Meagan Good Is Upset With Church Folks Who Attacked Her Hubby Over That Revealing BET Awards Dress

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August 12, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Last month social media users ripped actress Meagan Good to shreds over the revealing navel-plunging gown that she wore to the 2013 BET Awards. While the seductive little get-up would’ve been no big deal for the old Meagan, folks had a hard time seeing the newly married preacher’s wife in a dress so sleek and clingy that it required her to go braless. Although the Think Like A Man Too actress initially responded to her critics, explaining that the dress didn’t make her “any less holy,” she recently followed up during an interview with out sister site, Bossip.com, where she revealed that her husband, DeVon Franklin, being dragged into the controversy is what hurt the most. Check out some of what she had to say below.

On married life:

“Awesome. I love being married. It’s the best thing that I’ve ever done. He’s the best partner, lover, best friend that I could ever have. I’m just really thankful and grateful.”

On the BET dress controversy:

“Even with the stuff with the dress, part of me was upset. Not so much for myself because I’m confident in my decisions and I know that my heart was in the right place when I chose the dress that I wore. I know that there will probably be other people down the line that people don’t like. My relationship with God is tight. I don’t think God is concerned with those kind of things. If he ever was to say, ‘Don’t dress like that,’ then I wouldn’t do it. But I don’t feel that in my spirit, so I don’t feel convicted about it.”

On the public slamming her husband about the dress:

“I hate to see my husband come under fire because people can be so narrow minded in their thought and in their approach. People don’t look at the good stuff you do like going and talking to kids in prison or going and talking at churches or going and talking to youth groups and all of these different things and all of the positivity you’re putting out there to build God’s kingdom. It just breaks my heart that people look for the one negative thing and try to attack you and break down everything that you’ve done.”

Watch Meagan’s interview on the next page.

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  • Darlene Lyons

    No ones trying to break him down. You’re doing that all by yourself. As a wife of a bishop what I do reflects on him whether I like it or not. Paul said if eating meat offends my brother then I won’t eat meat. All that means is in order to reach people for the gospel’s sake we use wisdom. He that wins souls is wise. You can’t please everyone but in your heart you knew that dress would be offensive to many. Its not about YOU anymore

  • L S Gordon

    This girl came out in THAT dress because she wanted the attention. Whether she is a pastor’s wife or not has nothing to do with how the public reacted. It may have made it worse but that dress is very provocative and revealing and would have turned folks (especially women) off……. IMO she did it because Deception is no Scandal (meaning the show is failing) and this is a good way to get people to talk about her and maybe tune in on the show. I have a sneaking suspicion it is not going to work….

  • Sir

    She was at the BET Awards, not bible study! I call this making a mountain out of a mole hill, as “Christians” so commonly seem to do…. Besides, you’re only young and beautiful once- might as well show off and embrace what God gave you!

  • Mary Richardson

    A godly woman endeavors to do everything with a “God-ward” perspective. She knows that God wants His people to be concerned for His glory and the spiritual state of their brothers and sisters in Christ. If a woman professes to be a Christian yet she dresses in a way that will unduly draw attention to her body, she is a poor witness of the One who bought her soul by dying for her on the cross. She is forgetting that her body has been redeemed by Christ and is now the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). She is telling the world that she sees her own worth as purely physical and that her attractiveness to others depends on how much of her body she reveals to them. Further, by dressing in an immodest fashion, displaying her body for men to lust after, she causes her brothers in Christ to sin, something condemned by God (Matthew 5:27-29).Proverbs 7:10mentions a woman “dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.” Here we see the description of one whose heart condition is displayed by her manner of dress.

    • bellaraye

      Amen

    • XXX13

      You are good.

  • armando

    Too revealing dress,even for my self , a professed sinner.

  • armando

    Too revealing dress,even for my self , a professed sinner.

    • Guest

      The Christian women do not get it do they?

    • Guest

      Hopefully she will realize that the provocative dresses are not helping her image any. Ever woman is entitled to blow it once in a while.

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  • deebeezy

    Why are we still talking about this??

  • Christine

    Why are people so critical of her relationship with God, when they don’t even know her personally? To be honest, none of us are going to get judged in her place for the way she chose to live her life (and I don’t mean that in a judgmental or condescending way). If she doesn’t feel convicted by the Spirit that her way of dressing is indecent because it’s immodest, then at the end of the day that’s her problem. The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and that we do not belong to ourselves because Christ paid the price for us. So if she doesn’t realize that exposing her body like that is sinful because it causes her brothers and sisters to fall by creating lust, then so be it. Either pray for her, or let her be.

  • T. Duckett

    Christians are supposed to peculiar people, different from the world, she is the wife of a pastor, an Seventh day adv. one at that, didnt she study the doctrine for this religion and what it entails

    • XXX13

      Apparently she not he cares. LOL

  • Cha Cha

    You can’t win in the church… If she was wearing a berka so you could only see her eyes, everyone would have a problem with that too…

    • XXX13

      The church people did not post that photo, the media did. The media does not publish anything that won’t draw attention. Hopefully Christian women get the message.

  • Diedre Jones

    I truly support your decision to wear what you feel comfortable in, it is your choice! And you looked magnificent in it if I may so say so! And your relationship with God is just that, YOURS!!! Too many people trying to do God’s job, judging and dipping in things that are none of their business! For all you “christian folks” doing the judging, apparently you don’t know or trust in the Word or Your Savior that he is capable without your help. He is a Loving God not a jealous God! Wishing you and yours a wonderful life!!

    • Cha Cha

      ditto!

    • XXX13

      Not everyone is naive, they know the dress is designed to stimulate men. Why would an atheist listen to a woman that goes out trying to stimulate men, or the other christians that are applauding her and cheering her on. Stop playing games.

    • bellaraye

      Her husband gets paid to do God’s job and I don’t think he is going to do to well in his evaluation. She is a First Lady and needs to be modest…..If the POTUS walked off of Air Force One with his pants saggin and a gold grill he would not be taken seriously. She chose to be a First Lady and she needs to be in that role. She doesn’t have to be be all Little house on the prairie but she doesn’t need be Heather Hunter either. There is a classy middle.

    • XXX13

      The Lady blew it this time, and the media has let her and all other Christians know that. LOL
      Consider it a lesson learned. It is an opportunity for growth. The secular world has to educate the Christians every now and then.

  • Kristene Crawley

    Her lack of good judgement and common sense is evident in everything she had to say. Very immature!

    • Nia

      Yeah, even if she wasn’t married I’d given her the side eye for that dress. That is sommer stripper chick isht!

  • Megan

    This subject may not be that old if y’all all over it posting and writing about it on your site.

  • Caramelkiss1975

    I thought her dress was beautiful. I’m so tired of people thinking that pastors and preachers don’t have lives out of church. Who are we to judge what she wears, what she says, and how she carries herself. I’m sure we all have done something that wasn’t so “Godly”. I go to church and I’ve seen worse than that but its not my place to judge the next. If her and her God is tight, me and my God is tight also. People need to get over it and stop making something out of nothing. But hey I’m still a work in progress!!

    • Kristene Crawley

      If media would stop advertising, what at this point is unimportant, nobody else would still be giving their opinion.

      • XXX13

        The media is not going to let her off easy. It is sad that the secular world has to chastise Christians.

    • XXX13

      Admit it, the dress was provocative, sizzling hot. LOL

    • bellaraye

      She needs to get over herslef. No doubt she is a beautiful woman but that was a classless dress for a First LAdy…IJS

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    “I don’t think God is concerned with those kind of things. If he ever was to say, ‘Don’t dress like that,’ then I wouldn’t do it. But I don’t feel that in my spirit, so I don’t feel convicted about it.”

    1 Timothy 2:9 states….
    Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire,

    1 Peter 3:1-6 states….
    Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, …

    Sorry Megan, try again. Maybe you and hubby should pick up your Bible’s a little bit more.

    • JustSayin

      Again, you’re quick to cite the text, now explain the context. Oh…..that’s fine……I’ll wait.

      • Yvonne Watkins

        God gave us intelligence for a reason. The verses aren’t too hard to figure out, especially in light of the subject at hand. Her dress was not modest and scripture states that it should have been. Her husband is the head of the house so what she does reflects on him. If he can’t oversee his own household, how can he properly oversee a congregation. There is another scripture but I’m not sure where it is that states that a man given responsibilities/privileges
        within a congregation must be well spoken of and without reproof.

      • XXX13

        Are you sure that you are a Theologian?

    • ANirvana

      you just quoted Timothy and Peter, did you not?

  • Guest

    She really needs to shut up and go away.

  • Kay-El

    “My relationship with God is tight”? Who says that?

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      Lol, you never heard that song “Jesus Is My Homie”???

      • kaf

        hahahaha!

      • XXX13

        No longer the Messiah, Savior, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, just a Homie (one of the guys).

  • word

    sorry megan…the “pastor” world has other standards….don’t try to tiptoe the line….please take a seat.

  • Guest

    So many narrow minded comments. She can wear whatever she wants! You go Megan! You’re a beautiful, incredible young woman! Do you! There was absolutely nothing wrong with her dress! Jealous much?

    • Rene

      I completely agree. No matter what people are going to talk about you until the day you die. Only she knows her relationship with God and if she didn’t feel convicted in wearing it so be it. People need to get a life and find somethig productive to do then sot around talking about what she’s wearing.

      • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

        If her relationship with God was as tight as she claims, she would know that God indeed say that women should dress with modesty and self control and not adorn themselves with costly attire.

        • JustSayin

          Great! We’re now clear on what God says. Now, please define “Modesty” and “Self Control” in the context of the prevalent cultural reality from when that text was written. Thanks…..I’ll wait.

          • Kristene Crawley

            There was NOTHING modest about that dress under any circumstances. WE need to move on from this. She made a choice and it was her choice to make.

            • JustSayin

              I’m not condemning or applauding what she wore – just have an issue with the declaration of a Godly standard without, at the very least, an acknowledgement of what was said in proper context. If we have a problem with her choice in attire, make her “choice” the issue, not the attire or whether it falls in line with a scripturally cultural context. I agree with you, this is much-a-do-about-nothing. By the way, I am both a trained theologian and pastor.

              • Yvonne Watkins

                The attire was her “choice” and that is the issue. Being a “trained theologian and pastor” means nothing some “trained” theologians state that homosexuality is ok. Also, keep in mind that those claiming special qualifications for leadership are held to a higher standard.

              • XXX13

                Being a trained theologian and Pastor, I am surprised that you can’t figure this out.

          • Yvonne Watkins

            Any form of dress that draws undue attention to the body parts used for procreation/pleasure is not modest. God provided “long” clothing for Adam and Eve after they merely covered themselves with leaves. Additionally, time and place are key. A bathing suit is not modest in a grocery store but could be modest at the beach. Her dress is for home because she is showing something only her husband should see.

            • JustSayin

              Appreciate your comment and, no, I’m not one of those “theologians” that espouse Homosexuality as an acceptable and “natural” lifestyle. Regarding her choice, let’s agree that her attire was inappropriate for the occasion. I won’t even get into the “long” and “short” of Adam and Eve’s clothing.

          • XXX13

            It’s not about modesty, the question is, “why does she want everyone to look at her breasts?

        • ANirvana

          let me know where that’s written by God, and not by “man”

      • Guest

        Try telling the atheist that.

    • Kristene Crawley

      Not jealous at all. The dress was inappropriate but it’s over and the matter should be closed. It’s called moving on.

    • Breeze

      People kill me because I guarantee the same people talking about her life isn’t perfect. And I know they don’t live by the Bible. They pick and choose what to abide by. I work around a lot of women who criticize her but those same women have children out of wedlock, curse up a storm, barley attend church and so on. It seems like it’s always easier to focus on others flaws especially when your own home is not in other. I feel like the only people that have the real right to judge her as a Christian are those that without sin themselves.

      • XXX13

        The media has been saying this for years. That is why they publish things about Christians. They are trying to let people know that going to church won’t make any difference in their lives.

    • Guest

      Maybe she is trying to attract men to her husband’s church.

    • Guest

      Not everyone is jealous. Good looking women are a dime a dozen.

    • XXX13

      No one has to be jealous because any woman that wants the public to look at her breasts can buy clothing that will reveal her breasts. In fact, they can buy a string bikini and reveal their butt.

    • XXX13

      No one has to be jealous because any woman that wants the public to look at her breasts can buy clothing that will reveal her breasts. In fact, they can buy a string bikini and reveal their butt.

  • UnpopularOpinion

    She’s STILL on that? We’ve forgotten and moved on from this. Idgaf what she wears, honestly.

    • bigdede

      Yeah cuz she’s feeling guilty. No one else cares. People actually forgotten all about that but I think she’s feeling guilty about wearing that dress. Some members of her husband’s church must have said something

  • guest

    I wonder if she would wear that to a church function? I fig if you claim to be a Christian, you shouldn’t wear anything outside of the house that you wouldn’t wear to church or to a church function…but now days people wear lingerie to church (come as you are type ish) so..it is what it is..

    • tonya

      Man that is BULLShyt people are so hypocritical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First of all she does not look like a street walker, second why is it ok for Beyonce a well proclaimed devout Christian, to look more like a street walker all the time on stage than Meagan does in this ONE picture! Is it because Bey can do what she want because she got more money?

      • Deja

        How in the world does any of this relate to Beyonce? Anybody can claim to be a christian, but actions speak louder than words, and Beyonce’s actions have never screamed ‘christian.’ Back to the subject, Megan, anytime you can see a woman’s nipples through her clothes, it’s tacky. Point blank.

        • XXX13

          I have more respect for Beyonce than I do for the the Christians that try to sugar coat things.

          • guest

            I have more respect for the Christians that actually try to adhere to their christian teachings.

      • Gabie Aldrich

        ITA! Tell It!!! I thought being a christian means no judging folks? Isn’t that up to god?

        • bellaraye

          So if the first lady of your church wore that to church you would be fine with it? GTF outta here. She chose to marry a preacher. She is a beautiful girl but there is no way I would attend any of his services becasue he got it twisted. He may love the Lord but he doesn’t deserve a flock…IJS

          • Gabie Aldrich

            First off, The article did not say anything about her wearing her gown to church! And why would she wear that to church in the first place??? (She has Some common sense) My mother was a lounge singer and my Dad happens to be a pastor. My mom Married him not for his profession! It’s like you marrying a Doctor because of his profession and prestige and not by the man. Second, I find it funny that a you tell me to GTF over my opinion which goes back to my first statement It is not for you to judge it’s up to god! Thirdly, I would not stop my weekly devotion because of something that the pastor’s wife is wearing I find that tired and petty and the Bible also said “Come as you are” So would you turn away a homeless person if the wanted to worship along with you? Seems not very christian to me.. And I think if a flock was going to judge my spouse by what He wears and what He does for a living I wouldn’t want you in my flock!

        • guest

          so sick of that no judging mantra….its so overused.

          • Gabie Aldrich

            Me too! I think folks really need to READ their Bible!

      • XXX13

        Jay-Z a Pastor? Jay-Z a preacher? Beyonce a Christian leader? If not, you can’t compare the two. Leaders are supposed to be mentors. Leaders are supposed to be trail blazers.

        • Tonya

          Beyonce clearly said….”I’m not gonna jeopardize my Christianity, I’m better than that.” but she twerking and dropping it with panties on every time I see her nothing against Bey…….just saying why is it good for one “christian” and not the other.

      • Sammie

        Omigosh those were my exact sentiments Tonya. I f people want to quote the bible, the should be looking at themselves and see if hey cover their heads and were skirts that go all the way to the floor. People are just two faced hypocrites

      • Kristene Crawley

        It should be needless to say that Beyoncé is not married to a minister of the Church!!!!

      • Macheeste

        She does not look like a streetwalker (the clothes are to expensive) maybe a callgirl but she has a beatiful body and there is nothing wrong with showing it. She is always tasteful in my opinion and the gown is appropriate for the occasion and she was escorted by her damn husband!!!! What else do you want from her. The people who criticized her are probably closet sexual freaks who can and probably go straight to hell.

  • 1Val

    Girl, Bye! If Meagan wants to dress like a streetwalker she should not have married a preacher.

    • Faith

      I agree. She was dressing like that before she even married that guy. I still say it was way too revealing for someone who claim to be a Christian and Megan does not see anything wrong with that?

      • XXX13

        Maybe her Husband picked it.