Who would have thought that the picture Erica Campbell posted of a new promo pic of herself would have caused such controversy? Well, the all white figure-hugging dress caused quite the firestorm. In an interview with Essence, Erica said that she never intended to offend, but she thought she looked cute.
“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving,” Campbell tells 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 says jokingly, “but it obviously offended some people, which was never my intention.”
Campbell says soon after taking the photo, she sent it to her husband, producer Warryn Campbell, and her family, who supported her. “Our whole family loved it,” says her sister Tina Campbell. “You see grace, you see beauty, you see elegance and style. It’s wholesome.”
The criticism has Campbell thinking there needs to be 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 says. “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.”
I don’t see what all the fuss is about–I think she looks great! What do you think? Is the dress too much?Want Gospel news in your inbox? Click here for our newsletter!