Erica Campbell of the gospel singing duo Mary Mary recently found out that sometimes the Christian community can be just as harsh as the rest of the world. Campbell wore a form fitting dress for a photo shoot, which she thought was both flattering and tasteful and was disappointed to find out that many in the Christian community thought otherwise.
The gospel singer’s dress caused such a stir that she eventually had to respond to all the criticism, almost apologetically and explain that she did not mean to offend anyone.
Recently, in an interview with Think Positive magazine, gospel singer , Yolanda Adams came to Campbell’s defense and even had some words of advice for those who feel like they get too much criticism. She said it was important to take the criticism with a grain of salt and reminded everyone that being a curvy gospel singer did not mean they did not have the right to wear what they wanted.
“I know for a fact that Mary Mary—because I’ve known them for years—they don’t try to be $exual. Some of the things that they want to wear, they’re in style.”
The gospel singer also added that being a tall woman herself who is als curvy, her desire when choosing her outfits was to be tasteful.
“I’m very respectful in everything I wear. I think about it…I’m tall. I’m thin, but I have hips. A gown my graze me in a place where somebody may find it offensive, but it’s not $exual. That was not my intent. We can’t walk around with sheets on and moomoos. Then, they’ll talk about [that]. You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you’re never going to please everybody.”
Is Yolanda Adams right? Will women of God get criticized no matter what they wear?