La'Porsha's Awkward Exit

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“American Idol” runner-up” La’Porsha Renae now says that her comments about not approving of the LGBT “lifestyle” were misunderstood.


“We should be able to coexist with one another,” Renae said in a post-show interview, when asked about the “religious freedom” laws recently enacted in her home state of Mississippi. “I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. That wasn’t how I was raised.”

Renae now regrets the friction caused by her remarks. “I tried to be open and honest and neutral as possible,” the finalist wrote on Periscope: “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.”

Last modified: April 17, 2018