Tuesday, May 19 Lindsey Stirling posted on Instagram a picture of the dress she wore at the 2015 Billboard Awards.
Since then Stirling has received a flood of criticism about her and the dress from her fellow church members.
Yesterday Stirling responded to these comments by posting another this picture and these words:
“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 and my stylist 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.”
Click here to see Stirling’s response.