David Archuleta has sent an apology to his fans after he echoed some anti-gay beliefs, which some believe were to support the new Indiana law that could have harmful effects to the LGBT community.
The new Indiana law has received widespread backlash as it is seen as a way for people and businesses to discriminate against those they disagree with, especially members of the LGBT community.
David, who came in second on season seven of American Idol, tweeted a quote said by Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quarum of the Twelve Apostles: “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.”
Two days later David released an apology on his website. Read it now on
David Archuleta rows down the river in this new shot from Instagram.
The 24-year-old musician has been taking a social media break and explains it in his latest blog on his website.
“I put another blog up just now of why I haven’t been using much social media lately. Link is on my Instagram profile page. Meanwhile, As my hands feel like icicles on a chilly day in Nashville, here is a throwback photo from back in Hawaii. Can’t remember what we were laughing at, but apparently our guide said something funny. #throwbackthursday #imissyouHawaii #blog #socialmediabreak #Hawaii,” he wrote.
But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new coming from David – he’s dropping a new video next week!
David added in his blog, “Next week I will be back in Utah for the RootsTech 2015 convention. I will be singing a few songs and also premiering the music video I shot in Costa Rica last Summer. It’s a song I wrote that’s actually in Spanish, and is about finding yourself by looking in the past.”
We can’t wait!
David Archuleta reached out to fans this week and gave us all an update about when we’re going to hear new music from him.
“Collaborating once again with Stephanie Mabey. I first met Stephanie after recording a song she wrote called #Glorious. We’ve been writing quite a bit since,” the 24-year-old singer captioned on Instagram.
David added, “Getting back together this week to see what more will come as we put our heads together. I deleted my Twitter and Instagram from my phone for a week because I noticed I was spending way too much time looking at what everyone was doing and literally refreshing and waiting for the screen to change. I realized how much it was distracting me, sucking up my time and I needed to get back in tune with things. The difference has been Amazing for me, and I may write a blog for next week to go into more detail about it.”
In case you missed it, check out David‘s first blog of 2015 on his website!
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David Archuleta sings of the angels with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Peter Hollens in this new video from Provo, Utah.
The 23-year-old singer partnered up with the choir, Peter plus The Piano Guys to record the song alongside a record-breaking live Nativity event earlier this month.
In the Provo desert, there were over 1,000 people dressed up as wise men, angels, along with a camel, a donkey and a sheep all trying to set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene, and according to judge Michael Empric, there were 1,039 participants in the production, beating the record of 898 people last year at a nativity scene in the United Kingdom.
“I will share the gift by giving a compliment a day (even to strangers). Decided to push myself a little further than what I would normally think of. The other day sitting at the Car shop I complimented the guy next to me for his cool socks and had a nice chat with him about his family and work. It’s not hard to share the gift! What will you do? #SharetheGift #Christmas #complimentaday #eventostrangers #thumbsup,” David recently tweeted about the Share The Gift campaign.
Angels We Have Heard on High – Guinness World Record – ThePianoGuys Christmas #ShareTheGift
David Archuleta took to Twitter to open up about the untimely passing of his fellow seventh season American Idol contestant Michael Johns.
“Remembering a friend this weekend, Michael Johns, and keeping his family in my prayers. You’ll be missed, Australian buddy. #RIPMichaelJohns,” the 23-year-old singer tweeted.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of David Archuleta
Faking It and American Idol alum Katie Stevens also took to social media to remember her friend.
“Devastated to hear about the passing of my dear friend and fellow Idol Michael Johns,” she captioned a photo of the two of them on Instagram. “Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with the world. I was blessed to know you and your incredible heart. Thank you for believing in my always, even when i didnt believe in myself. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace my Aussie friend. we love you! praying for all his friends, family and his fans in this difficult time.”
David Archuleta just released a brand-new video after returning home from his two-year mission.
“I’m re-adjusting now. I’m catching up on everything that’s happened in the last two years,” the 23-year-old singer shared in the video after a couple of takes.
David continued, “I’m spending time with my family and catching up with them. I just wanted to thank you for all of your messages, for all of your letters, for all of your warm greetings. I’m coming back…I thank you for your patience as well [while] I adjust. I’m still in that process.”
Watch David’s full video below!
David Archuleta – “I’m Back”