“I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore—I may not be who people think I should be—but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be,” she reportedly tweeted. “My excuse is never, ‘I’m going to do me,’ and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore… I know I have a responsibility—and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be.” Meagan, who remained relatively silent while critics have scrutinized her BET Awards dress and fans have attempted to defend her, was reportedly responding to a social media user @adriannacolbert.
The Think Like a Man star turned heads and started a conversation about sexy vs. sanctified when she walked the BET Awards red carpet in a form-fitting blue gown that exposed her torso and offered a view of her side boob. It was also quite clear that Mrs. DeVon Franklin opted not to wear pasties.
Being the wife of a pastor, her attired had many questioning whether her wardrobe revelation was appropriate.
“The Bible teaches modesty in the way we dress in public,” wrote one commenter at UptownMagazine.com. “I guess the real question here is not what we humans think but sine she claims Christ as her lord and savior, how she would feel if she was physically standing in his [presence].”
Others questioned whether the gown was sexy or just risqué.
“I don’t believe sexy means showing more of your body than you should. Sexy is attitude,” wrote another reader.
Meagan, who also received backlash for having a burlesque-themed bachelorette party, reportedly wrote that she was disappointed in so-called Christians who were so quick to pass judgment on her.
“My spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things…,” the post read. “It just makes me sad that Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters.”