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'American Idol' Amber Holcomb Pregnant With First Child; Gets Backlash on Twitter & Facebook [VIDEO]

Former American Idol contestant Amber Holcomb announced her pregnancy via Facebook on Saturday but didn't receive a positive reaction from some.

By Adriana Hille, EnStars on Aug 06, 2013 02:55 PM EDT
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  • Contestant Amber Holcomb poses at the party for the finalists of the television show "American Idol" in Los Angeles, Calif. (March 7, 2013) (Photo : Reuters)

Former American Idol contestant Amber Holcomb announced her pregnancy via Facebook on Aug. 3, but she didn't receive a positive reaction from many users of the social media site.

She uploaded a sonogram photo with the caption, "1+1=3?" and tagged her boyfriend, Lamar D. Denson. Upon posting the news, the 19-year-old received some backlash from fans who said they were "disappointed" and accused her of not caring about her career.

"IM HAPPY..THATS ALL THAT MATTERS..IN THE END ITS GONNA BE ME AND MY CHILD AND WHOEVER ELSE WANTS TO BE THERE FOR US. I DIDNT ASK FOR THIS BUT I CONSIDER IT A BLESSING," Holcomb wrote in her defense on Facebook.

The negativity also continued on Twitter, with users tweeting their displeasure about the singer's pregnancy. Holcomb addressed the criticism with some scathing remarks.

"First off. You don't know what the f--k you talking bout. Lamar has a job and buys his own s--t...and secondly my career is not over honey. I have talent which will NEVER GO AWAY. You need a life..GTF!..don't worry bout me. Ima be good," she wrote.

Holcomb appeared on American Idol during season 12 and made it to the top four, along with Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison. The young singer received a memorable standing ovation from all four judges -- Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban -- after she performed Barbra Streisand's 1974 hit What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? in April. She was eventually voted off the show in May.

"I mean, all of us go to American Idol wanting to be the next American Idol so it's kind of bittersweet. But at the same time, I have more time to work on me and focus more on me instead of the competition. I feel like it's an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time," she told USA Today after she was voted off. 

Holcomb is currently on the road for the American Idol Live tour with the rest of season 12's Top 12 contestants.



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