Meagan Good’s back and forth with Christians who feel her wardrobe is too sexy shows no sign of resolution as Good once again finds herself addressing those who won’t let it go.
The situation that reignited discussion about Good’s choice of clothing occurred last month when she caught flack during a panel about love and abstinence at a church in Los Angeles.
In response, the 34-year-old actress opened up to Essence regarding the event, which featured her husband, DeVon Franklin, defending her after an unidentified woman suggested she should “cover up” more when making public appearances.
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“When my husband said that I’m going to ‘wear what I want to wear in the name of Jesus,’ he meant that it is between me and Jesus,” Good said. “While I don’t believe she had ill intent, I can’t believe God would tell someone to publicly humiliate another person. I believe if God told her to share something with me, he also would’ve given her the wisdom to do so, and I don’t think her approach reflected that. But, nevertheless, I have nothing but love for her.”
The church event isn’t the first time Good has been slammed for her attire. In 2013, criticism rained on the actress for wearing a revealing gown with a plunging neckline and a high slit to the BET Awards. At the time, Good was on hand to present the Best Gospel Artist award at the annual show.
During her interview with Essence, Good offered her theory on the criticism, saying that some Christians are focusing on her appearance in an attempt to “discredit” her and her husband’s message around abstinence.
“The crazy thing is how backwards some of us can be as Christians,” Good stated. “Hubby and I are doing all we can to go out into the world with a God-given message in an area that many of us secretly struggle with, and some others have attempted to discredit a much needed cultural conversation and reduce it to a wardrobe choice… A choice that is and always will remain between me and God.”