Fantasia Experiences Racism, For Real

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Over the weekend, TMZ reported that Fantasia came across a racist letter while going through her fan mail after a Los Angeles performance of The Color Purple last Friday. The note included racial slurs, as well as a line that read “go back where you came from and die.” Weirdly, the person who wrote the letter claims to have worked as security on American Idol while Fantasia was on it. With security like that, who needs threats?

The theater hosting The Color Purple has put stronger (presumably non-racist) security precautions into effect. Fantasia says, “I will not be defeated by one isolated person’s hatred.” Good for her, right? Also, what year is this again? I mean, I know it’s 2010, but when backwards crap like this happens, it makes me feel like we’re hurtling through time, back to the Antebellum South. [TMZ]

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