Ciara Gets Slammed After Telling Single Women To 'Level Up'
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the singer took to Instagram to share a clip of a sermon from pastor John Gray. Gray's sermon offered advice on what women can do to find a husband.
Since Ciara posted the video, it has received more than one million views and has been liked over 150,000 times.
"#Level Up. Don't Settle," Ciara captioned the video.
However, some of Ciara's followers felt that she was blaming women for being single. The singer should have considered the fact that dating someone isn't always easy before posting the video.
Some of her followers were surprised that she posted the video. After all, Ciara went through a rough break up with Future.
"Didn't you need grace, mercy and compassion when you were being dragged up and down the internet for the Future situation,' a user tweeted.
Ciara and Future's fans still remember the scandal when the couple decided to call it quits in December 2014, just seven months after Ciara gave birth to their son, Future Zahir Wilburn.
The couple also went through a nasty custody battle that didn't get settled until January 2017. Ciara and Future eventually came to an agreement and were granted joint custody of their son.
In April 2015, Ciara began dating Seattle Seahawks player, Russell Wilson. Fans of the "Body Party" singer immediately noticed that Ciara and her new flame are very much in love. The speculations proved to be accurate as the couple decided to the tie the knot in July 2016.
Through her Instagram posts, followers saw how happy Ciara is with her married life, and they were glad for her. Hence, some of her followers felt that telling women to "level up" to get married is a low blow.
Ciara Says Sorry
While some of her followers weren't happy with the video and Ciara's caption, some followers defended her.
"Y'all wanted to know how Ciara snatched Russell Wilson, and she told y'all but now y'all mad LMAO," a Twitter user wrote.
Another Twitter user opined that single women should not take offense to Ciara's post as she is just offering advice to encourage women to do better.
On Sunday, Jan. 21, Ciara took to Instagram to clarify her endorsement of the video and to post a message about self-love and self-respect.