Let’s stop bothering Meagan Good about her clothes

DeVon Franklin Meagan Good

Folks have been concerned about Meagan Good’s clothing choices for what feels like forever. A few years ago, she was in the news for wearing a revealing dress (that she looked absolutely stunning in) as a Christian woman and a reverend’s wife. The concern was that her attire didn’t match up with her faith. Now, video footage has emerged of yet another person who identifies as Christian maligning Good and telling her to “cover up.”

In the video, Good and her husband DeVon Franklin were promoting their new book “The Wait” which tells the story of the couple’s celibacy before marriage. Rather than take the opportunity to congratulate the couple on their immense success, their apparent happiness, or ask questions about their journey, one member of the audience came for Good stating that she was walking past a news stand and saw Good’s breasts. She then ended with “you gonna cover up right?”

Franklin was not having any of it responding, “No, she is going to wear whatever she wants to wear, in Jesus’ name.” Good had an even more gracious response asking the woman to pray for her after being brought to tears by the support of her husband and the audience.

What bothered me most about the comments was how the young woman couched everything she had to say in Christian faith and having “the Holy Ghost.” There was nothing Christian about confronting Good the way she did, nor was their anything loving about the way she did it. Her opinion was her own but she positioned herself in judgement of Good.

In the end, the way it was handled by both Franklin and Good was positive and very Christian. But, hopefully, people stop using Christian faith to limit women’s self-expression. It’s old. It’s tired. And it isn’t even biblical.

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Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson, PhD is a co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Water Cooler Convos. She is a native of Oakland, CA. Jenn is a radical Black feminist scholar who believes none of us are free until all of us are free.

3 Responses

  1. Mary Burrell says:

    Too busy worrying about myself

  2. truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com says:

    Folks need to leave Meagan Good alone about her clothes. It’s her clothes.

  3. yvie says:

    Stop bothering her about her clothes? The whole thing about being a Christian is to try to discern if what someone is saying is biblically based. If a person doesn’t want to hear it, then it doesn’t mean she was wrong! The bible says dress modestly; not proactively. It’s not about picking on poor Meagan. It’s about holding each other accountable whether the other person wants to hear or not. The lady was not offensive or mean in any way. The reverend took offense where there was none because he wanted to appear as a hero for his wifey on Valentine”s day. He was wrong. Nobody is judging Good. The lady did confront her in love. Dressing provatively is wrong.