Ciara shook the table this weekend when she co-signed a video that appeared to disparage single women who want to be married— a move that has left many women on social media angry.
The singer reposted a clip of well-known Pastor John Gray giving a sermon about single women who are looking to become wives.
— Ciara (@ciara) January 20, 2018
“A wife is not the presence of a ring, it’s the presence of your character,” he says in the clip. “Too many women want to be married, but you’re walking in the spirit of a girlfriend.”
He added: “Ask the lord to deliver you from that spirit, and carry yourself like you are already taken. And I promise you when you carry yourself like a wife, a husband will find you.”
Ciara co-signed the clip with the hashtag #levelup.
But a number of women are pushing back, calling out Ciara for her apparent hypocrisy given her own tumultuous journey to the altar. And they are dragging her accordingly:
Ciara telling women to “Level up” and live “like a wife” so they can b married is astounding to me. Didn’t you need grace, mercy & compassion when you were being dragged up and down the Internet for the Future situation? How quickly ppl forget when they reach a perch of privilege
— CiCi Adams (@CiCiAdams_) January 21, 2018
I saw the video Ciara posted and I just laughed. She’s really acting like a woman who never thought she was gonna get married so being a wife is a huge deal and part of her identity now. I’ve seen several women act like that after securing a ‘Mrs.’ title 😂
— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) January 21, 2018
I don’t think the video Ciara posted is wrong. I just think it’s weird she’d post something that looks so sanctimonious when her own journey to the altar was a very public struggle (which often got nasty)
— Shauna Stuart (@ShaunaReporter) January 21, 2018
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