Meagan Good talks burlesque backlash

    Meagan Good is speaking out on behalf of Christians, like Tia Mowry, who want to be a little sexy.

    Just before she got married back in June, Meagan hit the stage with Pussycat Dolls, and some church folks didn’t think her actions were totally in line with her faith. Meagan told that she expected that reaction and it almost kept her from fulfilling a dream.

    But after a chat with her husband DeVon Franklin, she shook off the fear and strutted her stuff. 

    "It is something I wanted to do a lot, and me and DeVon talked about it," Meagan said. "I almost didn’t do it because I knew there would be backlash, but I can’t let people control my life."

    It almost goes without saying that Meagan prayed about the performance, and she feels the only other opinion that mattered in the situation was her Heavenly Father’s. And since He didn’t put up any protests, she wasn’t going to let someone else’s opinion stop her.

    Regardless of what anybody thinks, I have a personal relationship with God," Meagan said. "We talk and we speak and I don’t feel convicted about it and so I have to do what’s in my heart and I can’t allow people to manipulate my direction. "

    Unlike many other celebrity Pussycat Dolls, she kept herself pretty covered up for her burlesque performance.

    "I’m not out here showing my booty. I’m not out here doing all that kind of stuff," said Meagan, who admitted to pulling a flirty move or two and wiggling her hips. "I’m getting sexy and all that but there is a way to do it. There is a classy way to do everything  and there is nothing wrong with being sexy or having sex appeal."

    Meagan also took up for her fellow thespian Tia Mowry, who came under a lot criticism for a less revealing photo shoot.

    "It really hurt my feelings when I saw some of the comments because Tia Mowry had [done] the cover of Vibe Vixen, and she had an itty bit of cleavage, and they like ripped her to shreds. ‘We thought she was Christian,’" Meagan recalled before coming to Tia’s defense. "She is a Christian. She loves God so because she showed some cleavage she loves him less?"

    In conclusion, Meagan pointed out, "God gave us these body parts—not to go and show everything to everyone—but its okay to be sexy and to be comfortable with your sexuality. And I think there’s kind of a line that gets blurred and I’m very bold about speaking out about it."


    Check out pics from Meagan’s wedding below! 


    —Sonya Eskridge




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    Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin are married!
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