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“Girl, Bye”: Meagan Good Claps Back At People Criticizing Her For Taking Nude Photos As A Preacher’s Wife
Don’t come for Meagan Good unless she sends for you.
It has been a rough start to the week for the beauty, as she faced the reality that nude photos she sent only for the eyes of her husband were hacked and spread around the web for the world to see.
As we told you yesterday, Good admitted that the photos were real and said she was both “shocked” and “saddened” that they were getting around. As if that invasion of privacy wasn’t enough though, the actress faced critical people who threw shade her way for taking such risque pictures when she is supposed to be the wife of a preacher. You know people have nothing better to do…
Good’s responses to those individuals are on the right:
Kudos to her for maintaining her composure with these people because their two cents weren’t worth getting worked up over. As she pointed out, the photos were for her husband, not some random man off the street that she didn’t know from Adam. Plus, the images weren’t that bad at all! And honestly, can we stop with the “first lady” criticism? It’s quite tired at this point.
But what do you think of her responses? And what do you think about the criticism some people receive in general for having their nude photos leak? Should you know better and be sure to refrain from taking and sending such images knowing the risks? Or are people getting away from the real issue at hand, which is that privacy was violated for these women?
Over the weekend, a new batch of celebrity nudes were leaked to the web. As previously reported, actress Gabrielle Union, who was a victim of the hacking scandal, supposedly has plans to contact the FBI regarding the major violation of privacy. Now, Gabby’s Think Like A Man Too co-star Meagan Good, whose nudes were also leaked, is speaking out. In an Instagram post, the born-again Christian confirms that the photos are indeed real and scolds social media users for aiding the hackers by sharing images taken during intimate moments between she and her husband.
“I’m definitely in shock…Saddened for everyone who is experiencing this…But I ‘choose’ not to give the persons responsible my power…At the end of the day—we all know these pictures were for my husband… And at the end of the day evidently we all know how I feel about my titties. That’s all I’ve got folks… Oh yeah and for everyone who’s reposting the leaked nudes, you should be ashamed of yourself… You have a blessed day now.”
Interestingly, just a few weeks ago, Meagan confidently proclaimed to TMZ that her nudes weren’t in the Cloud.
“I don’t have any pictures in the Cloud,” she expressed.
Maybe she didn’t, but possibly DeVon did. They certainly found their way there somehow. Regardless, it’s great to see that she hasn’t allowed the scandal to get her down.
So apparently the complexion police have been targeting Meagan Good and accusing her of bleaching her skin. Yesterday, the “Think Like A Man Too” actress took to Instagram denying ever bleaching her skin in a lengthy note that went a little something like this:
“I can’t believe I’m actually going to address this nonsense lol … Buuuut I have young women who follow me – so I think its important to give clarity because I believe that Black and every other color is beautiful ..
This is for those who believe that I would actually bleach my face and entire body to try to be lighter skin smh …. Umm No Ma’am. First off? I LOVE my complexion- no matter what side of the spectrum I’m at at any particular time… My skin looks various different ways for various reasons – from lighting to makeup ..style of photography or something as simple as weather and what coast I’m working on at any given time…
This is my complexion-the one I was born with… I tend to get lighter and darker depending upon how much sun I do or don’t get. I looove the sun. I’m a Cali gal, but as I’ve gotten older and especially more recently, since I’ve gotten into my 30s, I tend not to be in the sun as much because it ages your skin terribly. Simply put -i’m opting to preserve my skin by protecting it and only making exceptions for vacations…
Also for the rest of the people who feel as though my blonde hair is yet another way to look more Caucasian? ‘GET. YO. LIFE’….. I went blonde for the same reason I went purple …and for the same reason I’ll probably go Green at some point ..because I felt like it. Once again , I acknowledge I really shouldn’t have taken the time to respond to this foolishness, but I felt moved to say something for every little brown girl that follows my page …I’m proud to be me brown or tan, thick or thin, natural hair or weave or dyed purple or green. Godbless.”
So yeah, Meagan isn’t bleaching her skin…in case you were wondering.
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“I’m His Ride-Or-Die”: Meagan Good On Being A Submissive Wife, And Why She Was Once Afraid Of Marriage
Looking at Meagan Good and her husband, Devon Franklin, a happy, supportive and loving couple, it’s hard to believe that Good once felt that marriage wasn’t for her. According to Good, while speaking with Shamara and Laiya of Philly’s Hot 107.9, she said that the idea of submission in a relationship was NOT for her, because she was more focused on being free and i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t (do you know what that means?). But she says that once she met the man she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, submission took on a whole different definition for her than what many people assume it means. This is what she said when she was asked whether or not she really wanted to have sex with the same man for the rest of her life:
“Listen, it’s so interesting. I was really always afraid of marriage; I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ I’m such a free-spirited person. The whole idea of submitting just freaked me out. Then, when I met the right person, where submitting meant something totally different than what I thought it meant–it meant that I was his partner, that I was his backbone, that he actually cares about my opinion and that he actually seeks my advice–it just changed my whole entire perception of it. He really is my partner in purpose. He really is like my ride-or-die and I’m his ride-or-die. Anyway, I really like him a lot. A lot of people love the person they’re with. I really like him a lot and love him. So yes, I will have sex with him for the rest of our lives.”
Early in the interview, Good also touched on the constant criticism she gets about how she dresses as a woman married to a minister (Franklin is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor). She says at this point, she just keeps her eyes on God and on connecting with young people who want to strengthen their relationship with God, rather than worrying about what judgmental folks have to say:
“At the end of the day, you gotta keep your eyes on God and you gotta do what’s in your heart and what you believe is the right thing. Being authentic is the right thing. I’m called to a certain generation and a certain kind of people and women. A lot of those people won’t set foot in a church just because of the judgment and because they don’t feel like they fit in and because they don’t feel like they’re good enough. Those are the people I directly connect with because that has always been my experience.
It’s really about building the kingdom and everybody has their own job…We just gotta do what God called us to do.”
I love her energy, and I think she really broke it all the way down with her own definition of submission, because many of us unmarried folks immediately turn our nose up at the concept, thinking it means a woman is behind, rather than beside her husband. When you find the right one, I guess it all makes sense, right? Check out her full interview below and share your thoughts.
During a recent chat with Rolling Out, Meagan Good opened up about being a Christian and a sex symbol. According to the married actress, there’s nothing wrong with being a Christian while still having a bit of sex appeal.
“I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with being sexy,” she says matter-of-factly. “God created our bodies as women. He created us to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be powerful, to be fearless — to be amazing. I do respect and understand the fact that when you come into the sanctuary, you need to be dressed appropriately because you are not the star — Jesus is the star. That I agree with 100 percent.”
Meagan, however, adds that she wishes people would pause for a moment and acknowledge that “appropriate” is always relative.
“‘Appropriately’ is in each person’s own heart and each person’s own mind,” she says. “When you speak to me about ‘appropriately,’ you’re talking about a girl who, at 9 years old, was getting completely naked and dressed around a bunch of drag queens. So my upbringing and my experiences as an actress my entire life and the liberalness of my childhood and surroundings, [that shapes] my opinion of ‘appropriate.’”
The “Think Like A Man Too” actress also opened up about what she has learned since marrying hubby, DeVon Franklin.
“Marriage has taught me that it’s OK to let somebody take care of me. That it’s OK to depend on somebody,” Good says. “I grew up being responsible for a lot of things — since I was 15 [I was] taking care of a lot of people. My father is amazing, but he wasn’t in the home, so my mother raised us with the mentality of not needing anybody. We were never the girls that went after the guy that had the money because we were taught to have our own money. I’ve always been extremely independent to the point where it probably intimidated some guys. Now, it’s nice to just feel like it’s not a bad thing to trust someone to have your best interest at heart.”
“His acceptance of me has allowed me to grow in areas where I was struggling in the past because I felt so unaccepted,” she went on to explain. “I was angry, and that anger created a rebellious spirit that didn’t really want to change. Because it needed to be accepted first, before it could even consider being better. Marriage has made me better, assured me, made me happier; I’m way more at peace. I feel like I’m consistently growing into a better person and I feel like I can help him grow into a better person. He sees all the positive things in me that I felt like a lot of other people didn’t see — I always felt very judged. I always felt like people were coming for me. He was the first person, outside of my sister or mother, who said ‘I see you. I see who you really are.’ ”
Check out more photos from Meagan’s sultry photo shoot on the following pages.
While some people think Zendaya Coleman will do good work as Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, “Aaliyah” was trending all last night and this morning with people upset over the movie and Coleman being cast. I’m sure you heard about the petition too. Many actually tweeted out pictures or recommended women, known and unknown, who they felt would have been a better pick. Some of the women could have been dopplegangers for the late singer, but others? Uh, some folks really tried it. Here are 11 women, both good and…interesting picks, recommended in the past and present as people who should play Aaliyah. Who would you recommend? Or are you digging Zendaya too?
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin have been quite vocal about their decision to postpone sexual activity until after they exchanged vows. Now, the couple is ready to share with the world exactly how they were able to stay committed to such a difficult vow through their upcoming book, “The Wait.”
“We’re writing a book called ‘The Wait,'” Meagan recently told Jimmy Kimmel. “It’s basically about, well, we waited to have sex before we got married.”
Of course, Jimmy was intrigued by the “Think Like A Man Too” actress’s discipline in that area and wanted to know more.
“I had been in a couple of relationships and I was like, ‘You know, this isn’t really working for me.’ I wanted to do something different and spiritually, it’s what I believe I always should’ve done. So I was like, you know, let’s try it this way. It was very different and it’s been amazing.”
In “The Wait,” Meagan says readers will learn about all of the techniques and tricks that she and DeVon used to keep from hopping in the sack before their wedding night.
“Obviously, we all know that it’s tough, but there were tricks that we learned that actually helped.”
Among the techniques they used was knowing when to say goodnight.
“One of the tricks was knowing when to part ways. You know, if you feel it’s getting too hot and heavy and you just have to go.”
She also shared a hilarious story from their wedding day where it seemed like the ceremony was being prolonged and of course, they were eager to finally consummate.
“We wanted the wedding to be right when the sun went down. It was supposed to go down at like six or seven o’clock that evening and it didn’t. The sun was off schedule, which was really stressing me out. So we waited like an hour and a half, which worked out fine because I had a bridesmaid who didn’t show up until 20 minutes before we walked down.”
To add to the humor of the night, Meagan says that their decision to practice abstinence was a major highlight for everyone at the ceremony.
“That was like the topic of all the speeches,” Meagan explained. “It went really, really left. Needless to say, that was the topic of everybody’s speech.”
Watch Meagan’s interview below.
Ya’ll Fine! Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union And The Ladies Of “Think Like A Man Too” Cover Essence
Looking good ladies! And I must say that the hair and the smiles are popping!
For the magazine’s second annual “Body Issue,” Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony and Regina Hall are front and center on the cover of Essence Magazine’s July issue. The ladies, dressed in all white and smiling it up while looking like best friends forever (BFFs), look fabulous on the cover, as they promote Think Like A Man Too, which comes out on June 20. Promotion for the movie is now being kicked into overdrive.
The synopsis for the sequel goes a little something like this:
“…all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.”
After the massive success of the first film, which raked in a surprising $96 million worldwide for a budget of only $12 million, Essence decided to give the ensemble cast some shine (ladies only of course), and they’re most definitely shining (and white hot!) on the cover of this new issue.
Will you check out Think Like A Man Too when it comes out later this month? Were you a big fan of the first film?
Some shows hit their stride in a few episodes, and sometimes it takes a whole season. But before these shows could really gather an audience, they were axed because of low ratings, lack of good advertising to get ratings, and so-so writing. And sadly, that seems to be the norm for a lot of shows with black leads, as they’re not really given a good chance to blow up. Here are 11 shows that were cut quite quickly.
This spy series from the mind of J.J. Abrams starred Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a married couple of spies, who when recruited back into the CIA learn a lot about each other’s very interesting pasts. I actually enjoyed the program. It had action, the leads were gorgeous, and it was a s*xy show! But before the full first season could even be completed, NBC cancelled the show three months in. Guess people weren’t ready for black spies on primetime television.
In 2013, Meagan Good was tackling one of the biggest roles of her career, starring in the NBC drama, Deception alongside Laz Alonso and veteran actor Victor Garber. But after one season of Good’s character trying to solve the murder of her best friend, the show was cancelled four months after it premiered. The ratings weren’t there and neither was the following, so it was back to focusing on the sequel to Think Like A Man for Good, taking on a co-starring role in the Anchorman sequel, and doling out relationship advice with her husband, DeVon Franklin. But Good is getting another chance to star in her own show for NBC, and this time she’s delving into the science fiction realm.
According to Shadow and Act, NBC has given the green-light to the sci-fi drama pilot called Babylon Fields about a town in New York where the dead are coming back to life, and coming back stronger than the living. Good will play Dr. Janine Beltran, and she will seek to find out if the town’s former residents who are coming back to life are what’s next in human evolution, (and try to figure out how to deal with such a creepy return). For me, this premise isn’t blowing my mind, but on paper, neither did The Walking Dead, and now it’s one of my favorites, so this could be a good one too. Either way, I’m glad to see Good getting new opportunities out here.
Do you think you’ll check out the show if it’s officially picked up by NBC? Or do you think the idea has already been done?