Mary Mary's Tina defends sister's dress

After, Erica Campbell, one half of gospel duo Mary Mary, came under fire for a promotional image for her new solo album Help, her sister and fellow group member Tina, 39, came out in defense of her sister. 

Erica, 41, was not showing any skin in her white turtleneck dress, the hip hugging garment did accentuate the gospel singer's curves. After her Instagram photograph received some backlash, Erica spoke about people recognizing their beauty in God.

"What was the problem? She's completely covered up, her hands are posed very gracefully," Tina told Rolling Out magazine. "She's not cocking her hips, she's not poking her booty out, she's not puckering her lips, she's not doing anything."

Tina went on to identify what she believed to be the problem at hand.

"You're looking at her looking nice, and yes, the dress is fitted and her body looks nice in it, but she's not trying to 'give it to you.' The problem is God made her beautiful and it's not her problem," she told Rolling Out. "Most of the people with the problem are mad that they can't put that dress on and look the same way; that is their problem!"

Mary Mary's Tina defends sister's dress

Erica was also publicly defended by fellow gospel singer Yolanda Adams.

The white body-conscious dress covers her from neck to calf.

Campbell responded to critics during an exclusive interview with Essence.com.

"This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are," she said. "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."

Here is what the critics had to say:

“THIS IS NOT OKAY. Yes, you are a beautiful, curvy woman…but NO MA’AM YOU ARE SINGING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Saints…smh COME ON.” A Preacher said on Facebook according to American Preachers.

“The sexy attire takes any man or woman’s mind off God and onto other things that aren’t godly,” Gospel site A Toast 2 Wealth criticized.

Is the dress to sexy?

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