Ciara Faces Serious Backlash After “Level Up” Marriage Tweet
Ciara is feeling the wrath of social media over the weekend.
Earlier today, the happily married wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tweeted out a video that contains a video clip from a sermon done by pastor John W. Gray III. Supposedly revealing the secret of a successful union, the words that were said in the footage she shared were not taken lightly by her fans.
Gray preaches some controversial messages in the video, detailing that the scripture says that, “‘He that finds a wife finds a good thing.’ It didn’t say, ‘He that finds a girl that he’s attracted to, who he then begins to date, who he then calls his girlfriend, who he then buys a ring, proposes to and makes her his fiancée, who he then marries later who becomes his wife.” It gets worse when he elaborates: “You’re not a wife when I marry you, you’re a wife when I find you.” Well then…
Needless to say, the Twitterverse did not react kindly to that kind of one-sided message, as witnessed by this sampling of the replies to Ciara’s tweet:
Just waiting on a sermon telling men how to walk in the spirit of being a husband since… ya know… they cheat and all pic.twitter.com/bP59HO9KGY
If I could teach twitter anything, it would be the value of “both things can be true.”
Ciara can be deserving of a loving husband and involved stepparent without being a hoe AND there can issues with the way she has framed the social status of marriage.
BOTH THINGS CAN BE TRUE.
Ciara’s playing a dangerous game. You should never, no matter how perfect your relationship/marriage appears to be, sit on a throne and tell people why they’re not romantically successful. You can be the queen of the ball today and have cake in your face tomorrow!
Besides the implied shaming of women who do not fall into this typical stereotype of a submissive marriage, there’s also the fact that Ciara called off her engagement to previous partner Future amid rumors of infidelity. Looks like she’s got a lot to answer for with this tweet.
Do you agree with the message of the video that she tweeted? Let us know in the comments.