A picture is worth a thousand words and apparently Fantasia’s latest picture on the cover of Jet magazine communicates a very old message. The ‘American Idol’ winner took to her Instagram account to blast the magazine for using a decade’s old picture of her for it’s cover story.
“This saddens Me!!! It is clear that this picture is 10 Years Old and JET Magazine puts it on the Cover!! After I send them the NEW LOOK AND DIRECTION. . SAD!!! I WANT A PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM JET. Now im not sure if the interview is correct. SEE!! America they and use me as they crash Dummy BUT NO MORE. IF I DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING ILL FALL FOR ANYTHING.”
It’s unclear if Fantasia’s stand against a 10-year old picture is what most would think of when they hear the phrase, “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” It’s a shame that in the wake of what was an uplifting interview with the magazine, Fantasia chose to publicly lash out against Jet staff via Instagram. Social media is a great platform for celebrities to interact with their fans and promote their latest projects. However, on the contrary, Twitter and Instagram can be the kiss of career death for celebrities as well.
Chris Brown’s Twitter is one such example of a celeb doing more harm than good to his career. He’s had the most outrageous Twitter beefs, including a particularly nasty one with comedian Jenny Johnson. Brown has had several other Twitter rants that have proved the need for his public relations team to deactivate his account. While this outburst from Fantasia is not nearly as detrimental to her career as the ‘Nobodies Business’ singer’s outbursts has been to his, her lack of poise when addressing an issue that could be easily handled by her manager is still in poor taste.
Outside of her rant about Jet Magazine using an old picture, the singer did talk about her recent struggles and her new attitude about it all. Fantasia said, “I am finally able to love myself. The main thing I wanted in life was peace and freedom; the ability to let go…You could say the stage saved me because when I’m in front of people I carry my pain and soul…That is my salvation.”
Hopefully the troubled singer can use her new-found attitude to find a way to promote her music through social media and leave all rest of her complaints to her management to handle.