“Firstly, Christians don’t judge.”
Ciara has slammed a homophobe after they told her she “sinned” for her role in Taylor Swift’s new video.
The Level Up star made a cameo appearance in Taylor’s clip for You Need to Calm Down, which also starred queer icons and allies such as RuPaul, Laverne Cox, Katy Perry, Ryan Reynolds and Billy Porter.
In the video, Ciara officiates a wedding between Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his real-life husband, actor and producer Justin Mikita. Shortly after the video’s release, she uploaded a screenshot of the ‘ceremony’ on Instagram, alongside the caption, “Wedding is Lit. #equality.”
While the comment section was mostly overwhelmingly positive, they were a few anti-LGBTQ neanderthals who felt the need to criticise Ciara for being a kind, stunning and iconic ally to the community.
One user wrote: “Ciara. You shouldn’t be doing this. We respect you too much. Being at a gay wedding is one thing and joining them together is even more a greater sin. We love you but this is wrong.”
Because she wasn’t having any of it, she hit back: “Firstly, Christians don’t judge. Secondly, #YouNeedToCalmDown.”
Yaaaaaaas we stan! YOU CAN STREAM CIARA’S INCREDIBLE NEW ALBUM BEAUTY MARKS ON SPOTIFY HERE.
The album includes synthpop anthem Thinkin’ Bout You, dancefloor bangers Level Up, Dose and Freak Me, and R&B ballad Greatest Love. It is her first studio album since Jackie in 2015.
Watch Ciara’s cameo appearance in the You Need to Calm Down video here.