EEW News & Entertainment Editors
Soon-to-be preacher’s wife, Meagan Good’s choice to put on a tawdry burlesque performance for her bachelorette party at Las Vegas's Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon inside Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood over the weekend, ruffled some feathers. Even Christian actress Tia Mowry’s cleavage-baring cover of Vibe Vixen raised eyebrows.
Good, who donned a plunging neckline on the cover of Vibe Vixen in February, maintains that her sexy public image is just that, an image or illusion. Inwardly, she says, she is sold out for Jesus.
But is dressing up like a temptress in conflict with biblical definitions of modesty and virtue, or are some more conservative Christians just a little too uptight?
“Considering she's marrying a preacher, one may think it would be a tamed down affair,” said People Magazine of Good’s burlesque performance, inclusive of a pole dance, at her bachelorette party. She was joined by 20 of her friends and future Mother-In-Law for the “Act Like a Pussycat Doll, Think Like a Man” themed show and says she isn’t too worried about outside opinions.
"I don't think there is anything wrong with being sexy or cheeky or funny," Good told People. "I don't know how some church folk are going to be, but at the end of the day it's between me and God and my husband."
According to an interview in the Las Vegas Sun, her preacher man beau wasn’t quite comfortable with her choice, though he conceded.
“He is not ecstatic about it,” confessed Good, “but it’s a bachelorette party. It’s the last time before I’m a married woman, and he understands that. He wants me to have fun and be happy and do the things that I want to do on my bucket list and not let people’s opinions of what I should and shouldn’t be doing control how we live our lives.”
Being a seductive pussycat doll and flaunting quite a bit of décolletage, while showing off her sexy moves was, according to Meagan Good, all in "good fun." But she maintains that her naughty girl image has nothing to do with her pure heart toward God.
“I’ve always been very spiritual,” Good said in response to the Vegas Sun reporter who asked whether she thought it odd for a Hollywood actress to marry a preacher. “I love God with all my heart. I think sometimes people get a little confused because of characters that I’ve played…”
He burlesque performance, like some of her naughtier Hollywood movie roles, have a segment of the public fully convinced that, no matter what she says, that's who she is in real life.
Christian actress Tia Mowry, however, who recently announced her departure from BET's hit dramedy "The Game," is viewed as more of the good girl type, which is why her daring, cleavage baring Vibe Vixen cover came as a bit of an unwelcome surprise to some fans.
"There is no support in the Bible for immodesty and glorification of the flesh," wrote NY teacher Shirlene Mitchell. "Tia Mowry’s Vibe Vixen cover has rubbed me the wrong way. I have always supported Tia and Tamera since their Sister-Sister days and I was very shocked and disappointed when I saw the sexed up Vibe cover. Those girls are better than that.”
25-year-old LaKeisha Tate from Atlanta, GA, who wrote in about Meagan Good's burlesque performance, shared a slightly different perspective with EEW. “These actresses are just doing what they do in Hollywood,” she said. “The culture is different and their mindset is not the same as a person who grew up outside the spotlight in a traditional church setting. There are a different set of rules.”
What do you think?
Is a sexy image "too hot for Christianity," or is it just a part of the nature of the business for women in the film and entertainment industry--Christian or not?
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