"I'm not any less holy because [of] the dress I wore," the actress says.
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Meagan Good turned heads when she walked down the BET Awards red carpet in a blue dress with a neckline that plunged all the way down to her navel, so the criticisms that soon followed the wife of Seventh-day Adventist preacher and film producer DeVon Franklin are not surprising. Furthermore, Good presented the Best Gospel award, leaving many church folks to wonder why she chose such a revealing outfit for the moment.
The 31-year-old actress has responded to the negative comments with a few posts on Instagram and in the comments shared her thoughts on the backlash.
"I'm not any less holy because [of] 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. My excuse is never 'I'm going to do me' and I don't feel that I need to make an excuse or defend 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," she wrote.
She continued to explain how she feels no regret over her decision and is only saddened that her character has been called into question.
"A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore... Of course I'm going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It's just sad... Makes me sad not regretful... My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that's what's going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch... people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God's promise -because they don't look the role …when God doesn't care about us 'looking the role'..."
What do you think about Good's response? Did you think her dress was gorgeous or completely inappropriate? Sound off in the comments!
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