It seems like yesterday when Erica Campbell raised eyebrows in the Christian community with a photo of herself on her Instagram page.

A week after the photo was posted and the reaction that followed, the Mary Mary signer is speaking out on the situation. In her view the picture was nothing more than a beautiful image of someone who is proud of the way she looks.

“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving,” Campbell shared with Essence.com. “When we took the picture I felt beautiful, I felt confident, I felt sexy and I felt strong.”

“I thought I looked cute,” she added jokingly, “but it obviously offended some people, which was never my intention.”

Campbell’s photo features the vocalist wearing a figure-hugging white dress that shows off her curves. Among the people in Campbell’s corner is her husband, who she first sent the photo to, and her family, who never wavered in their support

“Our whole family loved it,” Erica’s sister, Mary Mary groupmate Tina Campbell said. “You see grace, you see beauty, you see elegance and style. It’s wholesome.”

Criticism over Erica Campbell’s picture may have been an unexpected vehicle for a new cause as she is thinking about the need for a bigger conversation about Christianity and sexuality.

“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are,” she stated. “I think that young girls shouldn’t only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I’m cute too.”

At this point all we wanna know who designed and made that dress, cause no matter how you slice it, it fits perfectly.

10 thoughts on “Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Responds to Her ‘Holy Moly’ Dress Controversy

  1. First off, MY HATS OFF TO YOU ERICA. YOU LOOKED LOVELY. Second, your dress is fitting, but nothing about it is disrespectful to the lord. God loves you as you are. And AGAIN you are not dressed in a disrespectful manner. People have a way of always making things more then they seem. You are a woman of god. YOU NO THAT. YOUR FAMILY KNOWS THAT. AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTER. ANYTHING YOU DO YOU CAN WATCH WITH YOUR KIDS AND BE PROUD OF. HATS OFF TO YOU.
    YOU ARE A WOMAN AND YOU HAVE CURVES. EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE ON SWEAT PANTS YOUR WOMAN HOOD CANT BE COVERED. SO AGAIN PEOPLE HAVE A WAY OF MAKING THINGS MORE THEN THEY SEE. I LOVE YOU RE MUSIC. CAN’T WAIT FOR A VIDEO FOR A LITTLE MORE JESUS. AFTER ABOUT 2 LISTENS I AM CRYING SINGING THROUGH THE NEXT 3 MORE LISTENS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND I KNOW BETTER THINGS ARE COMING.

    GOD BLESS AND HAVE A GOD EVENING.
    NO BODY IS PERFECT. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE YOU CAN’T PLEASE. BUT THEY ARE NOT IMPORTANT. YOU KNOW WHO THEY IMPORTANT PEOPLE ARE.
    GOD LOVES YOU AND IS PROUD OF YOU. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. AND KEEP KEEPING ON.

    DENISE

  2. kluna on said:

    This is the problem so their is clarity and not confusion, if u are a Christian you know, if u like it or not, that once you hear truth and read the bible, you are then subjected to different rules and standards vs a person who has been in the world their whole life..it amazes me how Christians want to change the terms of the bible to coincide with their wrong doings at the end of the day, you are to dress modest in the church of the lord. What she is wearing is a straight up club dress that would normally be worn to an event to attract men. If u say that the bible is wrong and that ppl do not have to come to gods church with reverence and modesty, then u are not a believer. You cannot change what god has written to accommodate your sin. Even she knows that she was wrong since she stated in an interview on the Steve Harvey show that she called Cici winans and asked her for her opinion. When u are doing right there will be no doubt in your mind that the decision u have made may be wrong. This is the definition of conviction. Now all u ppl who believe in the come as u are wear what u want after knowing what is right and what is wrong in your religion, mind as well stay home. Because truth is truth whether you want to believe or not.

  3. portia taylor on said:

    Fack Christians always have something negative to say about someone else. a real Christian will have something negative but will immediately back that up with something positive and will always put it in a loving manner rather than putting out negative energy

  4. Jennifer White on said:

    Ericka! You are absolutely gorgeous as usual! Don’t sweat the trivial stuff! And you have had more than one child! Let them talk! Beautiful pic!!!!!

  5. Mere cat on said:

    I understand a woman wanting to feel sexy cause we all do, I just don’t know what that have to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ. A cover like that takes all the attention off what’s inside the album and puts it on Erica!! God don’t care about ur curves. He wants his message out there and got lives to be impacted and souls saved. Erica should no better and stop trying to keep up with all the sexiness that sells in other genre of music. And a form fitting dress don’t make u sexy. U can wear a paper bag and be sexy so I don’t understand why she is so hung up on showing young people that she can love Jesus and be sexy too…who cares! Just be the vessel and do what ur called to do!!!

  6. Erica “looking cute” or”gorgeous” is really not the issue. The issue is the blatant contradictions that we see from people of faith, particulary public and celebrity figures. There are obvious inconsistencies and people have a right to call them out on them. It’s disengenuous for her to pretend to be naïve about her intentions behind her wardrobe choices; it’s an insult to people’s intelligence.

    • Can we make a pact to use the word “hater” only when it makes sense to. The only people that would “hate” on a dress are those that have nothing else in life to aspire to. Free your mind and the rest will follow…..

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