Friday, February 20, 2004
Crosswalk.com - Stacie Orrico Says Pop Stars' Attire 'Degrading'
A problem I see is the motivating factor: "The reason that I don't dress trashy is that I'm trying to set an example for little girls," Orrico, 17, told reporters Feb. 14 in Singapore, where she was preparing for the MTV Asia Awards. "From the time they're 7 or 8 years old, [girls] are being taught that the only thing that makes them special and beautiful is their sexuality, and I think that's wrong."
Shouldn't the real reason to not "dress trashy" be to honor and glorify God, or because it's wrong to flaunt yourself like that? The role-model position is overused, and it's hard to live up to that level of accountability. But her goal is to honor Christ (which I'm sure it is to an extent, but that it's playing out poorly in how she's responding here), the "being a role-model" will come more naturally and successfully through the working of the Spirit in her life.
There's "more to life" than being a role-model: just be holy.