old singer sent out a bunch of tweets after someone accused her of being homophobic.

“Phobia is a fear. I’m not afraid of homosexuals, nor do I hate them. I respect and love EVERYONE,” La’Porsha wrote. “Go educate yourself on my statement and come correct or don’t come at all.”

One Twitter user then wrote to her and said, “you do believe they’re choosing it and that’s wrong I watched my brother grow up gay he was born that way.”

“You’re wrong to think it’s not a choice for some….because it was for me. #Truth,” La’Porsha responded. “And the bigger picture of my statement was that homosexuals should be loved and respected, not dehumanized…not whether/not it was a choice.”

Click inside to read all of the tweets…

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  • j k

    Choose to be not-fat! Maybe that’ll work.

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  • cutitout

    Either she was never really gay or she is gay and is choosing not to be true to herself. Just being in a same sex relationship does not actually make you gay. Not that simple. There are plenty of gay people who are married to people of the opposite sex but that does not make them straight.

  • SamFarrah

    Yeah I think she is choosing not to be true to herself-she said “I chose a belief system that felt true to my spirit”…doesn’t seem that she is allowing herself to be who she really is. That’s sad.

  • Mike Patton

    Do you know how ridiculous you sound? It’s amazing how hypocritical the homosexual/gay community is nowadays. If someone wants to” come out” wave a flag and give them an award. Conversely, if someone wants to go back in or come out as being straight you want to demonize them. And attach that oh so famous “hate badge” to them as though someone can’t choose be heterosexual and be proud of without hating homosexuals/ gays. All that is is a tired way of trying to convince people to believe what you would like for them to believe. But most people that doesn’t work. Life gives us all a choice and to be gay or straight is nothing more or nothing less than that. I give Laporsha a big hand clap for standing on what she believed and being able to articulate it accurately and respectfully. At the end of the day she’s exercising exactly what you all have fart to exercise and that’s your freedom of choice. Choice being the freedom to decide how you will live, not the power to dictate how someone else will live,nor how they will View the way you live. That too is a choice. That choice doesn’t have to be the truth but it must be that individuals choice. If one doesn’t believe in your lifestyle or support your lifestyle, that does not equate to hate. It’s simply a choice to believe what fits ones spirit and conviction…. I’m sure you already know this.