Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is outspoken about his Christian beliefs, but now some critics are attacking him for racy photos posted to social media by his pop singer wife, Ciara.
On Wednesday, Ciara posted a series of photos to her Instagram account depicting her in some rather intimate situations and scantily clad in some shots.
The 32-year-old singer was seen wearing nothing but a white button-down shirt arranged to show off parts of her highly toned body, according to Christian Post.
Also, the photos were apparently taken by her NFL player husband.
The photos elicited a variety of reactions some praising them, others reportedly “lusting” after the NFL player’s wife. But soon the pair came under fire for seeming to violate their Christian beliefs by posting such intimate images.
One reply, for instance, jabbed the two saying, “These pictures should be seen only by your husband, not on public display. Are you not a Christian family?”
Another post criticized Ciara for perpetuating sex stereotypes.
“@Ciara, I adore you and @dangerusswilson, and you have nothing to prove; y’all are the bomb. However, posting semi-naked pics only perpetuates the myth that women are merely sexual objects for all to see,” the commenter wrote.
The NFL player was famous for advocating abstinence before marriage. Before they wed, for instance, Wilson told the audience at a San Diego church event that he and Ciara were “doing it the Jesus way” and refusing to engage in sexual relations until they took their vows.
Wilson did admit that refraining from sex wasn’t an easy decision, especially with such a beautiful woman as Ciara. “I ain’t gonna lie to y’all now, I need y’all to pray for us. I know y’all seen her on the screen,” he said.
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