Beyoncé’s pastor doesn’t see anything wrong with her sultry stage presence.
Rudy Rasmus of Houston’s St. John’s United Methodist Church has no problem with Bey dressing a little sexy while she sings songs like “Partition” and “Drunk In Love.” While many people have loudly criticized the diva for her stage wardrobe and her music, Rudy is sticking up for Bey because he understands that entertainment and reality are two different things.
“Beyoncé is a consummate entertainer, and an entertainer entertains,” Rudy told TheGrio.com. “Is the entertainer’s entertainment an expression of that person’s life and reality? I don’t know.”
He also questioned why Bey is being held to such a stringent standard as a role model, when she’s not the only star to display behavior that some find questionable.
“When Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a 30 caliber cannon and blows planes out of the sky, nobody asks the question, ‘Arnold, why are you walking around for those 90 minutes in that suit with that 30 caliber cannon? What kind of person are you?’ I don’t think I’ve heard that question. But at the end of the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an entertainer.”
That said, Rudy is fully supportive of Bey using her God-given talents to her advantage.
“I think a person has the right to earn a living in the way that they are gifted, and I think that she is tremendously gifted and I think she expresses that gift in some amazing ways,” he said. “I think the world would be void an extreme talent if we silenced her or censored her.”
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