Does Jet Owe Fantasia A Better Explanation Or Is She Complaining Too Much?

fan227As many have already heard Fantasia is yet again using social media to let out her frustration. This time she unleashed on JET magazine whom she says used an outdated picture of her ,on their latest cover.  Her post on Instagram  read,  “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.”

While the old saying “if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything” may be true, complaining too much can be toxic for an entertainer’s career. The former American Idol, may have to learn the hard way. As of late the singer has been very verbal about her feelings.

Frustrated and fed up by the harsh criticism she was getting, Fantasia took to social media to let it out.  Her first grievance about same sex marriage and marijuana being alright but her life is criticized, led to serious backlash.

Now one has to wonder if her past ranting has resulted in her latest grievance being disregarded by supporters and JET magazine. JET’s editor –in- chief. Mitzi Miller released a statement, in regard to the recent allegations by Fantasia saying, “JET magazine is honored to have Fantasia grace the cover of its March issue. It is unfortunate that Fantasia is displeased with the cover selection, however JET stands by its decision. As standard editorial practice, JET consulted with Fantasia’s team, but reserves the right to select the image we deem as most appropriate for JET’s brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment. JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.”

 Notice that the statement ended with encouraging people to buy the issue? It all comes back to money. There has to be a release somewhere that would clear up the entire issue. If the release form that Fantasia signed says that they have the right to edit any way that they deem fit, then Fantasia has no leg to stand on.

JET could be basing their reluctance to apologize on that little piece of paper called a contract.  However, Fantasia has a right to defend herself, if she thinks she has been misrepresented.  The issue is not the fact that she is defending herself, but the manner in which she chooses to do it in. The social media platforms have been the downfall for many.

Although it can be a fun place to interact with fans without inhibition, as a celebrity you have to be careful what you say because your life is magnified 24/7.  It may not have been a wise choice for Fantasia to vent about a reputable magazine within the African American community, through Instagram. Where was her PR when all of this was going down? Someone could have advised her better and maybe the magazine should have been more proactive in working with Fantasia’s reps, instead of taking the easy way out with an old picture.

Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City.

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  1. They purposely used that photo. They wanted her to know they didnt respect her or her opinion. Why are people talking about her like she is trash? She is not perfect, she made mistakes, it comes with being young. I also noticed how the writer of.this.article was quick to condemn Fantasia for using the social media but not the editor in chief, who insulted Fantasia on her fb page….hmmm elitist much?????

  2. Herman Hawkins Jr.

    Here is a woman who has had multiple children out of wedlock, the last with a man she knew was married, then goes on a gay bashing tantrum to justify her own sins. To boot she put out a song glorifying her single motherhood called “Baby Mama.” As the late great Isaac Hayes put it in a song you can take someone out of the ghetto but you cannot take the ghetto out of them. Fantasia is such an example and needs to get her house in order instead of ranting about a cover photo.

  3. I don’t know why they would publish an old picture of Fantasia for their 2013 cover.

  4. Fantasia can care less about what people say about her! she is an success!ghetto or people are alway’s calling each names.Fantasia has more class, and money than a lot of you ever will!Did any of you make it to American idol!I DON’T THINK SO!SHE WANT EVER HAVE TO SEE ANY OF YOU HATERS!

  5. I think you all are being a little too hard on Fantasia. I don’t know exactly what her issue is with the older picture, but I am not going to bring her career and her upbringing into the equation. There are plenty of women like her who came from the ghettos, have talent but are still doing the same things they’ve been doing for years. Her life has not been great, but she managed to at least make it better than it was. You can always count on people to knock someone when there is an opportunity.

  6. You can take some people out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the person. Sadly, Fantasia is confused about the status of her career as well as her significance. She is no longer relative. She has made a public spectacle of herself in such a shameful way. She is caught up between a gospel quartet singer and a washed up R and B singer. With all of the ink and the horrible wigs and weave who wants to put her on a cover other than Jet. She should clap her hands real hard and call God good!

  7. Don’t complain about the age of the picture but be grateful there is still a media outlet still interested in covering your failing career. When you haven’t done anything substantive in years she should remember any press is good press. As far as her comment on Instagram, proofread or at least have someone else enter your submissions. Your ignorance is too obvious.

  8. Miss Fanny,

    Speak your mind and use your money wisely. When the media clearly sees that they can not control you, then walk away with hopefully millions. :-)