La’Porsha Renae has apologized for comments she made earlier this month at a press conference, during which she said, “I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle” when asked to discuss the new anti-gay legislation in Mississippi, her home state.
“I do have a lot of friends a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual,” she said at the time. “We should just respect each other’s differences and opinions and move on.”
American Idol‘s Season 15 runner-up subsequently found herself in hot water after social media condemned her statement.
Now, in an interview with TV Line, she’s acknowledged that she’d been “offensive by using the word ‘lifestyle'” and took the time to emphasize “I deeply apologize.”
Not exactly the weightiest apology we’ve seen come across our desk in recent months, but there you are.