We have grown up with actresses like Tamera Mowry and Meagan Good gracing our screens. Their movies and comedies like Sister-Sister and Shazam! have entertained audiences for years. The Real hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamera Mowry speak on the genuine pressure that being an actress and also a believer in Hollywood can have on a person.
On their latest, girl talk for The Real the hosts discuss how Meagan Good stated that she had received a lot of judgment for the roles she has taken while being a believer. Tamera and Adrienne both talk about their struggles growing up in the limelight, and receiving harsh criticism from other Christians. Tamera ends this by saying that no amount of man’s criticism should deter a person from their faith.
The talk stemmed from Good’s interview on the D.L. Hughley Show where she shared “If I’m being completely honest, my experience with some church folks has not been that positive. At the end of the day, for me, I still love Christians. I will always love the church. I love my Lord and Savior, period point blank. That’s first and foremost over everything. But even though I love some of those people, I have to love them from a distance because my spirit is too sensitive.”
Good shared how it is hard for her to have community and be amongst the church world. Mowry encourages her that staying in a healthy church community is vital. Mowry also calls out hyper-religious people or “Pharisees” that like to pinpoint sin out and throw the first stone. Jesus declared in John 8:7 “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
The takeaway is that celebrities are people too. We should not reserve special judgment for acclaimed artists only. We have to learn that social media trolling and name calling can deter a fellow believer from ever stepping into a church again. Let us not be so quick to judge someone else’s career, when Christ can bring that conviction if needed, pray for your fellow brother and sister instead, and always speak the truth in love.