Erica Campbell Speaks Out About Being Called A ‘Hoe’ + ‘Looking Too Sexy’ To Be A Gospel Singer

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Erica Campbell speaks out about the criticism she’s received from the Christian community.

In a recent interview, 1/2 of Mary Mary revealed that she received backlash for wearing a white body-con dress and was accused of “looking too sexy to sing for the Lord and taking the attention away from his teachings.”

She explained, “I’ve had people call me hoes and harlots… all kinds of stuff. I’ve had people say I’m in the illuminati… but that comes with the territory. If you’re not ready for that, it can make you retreat and be like ‘I can’t do this,’” Campbell said.

“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are. 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.”

She sends a message to anyone struggling with their confidence. She says, “hey! You don’t need the surgery! You’re fine how you are, embrace yourself LOVE YOURSELF as you are. Surgery isn’t bad but WHY DO YOU REALLY NEED IT?! YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! Stop comparing yourself to others!! You are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalms 139.”

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