Gospel singer #VickiYohe is under fire after she posted a meme on Instagram that seemingly taunted #DonaldTrump protestors and black people who happen to be her largest group of supporters. The meme depicted “Jesus” carrying a suitcase with the headline “On my way back to the White House” and Yohe captioned it, “March all you want, protest all you want, President DONALD J. TRUMP is our President for at least 4 years, no weapon formed against him will prosper!”
After receiving tons of backlash from all four corners of the Earth, Yohe made all of her social media accounts private except for Facebook which she used to issue the following statement:
“I never want to ever hurt anyone and that has never been my intention. If I have hurt you I am truly sorry. It is true that I am excited by the thought of a government that will protect Christianity and not attack it.
I do not condone any wrong things Trump has said or done in the past. I also did not mean to imply that Obama was not a Christian, but meant that the policies his administration pursued many times went against what most Christians believe.
I posted this pic quickly after someone sent it to me. In retrospect I know that in haste I did it without considering how some may view it and the meanings they would derive from it. I regret that, and apologize for it.
Various people with large followings have attacked me on their social media platforms. In the last 24 plus hours, I have been branded a racist, and endured continual attacks from thousands of people. We had to shut down all social media because of the scores of vulgar messages and threats. We are still getting emails and phone calls, calling me nasty things and above all RACIST! Their goal now is to ruin me. We have churches calling to cancel their ministry dates, and thousands of people saying they will never buy the music again.
I know who I am and who I am not, and I am not a racist. People who know my personal life would find that label the most ridiculous adjective you could assign to me.Bottom line I WAS WRONG, but my intentions were not what they have been perceived to be.”
Yikes! Watch what you say and how you say it, Roommates!
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