When I saw this picture of Erica Campbell of Mary Mary floating around on a few sites after she shared it on Twitter and Instagram, all I could think was ‘Good Lord! She looks great!’ While she’s always been a very beautiful woman, I don’t think very many people have seen Campbell quite like this. But still, there was nothing about the dress that screamed out risque or scandalous to me. Hell, the dress is literally a turtleneck that goes down below her knees. But as always, some people took issue with her figure-hugging look, saying that the gospel singer was doing a little too much with this dress, which she wore for a photo shoot as to promote her upcoming solo project. As pointed out by a site called America’s Preachers, one actual pastor took to Facebook to say:
“THIS IS NOT OKAY. Yes, you are a beautiful, curvy woman…but NO MA’AM YOU ARE SINGING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Saints…smh COME ON.”
I don’t get it. I guess a burlap sack would have been the preferred way to go for the prudish folks? I can maybe understand the side-eye Meagan Good received after the BET Awards for that plunging velvet gown (I mean really, that was a bit much), but I thought Campbell looked pretty classy. Both Erica and Tina are curvaceous women, and they manage to stay pretty covered up a majority of the time. Why can’t they switch it up on us from time to time? Just because one sings “It’s The God In Me” doesn’t mean that you have to dress like Jesus. I’m just saying. All I know is that I hope I look this good after three kids. You better work!
What do you make of the look and the criticism?