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:
“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.”
You can read more about the multiple articles that have been written about Stirling and the reaction she got at LDS Living.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.