Actress Meagan Good has finally broken her silence around the controversy surrounding the dress she wore to the BET awards.
For those living under a rock, Good received a lot of flack from members (and non-members) of the Christian community for her choice of attire during the awards show due to the fact she is married to a minister who also happens to be an executive for Sony.
Here is how Ms. Good responded:
“@adriannacolbert That’s the thing Girl- is that I don’t feel convicted about this at all. my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things..
I’m not any less holy because 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 or 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..
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”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in ..
And it just makes me sad that us as Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters …and never think for one moment that: God knows what he’s doing and he uses everything for his glory .. and he has a plan for every specific situation.. I had intentions on anything .. Merely picked a dress I saw and loved … God knows my heart and that I didn’t do anything wrong .. And he will use even people’s thoughts to bring him glory.”
Personally, I think Meagan looked phenomenal and she and only a handful of women can pull off this look. So more power to her.
We live in a world where everyone thinks their opinions should count when it comes to how a person lives her/his life. At the end of the day, I say be accountable for your own life and allow people to be accountable for their lives. Because as my mother always like to say, "I ain't got a heaven or hell to put you in so who am I to judge."