Sunday, December 22, 2013
Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell answers the haters of her skin-tight outfit
Via: Rolling OUT
When Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell posted a new photo of herself on her Instagram page to announce her recent Grammy nomination, she could not have fathomed the backlash she would receive from the Christian community. (Click HERE in case you missed the post).
In the controversial photo, Campbell is wearing a skin-tight white dress that accentuates her voluptuous frame. It sparked debates on multiple social media platforms.
“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving,” Campbell tells Essence.com. “When we took the picture I felt beautiful, I felt confident, I felt sexy and I felt strong.”
“I thought I looked cute,” she says jokingly,
“but it obviously offended some people, which was never my intention.”
Campbell says she showed the photo to her husband, producer Warryn Campbell, and her family, who supported her.
“Our whole family loved it,” says her sister, Tina Campbell. “You see grace, you see beauty, you see elegance and style. It’s wholesome.”
The criticism has Campbell thinking there needs to be a bigger conversation about Christianity and sexuality.
“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are,” she says. “I think that young girls shouldn’t only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I’m cute, too.”
Campbell, a mother of three, is currently filming the third season of her WE reality show with her sister and preparing for the release of her debut solo album.
So, what do you think of Campbell’s dress? Did the Christian community overreact?