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News |  08 Apr 2015 11:49 |  By IANS

David Archuleta apologises for anti-gay tweet

MUMBAI: Putting himself in hot water for a tweet that has been considered by many as an anti-gay message, singer David Archuleta wastes no time to issue an apology.


"Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love... expressed between a man and a woman in marriage. #PresPacker (sic)," read his tweet which was a quote from Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.


The tweet has since drawn criticism from many people who considered it as an anti-gay message. Archuleta later issued a public apology that he posted on his website.


"I apologise if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn't think about the line 'expressed between a man and a woman in marriage' being stressed when the whole quote didn't fit in just 1 tweet," read the statement of the singer on his website.


Archuleta went on stating, "I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone's freedom to believe and live as they choose."


At the end of his post, the ‘American Idol’ alum concluded, "I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I'm sorry and please forgive me if I offended you."