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Lindsey Stirling Responds to Recent Criticisms Over Modesty

Lindsey Stirling Responds to Recent Criticisms Over Modesty

Lindsey Stirling has been facing criticism for the dress she wore to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this past week and responded by posting this photo to her Instagram account:

Lindsey Stirling Responds to Dress Criticism

Stirling wrote:

“I’ve received a lot of hate over the last 2 days and I’m sorry for anyone that I’ve disappointed. The dress I wore to the awards was fully lined with tan fabric. But after looking at the pictures, I see that you actually can’t tell that it’s lined. In hind sight it wasn’t the best choice because modesty is important to me.

However, more importantly it makes me so sad that people are so quick to judge. Especially all the “Christians”. I make mistakes, and I am definitely not perfect, but I really am trying my best. I tried on racks of dresses before I found one that actually covered me and I want to thank the designer for making a dress that could make me feel beautiful and still keep me completely covered from head to toe.

For those who say I’ve changed, I still believe in Christ and although I’m not perfect, I strive to share his love and positivity with those I meet.”

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You can read more about the multiple articles that have been written about Stirling and the reaction she got at LDS Living.

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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    She is right that we all make mistakes and sometimes we do things that we regret. Obviously, her choices are made very public and are out there on display for others to critic. However, as a parent of a young daughter who loves music and clothes I am sensitive to whom my daughter looks up to as a “safe” role model. When we have a ‘rising’ star that is so dynamic and fun that comes from our own culture and religion it is easy for us to think that we are safe in trusting that person to be an example for our children. Although, as parents we need to be ever vigilant in guiding and teaching our children. It seems that in this world today there is no “down time” for parents to think that any person, besides God, Jesus Christ and ourselves, should stand as the example for our children. We need to use these moments to point out to our children when something comes up that does not coincide, or seem to coincide with our values. I think parents/people become angry when they find that they cannot rely on someone else to “take the wheel” for a moment while they are taking a break.

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    Why must ye judge…. geesh! She is the one who has to live with her choices. Those of you who are not sinners… cast the first stone.
    No one is perfect! So stop acting like they need to be. She apologized and felt bad. Look in the mirror before you start judging.

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    I don’t see an issue. It was fully lined and showed nothing. It was in fact, modest. Why must people insist on idols? Lindsay is living her life enjoying playing music for others to enjoy. She did not go looking to be like to to or idoled. Knock it off people and parents, be your kids roll models don’t expect others to be, you will be disappointed every time.

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    Aubrie Tremblay

    Why are people so up in arms over his dress? She is still covered and the dress was very beautiful. She is not perfect! no one is! sure yeah at frist I thought the dress was kind of revealing, but when I looked at it more closely, I noticed there was a lining in the interior of the dress. people really need to check their eyes more often. I thought she looked really beautiful and modest, and other peole really need to get off their high horse and calm down! geeze!

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